2008-06-05 / Obituaries

Ronald J. Levesque, 60

Ronald J. Levesque, 60, of Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Johnston, R.I., died Feb. 6, 2008, in Margate, Fla.

He was the son of the late Emil and Madeleine (Laboissonniere) Levesque.

He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967-1968 where he saw heavy combat, was exposed to Agent Orange and wounded by shrapnel. He was honorably discharged in 1971.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and worked as an electrical sign installer throughout the Northeast. He moved to Florida in the 1980s and worked as a concrete installer until he became ill with cancer.

He was an outpatient at the Veteran's Hospital, Miami. He continued his ties to his fellow veterans as an enthusiastic volunteer with the American Legion in Margate. His survivors include his brother Paul Levesque, of Jamestown and South Pasadena, Fla., his sister Simone Carbone of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. and Smithfield, and his brother Leo of Cranston, RI. He leaves several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A military burial with honors will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 10:45 a.m. in the R.I. Veteran's Cemetery in Exeter.

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