Mr. Raymond J. Levesque, Sr., of Taunton died Saturday, June 21 in the Goddard
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Stoughton, following a period of failing health. He
was the husband of Eileen M. (Cinq-Mars) Levesque. He was born 76 years ago in Taun-
ton, the son of the late Honore and Alice (Baril) Levesque. He was educated in Taun-
ton and had been a lifelong city resident. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed
as a cook at the former Gondola Restaurant in Taunton for 40 years. He had previously
been employed at the former Fernandes Supermarket in Raynham for 18 years. Mr.
Levesque had also been employed at both the former Hickey’s Diner on Taunton Green
and the former Whittenton Spa for a number of years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
the Korean War, having served with the 32nd Infantry Regiment, and was awarded the
Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars. He was a communicant of St. Jude
the Apostle Church in Taunton.
In addition to his wife, he leaves:
3 sons: Raymond J. Levesque, Jr., and his wife Pam, of Taunton
David Levesque, and his wife Julie, of Clam Gulch, Alaska
John Levesque, and his wife Donna, of Taunton
2 daughters: Lori Andrade, and her husband Daniel, of Raynham
Maureen of Taunton
2 brothers: Adrian “Pete” Levesque of Taunton
Richard Levesque of Cape Cod
5 sisters: Rita Hickey of Taunton
Josephine Henriques of Taunton
Rochelle Rocha of Taunton
Theresa Moquin of Berkley
Lorraine Tondreault of Florida
16 great grandchildren
several nieces and nephews
Mr. Levesque was also the father of the late Randi C. Levesque, and the brother of
the late Robert “Chink” Levesque, Roger Levesque and Helen Bagge all of Taunton.
Funeral services will be held from The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street
on Thursday, June 26 at 9:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Jude
the Apostle Church at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Relatives
and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.