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Arthur Joseph Levesque III.

10/20/1942 - 03/24/2023


Obituary For Arthur Joseph Levesque III.

Arthur Joseph Levesque III., 80, of Bristol, RI passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at VA Medical Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Linda (Turillo) Levesque.

Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Arthur and Yvette (Guimond) Levesque Jr.

He grew up in Fall River, MA and settled in Bristol, RI after he married his wife Linda and they raised their four children.

A Vietnam veteran, Arthur served honorably in the United States Security Agency for the United States Army.

Attended Monsignor Prevost High School in Fall River, MA and graduated in 1961 and attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. He worked over thirty years as a Contract Specialist for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center at the Naval Base in Newport, RI.

Enjoyed playing golf, fishing, watching baseball and football with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Arthur will be remembered for his kindness, his storytelling, his ability to make you always feel welcome, his cooking (everyone had a specific dish request when they were home), and his involvement in the community in youth activities. He was a loving husband to Linda ensuring all her needs were always met, a guiding and generous father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren, and a respected friend. He loved his dogs Brooke, Kena, and Coco. He will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know him and love him.

In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by his three sons, Arthur J. Levesque IV. of Orlando, Florida, Marc E. Levesque and his wife Kim of Bristol, RI and Michael J. Levesque and his wife Grace of Bristol, RI; a daughter, Danielle (Levesque) Carbo and her husband Zach of Dupont, WA; brothers, Richard J. Levesque of Assonet, MA and George J. Levesque of Fall River, MA; seven grandchildren, Kaitlin, Dylan, Sawyer, Cody, Logan, Michael and Maddox. He was the brother of the late Ronald J. and Norman J. Levesque.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI, where the family will receive guests and relatives for Visitation on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 8:00AM - 10:00AM with an immediate Funeral Home Service to follow. Interment will take place at North Burial Ground, 1081 Hope St. Bristol, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Bristol Animal Shelter: 11 Broad Common Road, Unit 155, Bristol, RI 02809. For directions or tributes, please visit


31 Mar


08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WJSmith Funeral Home 8 Schoolhouse Road Warren, RI 02885 Get Directions »
31 Mar

Funeral Service

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

WJSmith Funeral Home 8 Schoolhouse Road Warren, RI 02885 Get Directions »
31 Mar


11:00 AM

North Burial Grounds 1081 Hope Street Bristol, RI 02809 Get Directions »
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  • 03/30/2023

    Linda and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Art and I were childhood friends and remained in contact throughout the years. We shared out military service and although living in different states, we remained friends. I'm sure he will be missed. God bless you and family.

  • 03/29/2023

    Linda and the Levesque family, Sean and I send our warmest condolences and heartfelt sympathy on your loss. A truly unique person and "renaissance" man, Art was known for his honesty with warmth and caring in all situations AND his unflinching courage and bravery as a warrior and worker. We were always proud and fortunate to call him friend. He will ALWAYS be remembered and will NOT be forgotten—a man who dearly loved his country and his family.

  • 03/29/2023

    Dearest Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 🙏

  • 03/29/2023

    With Love and Remembrance of our Dear Cousin. Forever in our hearts. Love, Jayne and Donna Guimond

  • 03/28/2023

    Linda and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. I'll be saying prayers for your family. I'm am so sorry to read about your, Arthur.

  • 03/28/2023

    Dear Linda & family We are so sorry for your loss. Love all the memories. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. From your Guimond cousins in Florida. Love, Gerald, Linda & Susan Have a drink with Uncle Bob and rest in peace!

  • 03/28/2023

    Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about Arthur's passing. So many memories! May he rest in peace. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 03/27/2023

    Dad, Daddy, Daddio...did I ever tell you that you are my favorite father? You've always supported all of my crazy dreams, let me paint your toenails blue, surprised me with my first cabbage patch kid, let me share your recliner almost every night, watch me dance in front of the TV even if it blocked your view, turned up the volume as loud as it could go when Elvira came on the radio. Made sure you made pasta for me before my races and always took me all over the place to find the right running shoes (not easy). You'd turn my lights off in the middle of the night when I was reading Marc's Stephen King books when I wasn't supposed to be. You kept most of the rocks (paperweights) I painted as "gifts," except for the one giant one we couldn't move without a golf cart in Maine. You are the reason I love baseball and football so much. You are the reason I am learning to play golf again. You are the reason I chose to serve. I will never be able to smell Polo cologne again without thinking of you. I will never be able to watch a baseball game without hearing your comments and seeing your smile. You were my hero. You still are my hero. Not many will be able to live up to your example. You were kind and generous. You were loving and stern. You were my favorite father. You are my favorite Dad. I will love you forever.

  • 03/27/2023

    deepest sympathy a good friend


  • Cherished Friend Bouquet

    MARK W HESS sent Cherished Friend Bouquet for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 29, 2023

    From the Hess family in: New Orleans, LA; Franklin, MA; St. Louis, MO; and Kauai, HI. To Linda and the Levesque family: Our sincerest sympathy on your great loss.

  • Beautiful Dreams by Teleflora

    Donna Gleckler sent Beautiful Dreams by Teleflora for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 29, 2023

    With Love and Remembrance of our Dear Cousin. Forever in our Hearts. Love, Jayne and Donna Guimond

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    Danielle Carbo sent Traditional Floor Basket for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 29, 2023

    Dad, We love and miss you so much already. You were our hero Dad an we will honor your memory forever. Love your sons Arthur, Marc, and Michael and your daughter Danielle.

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    Danielle Carbo sent Bountiful Memories Casket Spray for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 29, 2023

    Dad and Papa We love you. You will be missed and forever in our hearts. With love your daughter Danielle, son in law Zachary, and grandson Cody.

  • America the Beautiful

    Fay Carbo sent America the Beautiful for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 28, 2023

    With deepest sympathy to the Levesque family. Love, Butch & Fay Carbo

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    The Patriot Flower Basket Arrangement was sent for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 28, 2023

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    Deeply Adored was sent for Arthur Joseph Levesque III. - March 28, 2023

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    Joseph and Kathryn Crowley planted 5 trees in memory of Arthur Joseph Levesque III. . - March 30, 2023

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