OBITUARY

Thomas John Ouellette

October 26, 1943June 1, 2019

Thomas John Ouellette BRADLEY—Thomas J. Ouellette, 75, died June 1, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born October 26, 1943 in Old Town a son of Maurice J. and Meledore M. (Brillant) Ouellette. Tom worked at his father’s company, Penobscot Finishing, for many years then he was employed for many years at the Old Town paper mill. He enjoyed time spent at camp on Great Works Stream, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his beloved four legged companion Heidi.

He is survived by three children Lisa Curtis; Charles “Chucky” Yaichner, and Lynn Yaichner and her partner Christopher Legros; three grandchildren Melanie Whitmore, Rachel Curtis, and Sam Woodman; four great grandchildren Noah and Abigail Hamel, and Bradon and Chloe Woodman; brother Michael Ouellette and his wife Kathy; sisters Theresa Reynolds, Barbara Ouellette, and Deborah Small and her husband David. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa; son-in-law Rick Curtis; brothers-in-law Alan Reynolds and Jean Ouellette. The family would like to thank the staff at the sixth floor Cardiac Unit for the exemplary care and respect they showed Tom in his final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Friday June 14, 2019 at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 14, 2019

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Barbara Ouellette

June 6, 2019

A wonderful brother always. He was exactly what folks said of him, quiet and caring. However, he had a side to him that was full of fun, not too many saw that side of you Tommy, but your siblings did. What a tease you were. How we loved you. I’m happy that you are now with your sweetie, I know you missed her terribly. Happy that you are now with Mama, and Papa, Alan and Jean. I love you.

Rhonda Doughty

June 4, 2019

Thinking of all of you that have lost Tom,I didn’t know him well ,but I do know he was a very nice man.And it is so obvious how much he meant to his family.His daughter Lisa Curtis has been a very loving caring daughter to him and her Mom.They now are together again and will keep Rick busy until you are all together again.

Charles Yaichner

June 4, 2019

Tom,
When I turned 18, you and Mom were just beginning your life together. I moved out into my first apartment. I was starting out on my own to see what I could make of my life. I remember Mom asked me, "Are you moving out because of Tom?" I told her, "No, Mom, I couldn't be happier that you are finally happy again, and not alone." Mom sacrificed so much after she and my Dad divorced. We moved back to Maine, so Mom could have the support of her family there. Mom lost so much, before she met you. She was determined to take care of Lisa, me and Lynn. She worked so hard, but through it all I could still see her sadness and loneliness.
When she met you Tom, her smile came back, she was happy again. You and Mom got married, and you had an instant family. Lisa had already gotten married and moved into her own home. You were the father that Lynn never had. You took care of Mom and Lynn, and humbly accepted all the good and the bad that comes with having children, and even though we weren't biologically your children, you treated us with all the love and care that a parent could give. I will always love you for that.
Over the years, you were there for Mom, Lynn, Lisa, and myself, your calm, sensible way of looking at life, a quiet strength, that few men that I have met in my life possess.
I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you gave to us all, without hesitation, judgement or criticism.
You made Mom so happy. After Lisa met and married Rick Curtis, she was finally happy too. In all my life, I have never met two people more suited to be together than you and Mom, and Lisa with Rick. It brought me such joy to see all of you finally with the people who you were meant to be with.
As a single man, confirmed bachelor, not unlike Uncle Mac and Uncle Pishoue, I have always dreamed of finding that one special person for me like you were for Mom. For making Mom's life full of joy and happiness, I will forever love you. Rest in Peace.

Patricia Stoddard

June 4, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences for Tom's family and friends. He was a wonderful man as well as a cherished friend. Once in awhile I would see him at the grocery store and we would chat for a bit. Now he is with his beautiful wife and son in law, Rick. I am sure they surrounded him with much love and guidance for his new journey. Rest in peace Tom and thank you for your friendship through many years. I pray that your family has strength to get through this most difficult time in their lives. Bless you all.

Patricia Stoddard

June 4, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences for Tom's family and friends. He was a wonderful man as well as a cherished friend. Once in awhile I would see him at the grocery store and we would chat for a bit. Now he is with his beautiful wife and son in law, Rick. I am sure they surrounded him with much love and guidance for his new journey. Rest in peace Tom and thank you for your friendship through many years. I pray that your family has strength to get through this most difficult time in their lives. Bless you all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY