CARMEL – Dr. Richard M. Levasseur “Dr. Dick,” passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, July 7, 2013. Born June 8, 1946, in Lewiston, to Joseph and Annette Levasseur, Dr. Dick was destined for greatness.
Graduating from Southington High School, Connecticut, in 1964 he soon signed up for the U.S. Army. Shortly after, he enrolled in the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services, graduating in 1969. While skating semi-pro with the roller derby he met a sweet woman named Joy and they were married Dec. 11, 1976. He then furthered his education with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1979. 1980 brought a degree from Oakland University. In 1983 he packed up the family and moved to Maine. His interest in psychology peaked, and he earned his doctorate in education psychology from American International College in 1997. He became a professor of psychology at Husson College, owner of Central Maine Evaluations, and he worked as a psychological evaluator from 1988, until his illness in 2012. In his free time he became a third degree Mason, and loved being a Keystone Kop for the Shrine. He spent time with his family and friends, golfing, trips to Cancun, and was an avid University of Maine hockey fan. He was a well known member of the community and will be deeply missed by many.
Dr. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife, Joy Levasseur; and his parents, Joseph and Annette Levasseur. He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Bennett and husband, Chad, and Michelle St. Louis and husband, Brent; and sisters, Dorothee Levasseur and partner, Larry Crane, and Sandy Bard and husband, Carl. Dick had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His family includes many close friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Maine Veterans’ Home, Eastern Maine Hospice and Premier Home Care for their guidance and support.
Services will be held Saturday, July 13. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Greenlawn Memorial Funeral Home, State Street, Bangor. Internment will be 9 a.m. Sunday, at Mount Hope Cemetery and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shriners Hospital, care of Anah Shriners, 586 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401.