Vincent Joseph Levraea Sr.

July 30, 1933September 3, 2011

A retired Shop Foreman with Polk/Gerry Lane Chevrolet with over 37 years of service, he died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at his home in Baton Rouge. He was 78 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Wednesday, September 7, from 5pm to 9pm, with recitation of the Rosary at 7pm. Visiting at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, on Thursday, September 8 from 9:30am until funeral Mass at 11:00am, with the Rev. Mike Maroney, celebrant. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park following Mass. Survived by a daughter, Laura Levraea Sisemore and her husband Dale; three sons, Vincent J. (Jay) Levraea, Jr. and his wife Nancy, Todd J. Levraea and his wife Tracy, and Shane J. Levraea; sister, Virginia L. Messina; five grandchildren, Maeghan Whiteaker and husband Michael, Ryan and Trey Levraea, Joshua Carr, and Sarah Levraea; two great-grandchildren, Finn and Amilya Whiteaker; in-laws Rudolph and Doris Boullion; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life for 49 years, Joyce Boullion Levraea; father, Joseph Levraea; mother, Mary Zimmarro Levraea; sister, Mary Margaret Levraea; and brother, Luke Levraea. Pallbearers will be Joshua Carr, Trey Levraea, Michael Whiteaker, Daniel Boullion, Sammy Rispone, John Desselle, Fred “Boomer” Charleville, and Bob Schorr. He was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed dancing and fishing at every opportunity, and spending time with his family. He loved being “PawPaw” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they loved spending time with him in return. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Gerard Majella and St. Alphonsus Liguori parishes, and was active in the Men’s Club and Primetimers Club at St. Alphonsus. He looked forward to helping make cookies for the St. Joseph’s Alter each year. He was a 1951 graduate of Istrouma High School and former pitcher for University of Southwestern Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baton Rouge Food Bank in his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 7, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vincent Joseph Levraea Sr.

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November 9, 2011

Dear Lynn, Jay, Todd, and Shane,
" So sorry to hear about the loss of your Beloved Dad..The photos are a reminder of how special of a man and his family was to him...Our thoughts and the Prayers will remain with you all during this heartfelt time of sorrow...
With the Deepest of Sympathy,
Gayle, Lauren, Chad Tranchina and his family........

Aunt Judi Boullion

September 13, 2011

Laura, Jay, Todd and Shane, I will always remember the wonderful and fun times we had as a family. I have missed them for a long time already. Love you all as though you were my own. Call on us if you need anything.

Michelle (Browning) Brady

September 13, 2011

Todd & Shane,

I'm just learning of the passing of your dad. Please know that both of you and your family are in my prayers! I know how hard it can be for everyone. Remember this: they will forever be in your hearts and always on your mind!!

Marina Brown

September 9, 2011

Shane, I just learned of the loss of your dad and you and your family are in our prayers. Find comfort in knowing that he is with your mom again which is where he has wanted to be for a long time. God Bless you and your family.
Marina, Jason, and Madison Brown

September 9, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of V.J.'s death. I graduated with Joyce in '55 and remember them as a beautiful young couple. My sincere condolences to his entire family. Betty Gaudin Monk

Kobi Keller Hymel

September 8, 2011

Todd and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your dad!
May you find strength in your faith to make it through this difficult time.
I hope it helps to know we're all remembering him, and thinking of all of you.

Jessie Wasmuth

September 8, 2011

Dear Laura:
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace in his loving memories. God Bless all of you.
Kent and Jessie Wasmuth

September 8, 2011

Dear Todd and Family,

I am sorry to here of your loss. I know it is tough to lose a parent. Our prayers are with you.

Tommy and Ana Cashio

Ann Lea (Talbot) Wroten

September 8, 2011

Todd, Laura, Jay & Shane...I just learned that your dad is no longer with us. My heart hurts for your family...I know how much you loved him makes me smile to think of him with your beautiful mom once again...Prayers to our heavenly father for peace to prevail in your hearts at this time. I am so sorry I couldn't be there...I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Ann Lea (Talbot) Wroten

Brigitte Caston

September 8, 2011

Laura and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad!

Brigitte Daigle Caston