Roy Lee Ouellette

January 9, 1953December 22, 2012

Portland – Roy Ouellette died on Saturday, December 22 at the age of 59 due to a stroke. A broadcast engineer of over 25 years, Roy worked at Encompass Digital Media in Stamford, Connecticut. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and communicating on his Ham Radio. On the weekends, you could find him riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle or picking fiddleheads. He began a family tradition of over 20 years camping at Sebago Lake State Park. Roy will always be remembered by his family and friends as an amazing father and husband, living to provide for his family and make someone’s day brighter. Roy was born on January 9, 1953 in Caribou, Maine. He was the youngest of six born to Blanche and Vincent Ouellette. He met his wife, Leslie, in Presque Isle where she attended college. They married in 1974 and moved to Portland to start their family together. He is predeceased by an infant son, Benjamin. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his four daughters: Alison, Virginia, Chelsea and Rebecca, and their dog, Buddy. He is also survived by his siblings: Dolores, Galen, Maynard, Bill and Betty. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home at 199 Woodford Street, Portland on Friday, December 28th from 11:30am-1:30pm. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm in the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. There will also be a reception and details to be provided at the Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign an online guestbook or share fond memories at


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2012

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January 4, 2013

I have only known Leslie and her dear husband Roy for less than a year. My daughter learns piano with Leslie. I sat with Roy on several occasions in the comfort of their living room while Leslie and my daughter giggled while playing piano in the background. Roy would sit with me and share interesting story after story as if we had been family friends forever. He was a light that shone for me in the short time that I knew him. I will always remember his light when I hear a piano. I am sending peace and love to your family.
Crystal Rollins

Randy Visser

January 4, 2013

My sincere condolences to Roy's family. I had the pleasure of working with Roy in a variety of capacities during his time at WPXT. He was always generous and willing to help young people and students I worked with at SMCC. We shared our love for family and specifically raising daughters. What a sincere and strong spirit for life this man had. What a great example of the Maine character. I will always remember him and honor his life. Peace to you all.

Ed Williams

January 2, 2013

I had just re-made contact with Roy last summer after losing touch many years after we worked together at WPXT in the 80's. This is truly sad news. To me, my fondest memory of Roy will be him with his lovely family. He and Leslie have succeeded in leaving a most amazing legacy in Alison, Ginny, Chelsea and Becca - four amazing, fearless young women who have taken on a mantle of service to others, have crafted a true zeal for life and who would make any parents very, very proud. The world will miss Roy's terrific sense of humor, his patience and his love. His passing was far, far too early and I will remember my Friend Roy warmly and with love.

January 2, 2013

Leslie, Alison, Chelsea, Virginia & family,
We are very sad to hear of the passing of Roy. Roy & you were one of the first couples we met while playing volleyball at the Riverton school in the late 70's.
Our sincere condolences. Andy & Mary Ann Forgit

Dan Seaver

December 31, 2012

So sad to hear of Roy's passing - I was lucky to have worked with Roy for nearly 10 years at WPXT, and from my first day to his last at the station, he was always the kind, thoughtful, generous person so many people have described him as. He will be missed.

Virginia Bruna

December 30, 2012

Dear Aunt Leslie and family,
Each time we were with your family you made us feel welcome and special. We will always cherish those memories. I remember Uncle Roy as the "cool" uncle - I heard he even rode a Harley! Please know that even though we are so many miles apart, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and hugs, Virginia (Ouellette)and Gib Bruna and family

Jim Carter

December 30, 2012

Some of the best times of my life were at MPBN and it was Roy that made it such a pleasure. Never a dull moment. What a guy, he will be missed. Couldn't have a better man beside you on the tower.

Jay LaPrise

December 30, 2012

Like so many whom have posted their thoughts and feelings I was blessed to have met and to have worked with Roy. He was truly a gentlemen and true broadcast engineer. His smile and twinkle in his eye showed how much he enjoyed his work. He would often stop by my office early in the morning just to say hi and to thank me for something that really wasnt that big a deal,further evidence of the type of man that he was. I will truly miss him. My deepest condolences to his cherished loved ones.

Glenn & Lisa Ciganek

December 29, 2012

I only met Roy once - during Ginny's wedding weekend. We got to know each other quickly! He and my husband talked while I did the reception shopping - Roy was so easy to talk with. I remember how he just beamed all day at Ginny's wedding. I can hear his laugh. He was a very sincere man and someday we'll get to that lobster restaurant Roy invited us to in Maine. Ouellette family, our love and prayers are with you.

December 28, 2012

Alison and family:

Our deepest sympathies to you all upon hearing of Roy's death. Your family always appeared to be very close and I know he will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with and for all of you.
Steven and Wendy Scott