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OBITUARY

Paul A. Ouellette

September 7, 1946May 17, 2019
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Lewiston – Paul A. Ouellette, 72, of Lewiston, passed away on Friday May 17, 2019 due to complications from dementia, at D’Youville Pavilion with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lewiston on September 7, 1946, a son of the late Arthur and Theresa (Gaudreau) Ouellette. He lived his entire life in the Lewiston area, attending local schools, playing 4 years of varsity football for LHS, winning a State Championship in 1963 and being inducted into the LA Hall of Fame with the entire football team, and graduating from Lewiston High School in the Class of 1965. On October 23, 1965, he married the love of his life, Joyce Pomerleau in Auburn, Maine. The last ten years of his working career were spent working as an Industrial Hygienist for Northeast Test Consultants before retiring. In his younger years, he was a well known and respected athlete in the Lewiston-Auburn area where he played softball for: Andy Valley, Penalty Box, Fortin’s, LA Royals and Commercial Concrete. He also played hockey for several years in the old Shoe Shop League at the Lewiston Arena. Once his playing days were over, he focused his attention to coaching fly football and Elliott Little League Baseball for several years. In his sparetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, going “upta” camp, camping and watching the old Andy Griffith show. Most of all he loved attending and supporting all of his grandchildren’s events, and sharing every moment with his wife. Paul is survived by his wife of 53 plus years: Joyce (Pomerleau) Ouellette of Lewiston, 2 children: Paul Ouellette Jr. and wife Shelly of Turner, Kim Dunlop and husband Jeff of South Carolina, 5 grandchildren: Caleb, Saige and Gavin Dunlop, Jacob and Nathan Ouellette, 3 brothers: Leo Ouellette and wife Nancy, Robert Ouellette and wife Jen, Richard Ouellette and wife Anita, 2 sisters: Pauline Gagnon and husband Rodney, Connie Leblond and husband Bob, several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Paul was predeceased by his father who died at a young age, his mother and his step-father Roland Morel who was a big part of Paul’s life after his father’s death. Paul was an amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather who was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the nurses, CNA’s and med-techs at D’Youville, 3 East, who were so caring, compassionate, and loving. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to: The Alzeimer’s Association, The Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Paul’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A celebration of life will be celebrated on Friday May 24 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Paul is survived by his wife of 53 plus years: Joyce (Pomerleau) Ouellette of Lewiston, 2 children: Paul Ouellette Jr. and wife Shelly of Turner, Kim Dunlop and husband Jeff of South Carolina, 5 grandchildren: Caleb, Saige and Gavin Dunlop, Jacob and Nathan Ouellette, 3 brothers: Leo Ouellette and wife Nancy, Robert Ouellette and wife Jen, Richard Ouellette and wife Anita, 2 sisters: Pauline Gagnon and husband Rodney, Connie Leblond and husband Bob, several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Paul was predeceased by his father who died at a young age, his mother and his step-father Roland Morel who was a big part of Paul’s life after his father’s death. Paul was an amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather who was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Alzeimer’s Association, The Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 24, 2019

Memories

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Gerry Mitchell

May 26, 2019

So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I had the great privilege of being one of his teammates on the Fortin softball team in 1969. He was a fantastic player & a wonderful person, & I am thankful that I knew such a man! I believe he & Stu were brothers-in-law, and of the finest kind there as well. LORD willing, there will be a grand reunion in Heaven not too far down the road! (John 3:16)

Diane Smith

May 25, 2019

Joyce, I was so sad to hear of Paul’s death. I cared very much for you both. Love and prayers to you both.

Larry Jackson

May 24, 2019

A great listener. A healthy honest laugh. Very caring and loving man. Good luck to have on a hunting trip, especially in a boat ! A man of hard earned wisdom and good advice when asked. He expected greatness.

I will miss you Paul. It will always be easy to conjure up a good memory of you. You left a very fine mark on this world.

Love , Larry

George B. O'Connell

May 24, 2019

The world has lost a truly great man. I had the pleasure of playing with Paul for a number of years. A great and inspiring teammate.

joline charest

May 24, 2019

Joyce my sympathies to you and your family. I will miss seeing you every day. You are in my prayers.
Love joline 3 East

Robert Pomerleau

May 23, 2019

My brother-in-law, my teammate, my co-worker and most of all, my best life long friend. I have shared so many of my best life time experiences with Paul. He was always a joy to be with, a loyal and reliable person when I needed a friend and a teammate with energy and enthusiasm with no quit in him. Paul cherished family relationships and made all our lives better and enjoyable. I will miss him dearly and never, never to be forgotten. I love you Paul
My heart cries out for Joyce and all of Paul's family.
Love to all.
Bob

Michael & Claire Boulet

May 23, 2019

Our condolences to the Ouellette family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anne Mackenzie

May 21, 2019

Paul was surely a happy guy. Loved to laugh and joke. Will certainly miss the laughs we all had when the family was together. You will be missed Paul. My condolences to all the family. May you Rest In Peace and have a beer in heaven with Mac. I’m sure he is waiting.

Michael Peaco

May 21, 2019

My condolences to all the Ouellette family.It was my pleasure to know Paul and Joyce and deliver their mail the last few years.Always enjoyed talking to both of you and hearing a few of Paul’s stories.Had a lot of fun playing softball with Paul Jr. and a little time with Paul Sr. as well.RIP Paul...

Sue Laroche

May 21, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Joyce, Paul, Kim and families,
Paul was such a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. He put his heart into everything he did! We have so many great memories of the “softball” days that include Paul and all of you. It was always fun when Paul was around! May he Rest In Peace, playing ball on the diamond in the sky and enjoying every victory like he always did!
Love, Gerry & Sue Laroche

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Biography

Lewiston – Paul A. Ouellette, 72, of Lewiston, passed away on Friday May 17, 2019 due to complications from dementia, at D’Youville Pavilion with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lewiston on September 7, 1946, a son of the late Arthur and Theresa (Gaudreau) Ouellette. He lived his entire life in the Lewiston area, attending local schools, playing 4 years of varsity football for LHS, winning a State Championship in 1963 and being inducted into the LA Hall of Fame with the entire football team, and graduating from Lewiston High School in the Class of 1965. On October 23, 1965, he married the love of his life, Joyce Pomerleau in Auburn, Maine. The last ten years of his working career were spent working as an Industrial Hygienist for Northeast Test Consultants before retiring. In his younger years, he was a well known and respected athlete in the Lewiston-Auburn area where he played softball for: Andy Valley, Penalty Box, Fortin’s, LA Royals and Commercial Concrete. He also played hockey for several years in the old Shoe Shop League at the Lewiston Arena. Once his playing days were over, he focused his attention to coaching fly football and Elliott Little League Baseball for several years. In his sparetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, going “upta” camp, camping and watching the old Andy Griffith show. Most of all he loved attending and supporting all of his grandchildren’s events, and sharing every moment with his wife. Paul is survived by his wife of 53 plus years: Joyce (Pomerleau) Ouellette of Lewiston, 2 children: Paul Ouellette Jr. and wife Shelly of Turner, Kim Dunlop and husband Jeff of South Carolina, 5 grandchildren: Caleb, Saige and Gavin Dunlop, Jacob and Nathan Ouellette, 3 brothers: Leo Ouellette and wife Nancy, Robert Ouellette and wife Jen, Richard Ouellette and wife Anita, 2 sisters: Pauline Gagnon and husband Rodney, Connie Leblond and husband Bob, several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Paul was predeceased by his father who died at a young age, his mother and his step-father Roland Morel who was a big part of Paul’s life after his father’s death. Paul was an amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather who was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the nurses, CNA’s and med-techs at D’Youville, 3 East, who were so caring, compassionate, and loving. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to: The Alzeimer’s Association, The Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Paul’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A celebration of life will be celebrated on Friday May 24 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545