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Brad A. Leveillee

March 17, 1960 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 60)


Brad Alan Leveillee, of Longmeadow, left this world too soon. Brad was a passionate mechanic from day one, starting with fixing bikes, then motorcycles, and eventually neighborhood cars. He even built his first car before getting his license. That passion turned into his job when he opened his first shop in 1982. Over the next 40 years, with the support of Team 33, his family of mechanics, and generations of loyal customers, he built a shop that Motor Age Magazine ranked in the top 10 best automotive centers in the country. This business, Brads Service Center, is still running today on Front Street in Chicopee. Not only did Brad fix cars, he built them and became the Senior Crew Chief for Kieselstein Cord Racing. Whether he was tearing it up at the local track at Riverside, famous road courses like Watkins Genn and Limerock, or racing the La Corona Panamera, a touring race through Mexico, he always made sure the car was perfect, and his team came home with the checkered flag. Brad’s other love was his family and friends. Whether it was coaching soccer teams, spending countless days skiing at Magic Mountain, or sharing special times at the Eagle’s Nest in Vermont, he was always fun-loving, ready to give you a big hug with three taps on the back, and quick with a saying that was unique to Brad, dubbed “Bradisms.” He is survived by his sons Peyton and Connor, his brother Bret and his wife Cynthia, their children Bennett, Reid, Pierce, and Brooke, his nephew Ryan Leveillee, and his mother’s life companion Neil Fieldman. Brad is predeceased by his parents Neal and Marilyn (Goodrow) Leveillee and sister Brenda Leveillee. Please join us for a Drive in Wake on Friday, February 12, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. at Brads Service Center, 760 Front Street, Chicopee, MA, 01020, to celebrate the Brad man’s extraordinary life at the place that he built and loved. The burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Brad's Service Vocational Scholarship Fund, P.O.Box 372, East Longmeadow, MA, 01028.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, 01118.

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February 12, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brads Service Center (Front Street, Chicopee)

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