Thomas M. Levesque - 12/20/2017

Thomas M. Levesque-12/20/2017

LYONS FALLS - Thomas M. Levesque, 84, of Samson Terrace, husband of Susan, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville. Tom was born in Lyons Falls on April 27, 1933, a son of Adelard and Julia Thibeault Levesque. He received his education at Lyons Falls High School and Lowville Academy and Central School, later earning his GED. For 43 years, Mr. Levesque was employed at Georgia Pacific Paper Co., retiring in 1995 from Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper Co., Lyons Falls. A previous marriage to Joan Zimmer ended in divorce. On January 17, 1970, Tom was married to Susan Clark LaFave at the Boonville Methodist Church. Tom “loved and served his fellowman,” and he lived this axiom by making many contributions to the community of Lyons Falls, which he felt a great affection for. He was a longtime member of Lyons Falls Fire Department; for many years he served as caretaker for the large Lyons Falls Community Christmas Tree on McAlpine Street. Tom also was active in raising funds for the memorial fence at Lyons Falls Town Park. When he was not at his employment or caring for his family and community, Tom greatly enjoyed time spent at his beloved camp at Buck Lake. For throughout his life, Mr. Levesque attended St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls; more recently, he had attended Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls. In addition to his wife, Susan, Tom is survived by his siblings, Joseph (Margaret) Levesque, Patricia Watson, and Lewis (Patricia) Levesque; his children, Bonnie Levesque, Georgianna Feller (Joseph), Tama Lunceford (Robert); stepchildren, Anne Green, Cynthia LaFave (Paul Rapoli), Michael LaFave, and John LaFave (Satomi); several grandchildren (including Sorawit (Ta) Phakdeetho – who resides with them), and several great and great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Teresa Levesque Lynch, a stepson, Thomas LaFave, and by several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. In keeping with Tom’s wishes, his body was donated to medical science. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls, where relatives and friends greeted his family at the conclusion of the service. There were no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Lyons Falls Fire Department, PO Box 520, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. His arrangements were in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to