Obituaries: Levite R. Cormier

Levite R. Cormier, Sr., 82, of Bristol, widower of Rejeanne (Roy) Cormier, died on

Sunday (December 2, 2018) at home.  Levite was born in Van Buren, ME on March

2, 1936 and was a son of the late Denis and Corinne (Rossignol) Cormier.  Raised in

Maine, he came to Conn. in 1955 to work and begin a family.     Levite had many

entrepreneurial dreams throughout his life. Through the years, he had a small airline

with a license to run business flights to Montreal, owned a trucking company and

for a time, had a printing and advertising company. In addition, he was a heavy

equipment operator and worked on many Hartford area highway projects. He was a

talented carpenter and could fix just about anything. Like so many of his

generation, he knew how to reuse and recycle before it was in vogue.      Devoted to

the Catholic faith, Levite served as a CCD teacher, a Eucharistic Minister at St.

Gregory Church, and was active with LaRencontre. He also attended the men’s

retreat for many years. He was currently a parishioner of St. Matthew Church,

Forestville.       Levite loved his family. He was his wife’s caregiver. He lived the

vows he made 63 years ago, always there in sickness and in health. He especially

enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a playful

soul, always ready to make them laugh with a corny joke or pull out the toy blocks

and join in the fun.     Levite is survived by three children:  Claire Fournier and

husband, Leigh, of Bristol, Levite “Lee” Cormier, Jr., and wife, Cynthia, of Bristol,

and Diane Balzano of North Haven; seven grandchildren: John (Elizabeth) Fournier,

Gregory Fournier, Christine (Brian) Martin, Michael (Sabrina) Cormier, Kaitlin

Cormier, Anthony and Theresa Balzano; seven great-grandchildren:, Dominic,

Joshua, Brayden, and Jacob Martin, Mia and Michael Cormier, and Benjamin

Fournier. He was predeceased by his sister: Joan Dubay.  The family would like to

thank his caregiver, Crystal McMorris, and hospice nurse Adrienne, who provided

care and comfort in his final months.     A Mass of Christian Burial will be

celebrated on Saturday (December 8, 2018) at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, 120

Church Ave., Forestville.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.

Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on

Saturday between 8:30 and 9:30 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may

be made to Bristol Hospital Hospice program Main St. Bristol Ct. or  St. Matthew

School, 33 Welch Dr., Bristol, CT 06010.  Please visit Levite’s memorial website

at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.