Mr. Donald T. LeLievre, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen. He was 86.
Donald was born on August 1, 1935 in Waltham, son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Delaney) LeLievre. Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School class of 1954. He honorably served in the United States Army.
Don spent his early years delivering milk and bread for a variety of companies. He sold insurance for New York Life and later was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation. Upon retirement from Digital, he continued with a variety of part-time jobs, the last of which was at JetBlue Park, the Boston Red Sox Spring Training facility.
Don and Eleanor (Ellie) lived for many years in Waltham and then made their home in Bonita Springs, Florida. They moved to Merrimac, MA in 2017.
The simplest pleasures in life brought joy to Donald. In his younger years, he often sang on stage and loved to dance. It would be common for Don to make friends everywhere he went and those who knew him were touched by his charm and humor. Don was also devoted to the many dogs whose company enriched his life. He was a man of strong faith and devoted many hours of his life to the Catholic Church.
In June, 1957, he married Sheila Ann Porter, who predeceased him in 1972 and with whom he had three sons, Donald Jr., Scott and David. He found love again and married Eleanor C. Murray, with whom he enjoyed 48 years of marriage and who survives and with whom he was blessed with two more children, Stacey and Matthew.
In addition to his wife Eleanor, he leaves his children, Donald T. LeLievre, Jr. (Laurel) of Brown Summit, North Carolina; Scott A. LeLievre (Janice) of Waltham; David K. LeLievre (Katie) of Hudson, New Hampshire; Stacey Phelps (Clayton) of Midlothian, Virginia and Matthew LeLievre (Jodie) of Estero, Florida; his grandchildren, Shawn and Monique LeLievre; David Keith, Jr., (Joan), Korey (Sarah), Kameo (Joshua) Chasse and Kassidy LeLievre; Aiden and Keegan Phelps; Madison and Emma LeLievre; and his great-grandchildren David Keith III and Karson as well as many nieces and nephews. Mr. LeLievre was predeceased by his sisters, Elaine Angelo and Jeannette Ryberg both of Waltham.
Family and friends will honor and remember Donald's life by gathering for calling hours at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, November 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
Those wishing to view the Funeral Mass may do so via this link on Wednesday at 10 a.m: https://my.gather.app/remember/donald-lelievre
Memorials in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or www.alz.org/manh