Deacon George Herve L’Heureux, 81

October 29, 2013

Deacon George L'HeureuxDeacon George Herve L’Heureux, 81 of Avenue, MD died October 28, 2013 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Born November 6, 1931 in Windsor, Ontario Canada, he was the son of the late Herve Joseph L’Heureux and Jeannette Frances Blum.

Deacon George was graduated from the second diaconate class in 1972. He just celebrated 40 years serving the community as a dedicated deacon. He has served many parishes including, St. Leo’s in Alexandria, VA, St. Patrick’s in Rockville, MD, Holy Angels in Avenue, MD and currently, St. George’s in Valley Lee. Prior to that, he owned his own marketing company, “Associated Marketing,” for fifteen years in Alexandria, VA. Deacon George was the Chaplain for Southern Maryland Volunteer Fire Department and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department. He was an EMT and drove the ambulance for the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad in Avenue, MD. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing softball and golf, and played until he was 70 years old.

Deacon George is survived by his children; Stephen L’Heureux of Richmond, VA and Susan L’Heureux of Ellicott City, MD; his grandchildren, Joseph Sansalone of Ellicott City, MD, Jeannette Bolesta of Ellicott City, MD, Bryan Bolesta of Ellicott City, MD, and Christopher L’Heureux of Kenbridge, VA; and three great-grandchildren, Ty L’Heureux, Cameron L’Heureux and Jason L’Heureux, all of Kenbridge, VA. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, David L’Heureux and Jean Schwab.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 6:00 Deacon Joseph Lloyd. Firemen’s prayers will follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and concelebrated by Monsignor Karl Chimiak on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 19199 St. George’s Catholic Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.