Date Created: 09/15/2017
Last Updated: 09/22/2017

In loving memory of Joseph Ouellette
4/17/1932 - 9/15/2017

Location: York, Maine

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Joseph Maurice Denys Francis Ouellette, resident of Brunswick and York, Maine died on September 15th, 2017 at the age of 85.

Joseph is survived by his sons; Michael, Kevin, Dan, Mark, Jeff, 19 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wives Betty (Rush) Ouellette and Violet (Small-Davis) Ouellette, his son Denys Ouellette, and daughter Betty Jo Anne Gilley.

Joseph was born on April 17, 1932 to Vital and Anna Ouellette in Edmonston, New Brunswick Canada and raised in Brunswick, Maine. After graduation from Brunswick High School, he married Betty Rush and they had 4 children. After Betty’s death in 1967, he remarried Violet (Small) Davis. Joe and Vi’s greatest accomplishment was making the Ouellette’s and Davis’s into the tight knit family it is today.

Joe retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service, having achieved the highest NCO rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He then started his civilian career at Data General where he worked as an engineer for years. When he finally retired, he played many vital roles including Family Patriarch, Mayor of Prebble Lane, Joe Fix It, Master Chef, and the Official Loon counter for Ayers Lake. Joe spent the last years of his life living with his son Mark and his family in Shaker Heights, Ohio where he continued his life of service with his therapy dog, Wiggins. Joe and Wiggins could be found every week, comforting patients at Hillcrest Hospital.

Joe was loved by many and will be missed by anyone who knew him.




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By: Sharon Walters Saturday, September 23, 2017
My favorite times with my grandpa were when we were treated to his weekend feast! His chowder was incredible, and even after I went vegetarian (or as Grandpa called it vagan) over 10 years ago, I continued to eat... View Entire Memory
By: Anne Ouellette Saturday, September 23, 2017
I remember going up to Maine to visit Grandpa. We would stay at Ayers Lake and spend a week fishing for chipmunks, going to turtle cove in the canoe, picking blueberries, and eating a huge dinner with everyone. Grandpa... View Entire Memory


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By: Anne Ouellette Saturday, September 23, 2017
Grandpa, you were a very important person in my life. I am so grateful you moved to Cleveland. It was not always smooth but I loved getting to see you everyday instead of every other year. It won't be the same around... View Entire Tribute


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By: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Friday, February 23, 2018
Dear Anne, We read in the Bible that Jehovah God will: "Swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) Like a father who removes the cause of his... View Entire Condolence

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