CARMEL – Joy E. Levasseur, loving wife of Richard “Dick” Levasseur, went to be with her Lord Oct. 12, 2012, at a Bangor hospital with her loved ones by her side. She was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Wales, Mass., to Wilfred and Dorothy Anair.
Joy graduated from Goodwin Technical Institute, New Britain, Conn., as a licensed practical nurse. As a member of an Air Force family, she moved to Okinawa, Japan; Texas and Idaho, where she was employed as a nurse and Red Cross volunteer. Joy and Dick relocated to Michigan in 1974 and she worked in several nursing capacities and was subsequently licensed as a real estate salesperson and broker. The family moved to Maine in 1983 and Joy was employed by nursing homes in the Bangor-Brewer area. She purchased Maine Secretarial Typing Services in 1986 and was active in nursing and her business until her illness in August 2011. Joy was an avid Maine Hockey fan, received the 1994-1995 Coca Cola Spirit Award, and was inducted in the University of Maine “M” Club. She was a member of Sweet Adelines and the board of Maine Hockey. Joy’s hobbies included cooking and gardening, and she looked forward to her yearly vacations in Mexico. Joy was an outgoing and caring person and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Joy was predeceased by her father, Wilfred Anair; and her son, David Swanson. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy; husband, Dick; sons, Danny Swanson and partner, Roxanne Lankford, and Darin Swanson and wife, Kay; daughter, Michelle St. Louis and husband, Brent; brother, Wilfred Anair Jr. and wife, Donna; sister, Betty Decoteau and husband, Hank; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends she considered and family. The family thanks their many friends at Eastern Maine Medical Center medical staff for their guidance and support throughout Joy’s illness.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be Wednesday in the family lot at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.