George Joseph Ouellette of Chelmsford
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.