1957 – 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michel Ouellette, 58, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 15, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after a brief illness.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1957, the son of Grover and Jane Ouellette of Lewiston.

Michel grew up in Lewiston and attended and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1975. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was sent to Cape May, N.J., for basic training. After training, he was stationed on a Coast Guard cutter at Port Clyde. His next assignment involved serving a year on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. In 1980, he was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard and soon applied for service in the Central Intelligence Agency. He was selected to serve in that capacity for 30 years and retired from the agency in June 15, 2013. As a member of the CIA, Michel traveled to many parts of the world and for a time, lived in Greece, Germany and England.

Michel was predeceased by his mother, Jane.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nadia Ouellette; his father, Grover (Bud) of Lewiston; a son, Christopher Ouellette of Sterling, Va.; a daughter, Jessica Hamann and her husband, Shane Hamann, and their daughter, Addison, of Mississippi; his stepdaughters, Maria, Ghizlaine and Melissa Mallek; stepgranddaughter, Chloe Brady; his sister, Jean Langer and her children, Ayla and Palidon, of Wisconsin; his sister, Gayle Rendina and her husband, Jerry Rendina, and their children, Molly and Ryan, of Florida.

Michel loved life to the fullest. He enjoyed photography, history, politics, music and good food. He also loved visiting and touring his home state of Maine, driving the country roads in his sports car. Michel is remembered as a loving father, son and husband and will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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