ALTON BAY — Elizabeth Frances (Tisdale) Thurber Levasseur, 92, of Mt. Major Highway, died on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Lakes Region General Hospital with her family by her side.
Beth was born on March 28, 1925 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Alice (Haskell) Tisdale.
Beth had a passion for oil painting, her mentors were Loran Percy and Larry Frates. She would have weekly gatherings at her home with friends to paint. She liked to dance and loved being at the big lake. She enjoyed her times spent with childhood girlfriends from KPC, "the club girls." Beth most of all loved life and everyone in her life.
Survivors include a son, John Thurber and his wife, Cheryl; a granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth Thurber; a grandson, Matthew Ryan Thurber, all of Belmont; three stepdaughters, Paula Robinson, of Indiana, and Arlene Varrati and Jackie Morris, both of Florida; a sister, Priscilla Farrell and her husband, John, of West Alton; a brother-in-law, Joe Tata, of Massachusetts; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her first husband, John Thurber, and her second husband, Armand Levasseur ,and by her sister, Evelyn Tata.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the Gilmanton Community Church, located on the corner of Route 107 and Route 140 in Gilmanton.
For those who wish the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road #200, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.