Marion's Story

JONESPORT - Marion B. Ouellette, our mother and grandmother, affectionately called Nannie, passed away on November 11, 2015. Marion "Nannie" will be remembered by her thoughtful, loving and generous heart. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, putting the needs of others before her own.

Marion was born March 21, 1935 in Jonesport, daughter of Maynard and Annie Smith. She graduated from Jonesport High School in 1952. Following her graduation, she married Robert E. Ouellette of U.S.C.G. Together, they raised five daughters and eventually retired in Jonesport.

Marion was predeceased by her parents and husband of 62 years, Robert E. Ouellette, brother, Maynard Jr. Smith, and daughter, Vickie Lee Scherr.

She is survived by four daughters, Cathy Crowley and husband, Steve of Jonesport, Terry Rubenstein and husband, Terry of Arizona, Debra Carver and husband, Mark of Beals, Karen Look and husband, David of Jonesport; Loving like a son, Joseph Scherr and wife, Kathy of New Hampshire; brother, Dwight Smith and wife, Arlene and family of Jonesport; brother, Ralph Smith and wife, Peggy of Jonesport; sister-Joyce Sinford and husband, Paul, of Ellsworth; grandchildren and spouses: Toby and Beth Crowley of Hawaii, Ryan and Danica Crowley of Texas, Stacy and Avis Jajou of Arizona, Tabitha and Dale Peterson of Wisconsin, Douglas and Monica Scherr of California, and Robbie Lee Carver and fiancé, Chris Chaponis of Beals; great-grandchildren: Tyler Crowley, Dakota Jajou and Sasha and Shiloh Peterson. Also, loving like grandchildren, Dwight Smith Jr. of Jonesport, Beverly Lutz of Virginia, Tracy Smith of Jonesport and Joey Scherr of New Hampshire.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Cathy Merritt for her exceptional caregiving services and all the staff at the Arnold Memorial Medical Center (extra special mention to Melissa Moffett, P.A., and Tracy Smith). Also, the staff at Sunrise Care Facility (special appreciation to Holly Tyler, R.N.) for the patients, excellent care and love shown to our mother for her time there.

Marion's church service will be at 1pm on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church. Burial in Bayview Cemetery in Jonesport. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias.
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