Deacon Robert Levesque

Obituary of Deacon Robert Levesque

Deacon Robert Levesque was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on April 26, 1943.

After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served in Italy and Crete. After his discharge, Bob entered the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart(the Josephites) as a religious brother. The Josephites serve the African-American population. Bob graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a degree in Social Welfare/Sociology. He taught at an all-boys Catholic High School in New Orleans, La. and served at a parish there as well. After 14 years of religious life Bob left the community. He married Margaret(Midge) in 1989 and settled in Wilmington.

Bob also worked for 9 years with DuPont and with the State of Delaware for 15 years. He worked for the Division of Family Services as a Foster Home Coordinator and retired in 2009.

Bob was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Wilmington in 2001. He served for 10 years at St. Joseph's Church on French Street and most recently assigned to St. Mary/St. Patrick Church. Bob and Midge have one son, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.