Madeleine E. Leite

12 April, 194214 July, 2021

Madeleine E. (Levesque) Leite, age 79 of Somerset, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul M. Leite, to whom she had been married for 58 years.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late George and Rita Levesque, she was a graduate of Jesus Mary Academy in Fall River.

Mrs. Leite was employed as a Secretary at the Westport Elementary School for 25 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Louis de France Church and enjoyed reading and knitting.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, Stephanie L. Goncalves of Somerset, David M. Leite of Westport and Holly A. Leite of Providence; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three sisters. She was also predeceased by one grandchild and a sister.

Her Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill Rd, Fairhaven, MA 02719. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Louis deFrance Church in Swansea. For directions, to place an online tribute and for updated service information, please visit:


  • Southcoast VNA


  • Visitation

    Sunday, 18 July , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 5 August , 2021


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Maureen Andrade

30 August 2021

Dear Paul Steph David Holly I recently was told about Madaline’s passing I am so very very sorry .Madaline and I spoke at the end of March we both seem to have the same medical issue with our blood .I will miss our conversations she was a wonderful and loving friend . Tony and I now live in Florida but I am sending a donation to the VNA on behalf of my dear friend ,I know this is a profound loss for your family she loved all of you so much especially her beautiful grandchildren. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Tony and Maureen Andrade

Mary Moore

3 August 2021

I remember the first time I met Madeline as a young child. Both she and her husband, boyfriend at the time, (my cousin), stopped by my home I suppose to meet my grandmother that happened to my birthday (along with my twin). She shared a piece of our cake since we shared the same birthday. I also loved when we would be invited to her home to swim in the lake when they lived in Westport. My condolence goes out to her family.

Vinnie Mannion

23 July 2021

Paul and Family,
Bernice told me of Madeleine's passing.
I am so so shocked to hear this.
She will be in my prayers.
My condolences to all of you.
Vinnie Mannion

Steven Fezette

23 July 2021


Deeply saddened to hear of Madeline's passing.
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May you continue to find strength and support for them.

Steve Fezette

Linda Eastwood

20 July 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Madeline. I worked with her at WES for many years and recall how she was Jack’s “ right hand man.” My condolences, Paul, to you and your family as I’m sure she will be missed.

Mary Trepanier

19 July 2021

I could not believe it when Cindy called me to tell me about the passing of our dear friend Madeleine!!
We shared so many laughs and fun times during our years working together at the Westport Elementary School!
We have kept in touch over the years at least at the holidays but probably not as much as we could have! We did have a wonderful time at the Boathouse the last time we got together!
My condolences to Paul, David, Stephanie and Holly and all the rest of the family! I know she will be missed.., Rest In Peace my friend! ❤️

Cindy Azevedo

19 July 2021

I am in shock and so sad to hear of Mad’s passing!. We shared many happy years together at WES with Mary! Fondly remember our last four hour lunch at the Boathouse. Until we meet again, may you Rest In Peace with a book in your hand! Hugs to Paul, Steph David and Holly❤️

Andy DeFarias

19 July 2021

Paul and family, so sorry for your loss. Madeline was always willing to put up with us hooligans from the beach when we invaded your house,

Matthew and Carolyn Suneson

18 July 2021

Paul, you and your family are in our thoughts

Andrea & Bill Ridge

16 July 2021

Our condolences to the Leite family !! Madeleine was a wonderful and kind person . May she RIP 💕🙏

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