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Rene J. LeFevre, Sr.

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On August 14, 2019 @ 12:12 pm In Obituary | 11 Comments


GUILDERLAND – Rene J. LeFevre, Sr., 89, of Guilderland, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie, NY.  Rene was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and was a graduate of the McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  He moved to New York City in the early 1960s, and shortly thereafter moved to Albany.  He was employed for many years as a Clinical Pathology Researcher at Albany Medical College, where he co-authored many research papers for Albany Medical College in conjunction with G.E. and the National Institute of Health.

Rene was known to be an ardent soccer and sports fan.  He loved fishing, gardening his flowers and vegetables, classical music and photography.  He always loved to travel and was a devout communicant of Christ the King Church in Guilderland, NY.

Rene is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Jacqueline Marie-Antoinette Dubuche LeFevre; his daughter Marie-Josee LeFevre of Charlotte, NC; his son Rene Desjardin LeFevre, Jr. and wife Tamarra of Plainville, MA; his brother Antoine LeFevre (Marie Andre) of New York City; his niece and god daughter Nadine A. Dubuche of New York City; his brother in law and sister in law Claude and Josy Dubuche of Albany, NY; and by many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

The family would like to say thank you to the staff of Albany Medical Center and Barnwell Rehabilitation and Nursing for the loving care they provided to Rene.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave, Guilderland on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Entombment will be held privately in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Condolences for the family of “Rene J. LeFevre, Sr.”

Condolence from Fryn Harris on August 14th, 2019 3:12 pm

Our sincere and deepest condolences to to LeFevre Family. Our love and prayers are with each of you. May our Heavenly Father above wrap you in His arms of love and comfort you as only the Father can.
Much love sweetnins.

Rev. and Mrs. Dwayne Harris

Condolence from Bereavement Ministry Team on August 14th, 2019 5:03 pm

The Bereavement Ministry Team and the Parish Community of St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, NC extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Be assured that you and your family are in our prayers.

Condolence from Bree Moody on August 14th, 2019 9:33 pm

Praying for the peace, comfort and strength of the family. Praying that, in time, your wounds will heal. Blessings to you all.

Condolence from Sandra Salgado on August 15th, 2019 3:06 am

To Marie, Rene, family & friends of Mr. LeFevre I offer my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you all. Light & Progress to his spirit.

Condolence from Denise on August 15th, 2019 5:37 am

Prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I always wonder how you are. Missed you after the move from 112 State St.

Condolence from Pat Coleman on August 15th, 2019 3:50 pm

Marie and family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. It’s times like these when the loving promises of Our Heavenly Father can bring us comfort and can soften some of the pain we feel in our hearts. May God grant you guidance, strength and peace during your time of sorrow.
May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you in your time of need.

Condolence from The Dubuche Family on August 15th, 2019 5:43 pm

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to you and the family. We will treasure our memories and the time that we spent with Rene and the family over the years. We appreciated his kindness and hospitality at all times.
He always made you feel at ease and welcome. We will miss his presence. We were blessed to have known him.

Our blessings to the family and may he Rest In Peace.


Humbert, Florence & Family

Condolence from Darcy Belgiano on August 16th, 2019 12:02 pm

Dear Jackie, I read this in the Times Union and wanted to reach out to you. I’m sorry for your loss. It has been many years since we have spoken. We worked together at Westmere Convalescent Home. I still work for Michael Levine I’m at The Loudonville Assisted Living Residence. Please contact me when you can. Sincerely, Darcy Belgiano 518-463-4398

Condolence from Pat and Joe Korfhage on August 16th, 2019 4:14 pm

Rene was very special to Pat and I. He and Jaqueline were our most trusted friends to whom we entrusted our children in case of emergency. Rene and I traveled on work related projects working together for more than twenty years at AMC. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. His spirit, joviality and quiet manner will never be forgotten. Our family connections, too numerous to mention here, enriched our lives. Vive Rene dans la coeur…a jamais !

Condolence from Patricia and Joseph Korfhage on August 16th, 2019 4:36 pm

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jaqueline, Rene Jr.,Marie Josee and all the family. Both Pat and I will miss one of our most trusted friends to whom we chose to care for our children, in case of emergency. Rene worked together on many research project at AMC and traveled to the Southwest at White Sands, New Mexico. His mild manner, joviality and caring made him respected by all his colleagues. Our family connections ,too numerous to recount here, will forever be remembered. God love the LeFevre family and Vive Rene dans la coeur..a jamais

Condolence from Joan Kelly on August 17th, 2019 8:39 am

Very sorry to hear of Rene’s passing. Jaqueline and I shared a room at Albany Med in 1987. Your kindness was never forgotten.

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