MADAWASKA – Rina B. Levesque, 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at a Frenchville health care facility. She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Siegas, New Brunswick, the daughter of Henri and Almina (Tardif) Desjardins. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Carlene Levesque of Madawaska; two loving sons, Yvon Levesque and his wife, Esther, of California and Gary Levesque of New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Joey Levesque and Derek Levesque; one sister, Laura Ann “Dorianne” Michaud of Connecticut; three half sisters, Marjella, Henriette and Alida; one half brother, Gerald; several nieces and nephews. Rina was predeceased by her husband, Byron Levesque in February 2004; and by eight brothers and sisters. Rina enjoyed spending time with her family and she will be sadly missed by all of them. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Madawaska. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. As per Rina’s request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daigle Funeral Home.