Robert Denis Lévesque

  • Born: June 21, 1939
  • Died: July 6, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert Denis Lévesque, 80, passed away on July 6, 2019. Born in St. Isidore, Québec on June 21, 1939, he was son of the late François and Régina (Lacourse) Lévesque. He enjoyed 57 years of marriage with Hélène (Bouchard) Lévesque.

Robert was raised and educated in Canada. In his younger years, he was a pitcher in a Canadian baseball league. He worked as a lumberjack for many years at both Lorden and Tappley Lumber companies, and completed his working career with Stonyfield Farms. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends playing tennis and pickleball and watching sports, especially his beloved Yankees. Robert was an avid vegetable gardener. For over 40 years, he sold Christmas trees on the West Side. Robert was a devoted husband, father and pépère who cherished time spent with his family, especially watching his grandchildren's concerts and sports games.

Robert leaves behind his wife, Hélène Lévesque; his daughter, Nancy Kelley, MD and her husband, Michael Kelley, MD and their children Matthew, Meghan and Sarah; his daughter, Linda Whitmore and her husband, James and their children Jacob and Samuel; his son, Richard Lévesque and his partner Fran Appleby and his daughter Jennifer; his daughter, Diane Santomassimo and her husband Michael and their children Cody and Alexis; and his son, Daniel Lévesque and his wife Carrie, and their children Anna, Chloé and Zacharie; as well as his brother, Jérome Lévesque and his wife Claudette, as well as many nephews, nieces, extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by several siblings.

Robert's visitation will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester on Wednesday, July 10th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Parish of the Transfiguration, 107 Alsace Street, Manchester on Thursday, July 11th at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave, Suite 1100N, Bethesda, MD 20814


Condolence & Memory Journal

We just heard today of Roberts passing, we are so sorry for your tremendous loss! He was such a kind man with so much wit. For many years we have visited to buy our beautiful Christmas tree, something we always looked forward to with our kids. His funny jokes and stories were the best. We were always amazed at his energy and strength! My husband worked at his house doing masonry work last year. He spoke highly of all his family & he enjoyed spending time with Robert. It was such an honor to know him. Our thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Laurie Allen - New Boston, NH - Friend   September 03, 2019

Sincere sympathy to Helene and the family for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you.

Posted by Linda Murray - Brentwood, NH   July 16, 2019


I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. Please know we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mark and Kathy Kennedy

Posted by Kathy Kennedy - Derry, NH - Friend   July 11, 2019

Bob was a leader of the Senior tennis community for many years, a gentleman, with a sense of humor, and very generous. Sam And Diane Dugan, tennis friends.

Posted by Sam Dugan - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 10, 2019

Toutes nos pensées vers vous sont tournées pour vous apporter un peu de réconfort dans l'épreuve que vous vivez. La distance rend notre présence impossible. au revoir oncle Robert, nos curs vous accompagnent.
Mes plus sincères condoléances
Chantal St-Pierre, Robert Rodney et les enfants xxx

Posted by Chantal St-Pierre - Québec - Family   July 09, 2019

RIP Bob. We will miss your wit and humor on the tennis courts. Heaven's gift is our loss. He will always be remembered both on and off the tennis courts. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Ken Soskin - Hooksett, NH - Friend   July 09, 2019

Bob was my very best friend while I resided in Manchester, 2001-05 and thereafter. What fun tennis and visits my wife and I enjoyed with him, together with his wife, Helene. Always the gentleman, generous, and good humor. The warmest and hardest working man I ever met. God bless Bob, Helene, and their wonderful family.

Posted by Keith Boerner - Getzville, NY - Friend   July 09, 2019

I remember Bob as a warm and funny man. We thoroughly enjoyed the times we got to chat while buying our Christmas trees each year!! To Linda and Jim and Mrs. Levesque, please accept our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Diane and Max Lavoie - New Bern, NC - Friend   July 09, 2019

Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you.

Posted by Heather Grigos - Torrington, CT - Family Friend   July 08, 2019

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