- Verna N. Ouellette, 75, died peacefully Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at a Bangor nursing home, following a long illness. She was born June 15, 1941, in Van Buren, a daughter of the late Adhemar and Margaret (Violette) Madore.
Verna owned and operated Verna's Beauty Shop for almost 15 years. After having her children, she closed her shop to devote her years raising her loving children, and later she worked with Van Buren District Secondary School for several years as a substitute teacher. She was a long-time member of the Columbiettes and the Gateway Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed making puzzles, spending her time in her flower garden and making ceramics. She cherished the many memories she had when her loving grandchildren visited and many family gatherings.
She is survived by: her husband of 53 years, Nathan J. Ouellette of Van Buren; three children, Peggy Newcomb and her husband Bob of Corinth, Jenny Sheridan and her husband Scott of Embden, and Scott "Gorp" Ouellette and his wife Becky of Van Buren; two sisters, Patsy Roy of Van Buren and Jackie Bubar and her husband Wayne of Ft. Fairfield; three brothers, Rodney Madore of Eagle Lake, John Madore and his wife Gilda of Forestville, CT, and Dave Madore of Bangor; seven grandchildren, Amber, Kyle "Carl", Darren "Darrell", Erica, Avery, Nathaniel and Annissia; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family Friday evening 6-8:00 p.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Burial will be in Grande Riviere Cemetery, Van Buren. To share condolences online, please visit