Rene J. Ouellette, 94, Westport


Rene J. “Mick” Ouellette, 94 of Westport, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Marion L. (Austin) Ouellette; they were married for 71 years.

Born in Westport and educated in Westport schools, he was the son of the late Louis J. and Marie Louise (Masse) Ouellette.  A lifelong resident of Westport, he had lived in Westport Point for many years.

A veteran of World War II, he served his country with the 58th Sea Bees U.S. Naval Construction Battalion as a carpenters mate for 3threeyears, with more than two years of service in the Pacific.  Mr. Ouellette was the first commander of the W.A.&R. Ouellette Post #8502 of Westport, which was named after his two brothers and a first cousin: Wilfred, Arthur & Raymond Ouellette who lost their lives in World War II.

Prior to retirement, he was a carpenter and contractor.  He was a foreman for a Boston insulation firm, an inspector at Pearson Yachts in Rhode Island, and worked at F.L. Tripp and Sons Boatyard for many years.

Including his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Robert E. Ouellette of Westport and Armand J. Ouellette of Rockland, Mass.; a sister, Eva Sullivan of Middletown, RI; and several nieces and nephews.

He was father of the late Ronald Ouellette and brother of the late Wilfred Ouellette, Arthur Ouellette, Albert Ouellette, Henry J. Ouellette, Delia Gagnon and Beatrice Hebert.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Megan Trembly and Regina Geurgle, R.N. of Beacon Hospice of Fall River.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

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