Obituary: Joye Ann (Cleveland) Levesque – Portland Press Herald –

21October 2020

Joye Ann(Cleveland)Levesque

Joye Ann (Cleveland) Levesque 1929– 2020 TOPSHAM– Joye Ann (Cleveland) Levesque passed away peacefully in the house on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 with her spouse and children by her side. She was 91 years young. Joye was a devoted partner, dedicated mother, caring grandmother, and passionate great-grandmother. Joye was born in Skowhegan on August 25, 1929 to Dwight and Hazel Cleveland, together with her sis Betty, who died in 2001. She met her husband, JMA “Al” Levesque, on the pier at Old Orchard Beach. She was cold; he provided her his arm, his sweatshirt, and, before long, an engagement ring. She and Al constructed a household and a house together in Auburn with a summer home on Taylor Pond. Joye took pleasure in to take a trip, and went on journeys to Hawaii, Florida and the Bahamas through Al’s work with Allstate Insurance Company. The couple ultimately winterized their home and retired there, where they delighted in enjoying the dawn over the water each early morning and social activities at the Taylor Pond Yacht Club. She and Al invested the last 25 winter seasons in Fort Pierce, Fla., where they owned a home by the beach. She liked to go for walks, gather seashells, swim in the pool, play bocce and golf, and socialize with her numerous pals. They transferred to Highland Green in Topsham in 2008, to be closer to their children. Al still lives there, on the 3rd hole of the golf course. Joye and Al, 94, were wed for 69 years. She once stated that the trick to their strong marital relationship was the routine of sharing a bowl of ice cream together every night. That’s how Joye lived her life: getting a kick out of easy delights shared with those whom she loved one of the most. Joye liked participating in the Maine State Music Theater, wearing her favorite bright pink lipstick, and shopping with her girlfriends. A devout Catholic, Joye belonged to All Saints Parish. She is celebrated by her hubby, Al; her children, Linda Levesque, of Brunswick, John Levesque and his hubby Marc Gup, of Portland, Mary London and her hubby Kevin, of Topsham, and James Levesque, of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Ian London and his wife Erin of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Ellen London Crane and her hubby Ben of Boston; and great-granddaughter, Aurora Crane of Boston; in addition to numerous nieces; and good friends in Maine and Florida. The family extends its inmost appreciation to Joye’s caregivers: the thoughtful teams from Comfort Keepers and CHANS Hospice, and Dr. Sarah Davis. Mass at St. Mary’s in Bath on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. will be said in Joye’s memory. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Crosman Funeral House, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Donations in her name might be made to: CHANS House Health and Hospice, Catholic Charities Maine, and the Biden Triumph Fund.

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