Sister Jeannette Levesque, D.H.S.

PUTNAM, Conn. — Sister Jeannette Levesque, 93, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died March 6 at the daughters of the Holy Spirit Provincial House.

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

Upon her return to the United States, from 1950-1987 Sister Jeannette served as dietician at Annhurst College, South Woodstock, Conn.; Résidence des Filles du St. Esprit in Greenfield Park, Canada; Sister Anne Convent, Swanton, Vt.; St. Elizabeth Guest House in Hartford, Conn.; St. Joseph Guest House in New Haven, Conn., and St. Joseph Villa, Putnam, Conn. 

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 three brothers, Benoit of Swansea; Joseph of Harmans, Md.; and Roger of Fall River; three sisters, Cécile Chicca of Somerset; Sister Louise Levesque, SJA of Sillery, Quebec Canada; and Eva Desrochers of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Provincial House Chapel on March 9, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam, Conn.

Donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund, 72 Church Street, Putnam, Conn., 06260. 

Gilman Funeral Home, Putnam, Conn., 06260 was in charge of arrangements. 

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