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Mary Lou Levanos, 66

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Mary Lou (Ellis) Levanos, 66 of Clarksburg died Friday, March 29, 2024, from complications with her struggles from COPD. She passed in the loving arms of her husband and son.

Mary Lou was born in North Adams on Oct. 23, 1957, the daughter of the late Thomas R. & Mary (Joseph) Ellis. She graduated from the former St. Joseph High School and was employed by the North Adams Housing Authority and later as the manager of Brickyard Terrace.

On June 23, 1983, she married the love of her life, Jeffrey Levanos, and together they shared 41 years of marriage. After the birth of her son, she devoted her life to being a mom and taking jobs as a teachers' aide to be able to be home when her son Joe came home from school. Later, when Joe was older, she returned to housing and was finishing up her career as property manager of St. Joseph's Court, where she would have retired on the day of her passing.

Above all, Mary Lou was a devoted wife and mother, always caring for her husband and son. Lou, as she was affectionately known to her friends and family, enjoyed reading and going to the casino, but mostly being the baker for Jack's Hot Dog Stand, where everyone enjoyed her delicious whoopie pies and smiley cookies.

Lou leaves her husband, Jeffrey Levanos of Clarksburg, and her son, Joseph John Levanos of North Adams, as well as her brothers Thomas (Elizabeth) Ellis of Pittsfield and Edward Ellis and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her older brother Richard.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Mary Lou Levanos will be on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Clarksburg Cemetery. Donations may be made to PopCares or the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Company. To add to the book of memories please visit

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Jeff and Joe, I’m so sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. Hold each other tight and hold onto those memories. You now have an angel watching over you both ????
Brenda aka Mrs. Johnson
from: Brenda Johnsonon: 04-06-2024

Jeff and joe we are really sorry for your loss we are thinking of you both if you need anything please reach out to us anytime .
from: Ernie Perry and Jackie McCarthy on: 04-05-2024

My parents lived at St Joe Court for sometime. MaryLou was always pleasant, kind, and so helpful. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
from: Michele Bironon: 04-05-2024

Jeff, Joe, Tom, and Eddie my deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of you wife, mother, and sister. You're all in my prayers that you remember all the good times and hold them dear to your heart.
from: Donna DiLego Thomason: 04-04-2024

Jeff, Joe, and Family, I was so saddened to hear about Mary Lou. My heartfelt condolences to you all. May all your cherished memories help comfort you in the days ahead.
from: Erica Pecoron: 04-02-2024

Jeff, No words. Tom and I are away this week, I’m sorry we won’t be there but will be with you in thoughts and prayers. I told my mom I will bring her to see you when we get home.
With love
from: Cathy Ralyson: 04-02-2024

Jeff, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I'm so sad to see this today. You are all in my prayers.
from: Trevor Gilmanon: 04-02-2024

Jeff and Joey my heart is broken for the both of you. MaryLou was a sweetheart and she was always so friendly and kind to me and my family. I hope you can find comfort in all your beautiful memories. Love you.
from: Jane Farnhamon: 04-02-2024

I’m so sad to hear of Lou’s passing…my prayers to you Jeff and your son as you learn to navigate life without this wonderful lady…she always made me laugh and will so be missed by all~ meeting her at Easter in line for kibbie meat at big y was always a treat????
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 04-02-2024

Jeff & Joe, words can not express how deeply sorry we feel for the loss of Marylou, she was such a beautiful spirit and she will surely be missed by many. May your many special memories bring you some peace and comfort during such a difficult time.
from: Pam Sisto & Jim Sistoon: 04-02-2024

Jeff & Joe,
We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Marylou! We are so very sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed ??
from: Room & Op Grandchampon: 04-02-2024

Jeff and Joe, our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your wife and mother.
Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwen Boillaton: 04-02-2024

I am so sorry for your loss!! Lou was an amazing person!!
from: Lisa Richardson: 04-02-2024

Jeff and Joe, I was so sorry to here of Mary Lou's passing. I got to know her when she worked at Drury. Hang on to the good memories.
from: Pam Kidderon: 04-01-2024

Jeff & Family, My condolences to the family, I am sorry for the loss of your loved one, Marylou was such a genuine, pleasant, outgoing person who always had a smile on her face every time she came in contact someone she knew or knew of. Marylou will be missed.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 04-01-2024

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marylou was great at the management of St. Joe Court. She went out of her way to making sure all of us were safe, and taken care of. She will be missed. May all your wonderful memories help in the healing process during this difficult time.
from: Joni Dunnon: 04-01-2024

Jeff & Joe, I can't imagine the pain you and your families are in. Mary Lou was such a funny person. She always had a quick comeback, sense of humor and a loving heart. We pray that you feel her love for you all and that it brings some sense of peace and comfort! We are blessed to have known her and offer our sympathy.
from: Ken & Cathy (Choquette) Hineson: 04-01-2024

Jeff, Joe
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your Wife and Mother. I didn't know her personally, but I enjoyed her Whoopie pies and cookies at Jack's she will be sadly missed by all.
from: BRIAN K MCNEILon: 04-01-2024

We are so heartbroken to hear about Marylou’s passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful person. Sending our heartfelt condolences, hugs, and prayers.
from: Heather & Pat Boulgeron: 04-01-2024

We are so very very sorry to learn of Mary Lou's passing. I had years of interactions w/ her through our jobs; we had many good laughs and chuckles; she was real.
I don't know how she found the time, but her whoopies and cookies were really good!
Jeff... no words except so very very sorry.
from: Maureen Clark & Dave Gilmanon: 04-01-2024

Jeff, Joe and family,
Sending my deepest condolences to you all. I hope your warm and shared memories help to ease the pain in your hearts in the days ahead. My heart is with you………
from: Ellen Damion: 04-01-2024

My heart goes out to the friends and family of Mary Lou. Her kindness and sweet energy is something I always carried with me. From our time working together to all the chats at the grocery store, she always put a smile on my face and shared a laugh with me. Rest easy my friend <3
from: Ry Goodellon: 04-01-2024

Jeff and family, we send our deepest condolences to you all and will always remember Mary Lou’s genuine personality and her delicious smiley cookies ?
from: Becky Cohenon: 04-01-2024

Dear Jeff and family,
I was so saddened to see the passing of MaryLou. Even though I didn't see her that often, but when I did we would start talking like we had seen each other every day. She would always having me laughing and smiling and we catch up on things.. She was surely was a special lady Jeff. I am glad that she is no longer suffering and in pain. God Bless you and your family.
from: Janet Zocchi-Lucia on: 04-01-2024

Mary Lou was an instrumental part of our community who always went above and beyond to ensure the care and needs of our residents were met. Not only did she do this for St. Joseph Court, but the North Adams community as a whole. Anyone in contact with Mary Lou was immediately impacted in many positive ways. Her dedication to St. Joseph Court was personal for her and she took extreme pride in ensuring her residents were happy and safe in calling St. Joseph Court their home. Mary Lou will be greatly missed by us all. Our deepest sympathy to her loving family and friends.
from: St. Joseph's Court Residents/Jared & Gladyson: 04-01-2024

Jeff, so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. Known her since the 70's growing up on Beaver Street. May you find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and is looking down on you and your son.
from: Steve Lescarbeauon: 04-01-2024

Jeff and Joe. So sad and so sorry. You and Lou have been great friends for over 40 years. We will miss her deeply, especially hanging out together and the many card games. We will miss Lou's snarky sense of humor. She deserved better. RIP MaryLou. You will always be in our heart.
from: Mike & Chris St Pierreon: 04-01-2024

So very sorry for the loss of MaryLou. She was an amazing human being with the kindest heart. I always loved talking with her when we ran into eachother. May you find peace in all the beautiful memories you shared.
from: Elsa Morenoon: 04-01-2024

Jeff & family, Sorry to read of your wife's passing. Hold fond the memories and they will be a healing source of comfort, now and forever. Jeff and Joe, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Sincerely, Joe Adams
from: Joseph Nowakon: 04-01-2024

Jeff, I am so sorry to be reading about the passing of your wife. Please accept my dearest condolences to you and your family.
from: Dave Kondej on: 04-01-2024

We are so very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. She was a sweet, wonderful person and will be missed. May she Rest In Peace and suffering no more.
from: Peter & Lorraine Choquetteon: 04-01-2024

Jeff, Joe, Thomas and Edward, May I express my sincere condolences for your loss. Bill Haddad
from: Bill Haddadon: 04-01-2024

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May you find peace and comfort.
from: Michael Cardinalon: 04-01-2024

I’m so heartbroken for the loss of your sweet wife and wonderful mother, Jeff and Joe. I’ve known her for years and every time we saw one another we’d laugh til we cried recalling our days gone by. Marylou always went above and beyond for everyone; myself included and I will think of her with joy and love . Such a special woman and friend. My prayers and love to all her family that you may find some comfort through Jesus and treasured memories.
from: Michele Bolandon: 04-01-2024

Jeff and family, Marylou was such a blessing for May Anderson, a resident at St.Josephs Ct., and all the residents there for that matter. (May has since passed away.) But Marylou went over and above her secretarial job duties to help the family with Mays medical interventions in watching out for her. She had such a big heart for everyone. She was special and I will never forget her and our little talks. I’m so sorry to read that she has passed. My prayers go out to you in hopes you can find comfort in memories shared with you all. Phyllis Anderson
from: Phyllis Andersonon: 04-01-2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss jeff and joe she was a great woman and will be dearly missed
from: William Sprowsonon: 04-01-2024

My heart felt sympathy to the family of Mary Lou Lavanos! May your many happy memories help you through this sad time. RIP Mary Lou, you will be missed by many!!
from: Sharron A. Mirkeon: 04-01-2024

Such sad news. I watched her grow up. A sweet girl who made the very best whoopie pies. Sincere condolences sent to Jeff and her family.
from: Frances buckleyon: 04-01-2024

Jeff, Joe and family, Where do I even start to tell you how deeply sorry I am. Lou and I were best friends for many years growing up and even though we didn’t see each other often we never lost touch or lost our love for each other. Saying I am sorry for your loss doesn’t seem like enough. I know what a huge hole this has left in your hearts as it has in mine. I know she is resting safely in Our Lords arms and is at peace. May your beautiful memories carry you through the days ahead. Love and prayers, Gisele Jordan (Miner)
from: Gisele Jordanon: 04-01-2024

Jeff - So very very sorry to hear about Mary Lou. A magnificent couple for so many years.. I never knew that Mary Lou created those wonderful Whoopie pies and smiley face cookies that were so popular during "kids lunch" although Saturdays that I brought my girls for hotdogs. It was very very special to them. And it was all because of Mary Lou..
from: Bruce Whitneyon: 04-01-2024

Jeff & Joey, we are so sorry to hear of Lou's passing. Always enjoyed our conversations when we would meet up. Words cannot express our condolences to you both. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Jeff & Heather Bona
from: Jeff & Heather Bonaon: 04-01-2024

My prayers are with you all. She was so easy to talk to Love all.
from: Nanette schmidton: 04-01-2024