Irene R. Ouellette
1930 – 2010
LEWISTON — Irene R. (Chabot) Ouellette, 79, of 279 Old Greene Road, Lewiston, died on Thursday, March 18, at home, with her family by her side.
She was born in Auburn, May 23, 1930, the daughter of Alphonse and Marie Anna (Bonneau) Chabot. She attended school in Auburn. She was employed at Bates Mill No. 5, prior to her marriage to Fernand O. Ouellette on May 23, 1951. She later worked at Shapiro Bros., Gould and Scammon and Heartland.
Fern and Irene spent many winters in Lakeland and Largo, Fla. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and going to watch her grandchildren play sports. She enjoyed going to Curves and for coffee at Sam’s with the Curvy Chicks every morning when she was able to. She enjoyed their camp at Taylor Pond, playing cards on Friday night, senior citizens trips and going to Mohegan and Hollywood Slots. She also enjoyed doing puzzles and collected lighthouses and angels. She belonged to the Sabattus Senior Citizens and the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.
She leaves behind three daughters, Diane Draper and her husband, Tom, of North Monmouth, Doris Witherell and her husband, Gary, of Monmouth and Rita Lajoie and her husband, Michel, of Lewiston; seven grandchildren, Denise Mochamer of Farmington, John Lajoie of Lewiston, Rachel Lajoie of Lewiston, Brent Witherell of Palm Gardens Beach, Fla., Bryan Witherell of Winthrop, Gina Draper of North Monmouth and Ashley Draper of Winthrop; 10 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Marlie, Brandon, Brianna, Bryce, Elliot, Madison, Alicia, Landyn and Kalie; two sisters, Theresa Labbe and her husband, Richard, of Lewiston and Juliette Drouin of Riverside, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fern, Sept. 15, 2006; an infant son, Joseph; her mother and father; sisters, Jeanne Creart, her twin sister, Lorrraine Richards, Marguerite Laflamme; and her brothers, Ernest, Romeo and Lucien Chabot.