SPRINGFIELD-Patrick J. Levesque, 31, of Sumner Avenue passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at home. Patrick’s death was unexpected and has ripped a hole in the center of our tight knit family. It is impossible to capture a person in simple words, but Patrick's favorite phrase was "Whatever you need". He was the first to offer help to his family and friends, and always had a bag of tools at the ready. Patrick had a loving family that he always made laugh with his offbeat jokes and quick wit. Patrick had struggled with Alcohol Abuse and tried to continually hide it and bear the brunt of it on his own. During his struggles, we tried to help him as best we could. Patrick was proud and did not want those outside of his immediate family knowing about his demons. We continually told him that we loved him, but it was not enough to cure him of his deep depression. Every family hopes that they will beat this disease and we honestly believed this until the moment we received the phone call that he was gone. If you are struggling with any type of addiction, know that your family and friends love you, and want better for you. Don’t hide or feel ashamed, talk through it until you are blue in the face. Embrace the people you love and believe with all your heart that you can and will make it through to the other side. To the families of the addicted: They need and deserves your empathy and support. Please love them through this, even if they don't want it. There will be anger, but be angry together, rather than apart. Patrick was born in Springfield on December 18, 1987, a beloved & much loved son to Sheryl (Owen) Levesque of Indian Orchard and Paul Levesque of Springfield. Patrick leaves his loving and over-bearing sister; Amy Donahue and her husband Mike, as well as their son, Owen. His grandparents; Richard & Helen Owen as well as his aunts and uncles; Michael & Maritza Owen, Jake & Debbie (Owen) Perry, Linda (Levesque) Mehrman & John (previously deceased) and Norman and Karen Levesque. He also leaves all the extended members of the Owen and Levesque families and his many friends far and wide. Family and friends will gather to remember Patrick on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Indian Orchard. Funeral services for Patrick will be Friday morning from Ratell Funeral Home at 8:30 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 A.M. at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 1023 Parker St, Springfield. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to help those battling addiction. Please consider Phoenix House, 240-242 Central St,, Springfield, MA 01105.
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