9/11/2016 Class Member Donald E. Levesque Passes
PORTSMOUTH, NH – Donald E. Levesque, 73, of Portsmouth, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
He was born April 8, 1943, in Portsmou
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8/18/2016 Class Member Calvin Pesola Passes
Memo from PHS-61 class member Gary Sullivan RE: Calvin Pesola, 27 Cedergren Rd, New Durham, NH 03855 …
Portsmouth High School ~ Class of 1961
I went up to see Cal on Friday, Augu
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After graduating from Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1964; I was licensed as an RN; entered the Air Force Nurse Corps in 1966 and while at Keesler AFB, MS, met and married Niel, my husband, life partner and best friend of 42 years. We have two children: Tina Lyn Dessart, born 1971 married to Kevin; they live in Colorado Springs with son Justin age 13 and daughters Julia age 10 and Sara age 7; and Tina is the owner of The Colorado Springs Swim School. Brett Edward born 1973 married Natalia Bruni; they live in San Antonio with daughter Olivia age 11 and son Dean age 8; and Brett is a commercial real-estate appraiser with Dugger, Canaday, Grafe, Inc.
I returned to school in 1977, first at Howard Community College, MD, then The University of Maryland, followed by The University of Texas in San Antonio, finally receiving my BSN, from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1982. In 1989 I attended Central State University, OH and completed course work for Qualification as a Mental Retardation Professional.
As I trotted the globe with my husband, a career Air Force officer, I lived in 18 different homes between 1966 and 1999 including Alaska and Japan and held a variety of nursing positions. Prior to retirement in 1999, I provided health care and education for 13 years in the field of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities as Health Care Coordinator, as Director for Human Resource Development, and as Assistant Director for Human Resources.
I am a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. I currently serve as treasurer of Idaho State Chapter, in my second of seven years on the Idaho State Chapter Executive Board.
I am pleased to have retired to Idaho, my husband’s childhood home. Retirement provides Niel and me the flexibility to explore Idaho's waters and woodlands: frequently crappie or trout fishing, exploring ATV trails, kicking back at hunting camp, or relaxing with a good book in some remote location. Simple pleasures round out the days: friends and family, gardening, exercise, yoga, walking, and learning new computer technology.
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