Obituary: Denis J. LeVasseur

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Denis J. LeVasseur

NAUGATUCK — Denis J. LeVasseur, 76, formerly of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at VITAS at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Daunis) LeVasseur, who passed away in 2010, after 40 years of marriage.

Denis was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Waterbury, the son of the late Armand and Rita (Adams) LeVasseur. He was raised in Waterbury and spent most of his adult life in Naugatuck. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Denis was a longtime employee of Campion Ambulance, until his retirement in 2011. He was a founding member of the former Naugatuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and had also been a member of the Naugatuck Volunteer Fire Dept. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles-Arie 640 of Naugatuck and a member of the Polish American Club of Naugatuck. He enjoyed fishing.

Denis is survived by his children, Vicki LeVasseur, Dawne Peschell, and her husband, John, Denis LeVasseur Jr., and Amy LeVasseur; his two grandchildren, Jacob McKnight and Anthony Peschell; and one great-granddaughter, Kira McKnight. Denis is also survived by his brother, Armand LeVasseur and his wife, Laura; and his twin sister, Denise Gelinas. In addition to his wife, Denis is predeceased by his son, Todd; and his sister, Caroline LeVasseur.

A graveside service will be Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 East Main St., Waterbury. Friends may call on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. Members of F.O.E.-Arie 640 will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity Foundation, 1623 Gateway Circle South, Grove City, OH 43123-9309.

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