Sister Jeannine Levasseur, CSJ

Sister Jeannine Levasseur, CSJ, 88, formerly known as Sr. Marie-Lucie, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville.

She was born in Lewiston in 1931 to Odilon and Rose (Roy) Levasseur.  She attended St. Peter’s School and St. Dominic High School in Lewiston, then earned a bachelor’s degree from LaMennais College in Alfred and a master’s from the College of Ste Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Sister Jeannine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon in 1951 in Auburn and made her religious profession in 1958. She taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Jackman, Sacred Heart School in Auburn, and Holy Family School in Lewiston, where she was a teacher-principal. In 1970, she was missioned to the Diocese of Mossoro in Brazil, where she served in pastoral care as a Bible resource person on the Diocesan Faith Commission and the National Board of Ecumenical Bible Formation for the State of Rio Grande de Norte. She also served on the Regional Conference of Religious. After 28 years in Brazil, she returned to the United States, serving in religious education and as a spiritual director.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 20 with burial following the Mass. In accord with the Bishop’s Directive, only sisters and immediate family will be present for the Mass. All others are asked to pray with us from home.