Susan M. Levesque
Susan M. Levesque, 76, of Manchester, NH and formerly Nashua, passed away peacefully the evening of Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Maple Leaf Health Center in Manchester after a period of declining health. Susan – or “Sue” as she was known by family and friends – was born in Haverhill, NH on November 22, 1942 to the late Harley and Lucia Cookman (Morrill). Sue grew up in Hudson, NH and was a graduate of Alvirne High School.
Sue became a long-time resident of Nashua, NH after her marriage to the late Albert (“Al”) H. Levesque. While raising her two daughters and caring for her family, Sue worked full-time as a secretary and later as a paralegal at the law form of Smith-Weiss Shepard, P.C. Sue had a very strong work ethic that she passed down to both of her daughters.
Sue was a quiet and reserved woman but for those who knew her well, she shared a sharp and dry sense of humor mostly when one least expected it! Sue was an avid reader, she loved keeping up with current events, enjoyed challenging crossword puzzles and was a champion Scrabble player. Despite her quiet nature, Sue made friends easily and was well like by all whom she met. In her short time at Maple Leaf Health Center she made several good friends and was loved by the staff. They often commented on seeing her zip around the building in her much envied compact electric wheelchair.
Members of Sue’s family include her late husband Albert; her oldest daughter Lisa A. Field and her spouse Gary Field of Manchester, NH; her youngest daughter Lori J. Doherty and her spouse Michael P. Doherty of Melrose, MA; four grandchildren: Austin Hogan of Nashua, NH and Ethan Hogan of Manchester, NH, Erin and Alison Doherty of Melrose, MA, also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, Sue is also predeceased by her three siblings: Anne Thome, Peter Cookman and Liz Morgan.
There will be a private family service in celebration of Sue’s life. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association in honor of Susan.