Sr. Jeannette Levesque, DHS enters life eternal


Sister JeanetteBorn Marie Jeannette Levesque in Fall River, MA on February 22, 1923, the daughter of Alfred J. and Marie (St. Onge) Levesque, Sr. Jeannette entered religious life in 1946 and made profession on August 23, 1950 at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Alvarez de Jesus.

Upon her return to the United States, from 1950-1987 Sr. Jeannette served as dietician at Annhurst College, South Woodstock, CT; Résidence des Filles du St. Esprit in Greenfield Park, Canada; Sr. Anne Convent, Swanton, VT; St. Elizabeth Guest House in Hartford, CT; St. Joseph Guest House in New Haven, CT and St. Joseph Villa, Putnam, CT. In 1987 she was assigned to the Provincial House in Putnam where she served as seamstress and driver for the community until 2005 when she retired there.

She is survived by 3 brothers—Benoit of Swansea, MA, Joseph of Harmans, MD and Roger of Fall River, MA and 3 sisters—Cécile Chicca of Somerset, MA, Sr. Louise Levesque, SJA of Sillery, Quebec Canada and Eva Desrochers of Fall River, MA and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial prayer service was held during calling hours on Tuesday evening and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, March 9th at the Provincial House Chaoel. Sr. Jeannette is laid to rest in St. Mary of the Visitation Cemetery in Putnam.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund,c/o the Development Office at 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. 

May Jeannette rest in peace in the arms of her loving God.    


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