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Anita T. Ouellette

May 27, 1926 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 92)

Anita T. Ouellette, 92, of Biddeford, died Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with her family by her side.  This was the 73rd anniversary of her marriage to her husband Joseph.


She was born May 27, 1926 in Biddeford a daughter of William and Melina (Tardif) Sylvestre, and was educated at St. Andre’s School and High School.


On September 29, 1945 she married Joseph Charles Ouellette in St. Andre’s Church.  She worked in the local textile mills for most of her career, retiring in 1985 after fifteen years with Biddeford Textile.


Anita enjoyed being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  Her pastimes included reading, gardening, family social activities and traveling.


She was preceded in death by Joseph, her husband of 52 years, on September 8, 1998; she was also predeceased by two infant sons Joseph and Richard, brothers: Robert, Richard and Raymond Sylvestre and a sister Jeanine Ayris.


Anita is survived by:

          2 sons:         Charles Ouellette and wife Hazel of Lakeland, FL

                               Robert Ouellette and wife Mari of Biddeford

          1 daughter,   Karen Malis and husband Steve of Pittsburgh, PA

          7 grandchildren:     Bill, Suellen, Nick, Greg, Melanie, Amy, and Michael

          7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


There will be no visiting hours.     A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church.    Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.To share condolences online, please visit


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