George Joseph Ouellette of Chelmsford

 

 George Joseph Ouellette, 91, of Chelmsford, died Saturday morning, after a long illness, January 7, 2017 at his home.

He had been married for almost 60 years to the late Sally M. Krowchun.      Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Stephen and Angeline  (Poisson) Ouellette. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1947. He proudly served in active duty with the U.S. Navy, enlisting at the age of 17, during WWII and later attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry in 1951.

He retired from the sales division of National Starch and Chemical Corp. in 1988 after 37 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church and a member of the  Chelmsford Elks.

He loved refinishing furniture, attending flea markets and yard sales, playing slots at the casino, golfing and fishing. George was an award winning sponsor of Operation Smile, a charitable organization dedicated to repairing cleft lips and palates for needy children in third-world countries around the world. He funded surgeries for 22 children by collecting and redeeming over 110,000 recyclable cans.

He is survived by a son, George Ouellette MD and his companion, Sandra Wallace of Noank, CT; daughters, Susan Ouellette of Woodstock, MD, Linda Ouellette of Hopkinton, MA, and Karen Ouellette of Tewksbury, MA; son in law, Mitchell Toloczko, of Hopkinton,MA; grandchildren, Lauren and  Alex Toloczko, and Hope Ouellette; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William, Ernest, Gerard (“Maurice”) and Leo Ouellette, and Eva (Ouellette) Brunelle.

Visiting hours Wednesday 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Thursday at 8 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Operation Smile (Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453; telephone 888-249-3797; www.operationsmile.org) ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

January 11, 2017
4 PM - 8 PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

January 12, 2017
8 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Karen Casey says:

    George,Susan, Linda and Karen,

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. My mother, Louise Elliott, just gave me the news. I have such found memories visiting Uncle George with my grandfather, Leo. I would visit Leo in the summers during school breaks. My grandfather and I would visit Uncle George and Aunt Sally weekly. Occasionally,we would pick blueberries and bring the over to your mother and she would make the best blueberry pie. During our visit, Uncle George would always insist that my bother and I go for a swim.

    Your dad was always very kind to my brother (Berton) and me and he left us with such found memories of our summers in Massachusetts.

    My Condolences,

    Karen Casey
    Arnold, MD. 21012

  2. Kathy Dion says:

    Sue, Karen Linda George and Extended Family members
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all

    George you will be Missed Dearly

    Kathy

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