AUBURN – Geneva Ouellette (nee Charette), 87, a longtime resident of Lewiston, died on Saturday, April 4, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

Geneva was born in Fort Kent, the 12th of 13 children of Joseph and Meddie (Michaud) Charette. She was educated in Fort Kent schools and graduated from the Madawaska Normal College before becoming a school teacher in Fort Kent. In 1943, she moved to Lewiston where she worked as a welder on Liberty Ships at the Portland Shipyard.

On June 1, 1946, she married Alphee Ouellette of Lewiston. Geneva worked locally for many years, as well as being a full time homemaker and loving mother to her children. Among her joys were camping, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Ronald and his wife, Nancy, of Naperville Ill.; three daughters, Constance Catanese and her husband, Frank, of Pembroke, N.H., Joanne Lord of Lewiston and Joline Lake and her husband, Mik,e of Lake Worth, Fla.; six grandchildren, Elaine (Brad) Hinckle, Steve (Jenny) Ouellette, Amy (Mark) Sullivan, Lisa (Mike) Wallner, Chuck Hersey and Jeramy (Krista) Lord; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan Lord, Connor Sullivan, Tyler and Mackenzie Ouellette and Cooper Wallner.

Geneva was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years.

The family wishes to extend their eternal gratitude to the very special people of The Lamp Residential Care and Hospice and thank the wonderful staff of the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

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