Gary Ouellette, 62, of Biddeford, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, surrounded by family. He was born April 21, 1957 in Saco, a son of Augustine and Marie Ange (Guerrette) Ouellette and was educated locally, graduating from Biddeford High School in the Class of 1976.
On November 27, 1976 he married Claire Parent in Biddeford. The two became inseparable and an extraordinary example of what marriage is.
He enjoyed his grandchildren, entertaining family and friends, motorcycles, camping, working with his hands, and offering his time selflessly.
Gary was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important – the simplicity of living a life with those you love. He had a unique way of making someone feel special and a welcomed part of the family. He could be counted on and was loved dearly in return.
He had been employed with Honeycomb Systems, now Valmet for 42 years.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Rachel Wright in 2010 and a brother Mark (Roger) Ouellette in 2008.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Claire Ouellette of Biddeford
2 sons: Derick Ouellette and wife Elizabeth, of Biddeford
Ryan Ouellette and wife Heather, of Cocoa, FL
Grandchildren: Izabella, Katherine, Ryleigh, Logan, and Lucas
Brothers: Nelson Ouellette and wife Lorraine, of Biddeford
Kenneth Ouellette and wife Sydney, of Goshen, NY
Sisters: Nancy Lehouillier and husband Gerard, of Port Charlotte, FL
Susan Ouellette, of Cape Porpoise
Several nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
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