Jean Paul Ouellette


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Old Town - Jean Paul Ouellette, 73, passed away unexpectedly April 28, 2019, as a result of a car accident after spending a weekend in Northern Maine, the home of his heart, at an ACTS Retreat.
Jean was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on June 8, 1945, to Joseph O. Ouellette, and Lillian B. (Michaud) Ouellette. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and soon to be Pepe to his first grandchild. He was so excited to finally be a Pepe.
Jean retired from Eastern Maine Medical Center at the age of 62 after surviving the rare disease amyloidosis, but spent most of his career as a salesman. Jean was very social, cared for people, and loved to talk which made him successful in his career as a salesman.
Jean had many talents, but the two things he loved to do most was singing, and woodworking. After retiring in 2008, he joined the Black Bear Men's Chorus, where he met and made many friends, young and not so young. He shared his love of music with his son Jeff, even though they liked different genres. Jean, like his Dad, loved to work with wood, and on any given day could be found in his woodworking shop where he spent many hours.
He is survived by his wife Barbara (Ouellette) Ouellette of nearly 50 years; son Jeff, and his wife, Christina; step-granddaughter, Belle-Elise Haskell; and soon to be grandson, Harris Edmund. Jean married into a large family, and had the pleasure of being welcomed and loved by all. Sisters-in-law, Theresa Reynolds, and Deborah Small, and her husband, David; brothers-in-law, Thomas and Michael Ouellette, and his wife, Kathy. He was especially blessed with many nieces and nephews, and cousins. For three years he had the joy of being in the presence of a great-niece and great-nephew, Meledore Joy Small, and Levi Joseph Emerson, who brought sunshine into his life.
He was predeceased by his parents; his only sibling, Raymond Ouellette; brother-in-law, Alan Reynolds; sister-in-law, Theresa (Raymond) Ouellette; mother and father-in law; and many special uncles and aunts.
Adieu, my husband. I will love you forever.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM Monday, May 6, 2019, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment with military honors will be conducted at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery , Augusta on May 15, 2019, at 12:00 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473.
Published on May 1, 2019
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Ray Gervais
May 10, 2019
I am so sad for your lost. I just found out today about Jean's passing. I was part of the ACTS Team and can tell you, Jean was so happy the last time I saw him and he felt so blessed to be at the ACTS Retreat. God bless you all.
Susan and Tom Mayo
May 09, 2019
Dearest Barbara,

We will always cherish the many times we spent together with you and Jean. Tom and I feel so lucky to have had you both as great friends. We will remember all of our wonderful trips and visits. Jean will always be missed, but never forgotten. We love you Barbara.

Susan and Tom Mayo
Virginia Beach, VA
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Father Wilfred J. Raymond, C.S.C.
May 08, 2019
This unexpected passage into eternal life for Jean means great gain for him but loss for dear Barbara, and all his family and friends. We offered Mass for Jean here at the Peyton Center in Easton, MA on Monday, May 6. I pray that this good man enjoy for all eternity the Face of God, the wonders of eternal life with Jesus, Mary and all the saints and angels. Lord, let our faith in the Risen Jesus console Barbara and all others who loved Jean.
Virginia (Caron) Greene
May 06, 2019
Barbara and family, my condolences to you in the loss of Jean. My prayers are with you in this difficult time of your grief.
Rhea Robbins
May 06, 2019
I am so sorry about your loss Barbara. Such a lovely man. Please take care.
Amber Martin
May 05, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. There are no words that can help the pain right now, but please know I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time. 🙏
Michael Maddan
May 03, 2019
Hello Barbara.
May Jean Rest in Peace...sounds like you two had quite a run.
I think of you still, and will always recall the vitality and welcoming atmosphere at Honors you provided for myself and many others ( even Brad Finch! ).
Michael Maddan
Mary and Philip Drew
May 03, 2019
Barbara and Family! We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband/father/Pepere! Jean was such a dear man and member of our parish family. We will miss seeing his smiling face at mass. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this most sorrowful time!
Mike Cloutier
May 03, 2019
Barbara and Family,
We are very sorry to hear the tragic news of the passing of Jean. He was one of the "Good Guys". And a smart guy as well, after all, he married a beautiful "Island Girl". Joan and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts a prayers, and know that many others will do the same. With sympathy, Mike and Joan Cloutier
Juan Reyes
May 03, 2019
My most deepest condolence to Barbara and family. I remember Jean at our Bassick reunion. Rest in peace and may the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand
Arthur & Joyce Martin
May 03, 2019
Barbara & Family

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Rita Bean
May 03, 2019
Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear about Jean. I would have never met either of you if not for our mutual friend, Peggy, who will see Jean on the other side. I liked you both immediately and am thankful I had the opportunity to meet and get to know both of you. Our world lost a wonderful man. I cannot imagine the incredible sadness and void you must feel. I hope the memories of your almost 50 years together and his love will comfort you until you meet again. In the meantime, see the pieces of him that will live on in your soon to-be-born grandson. HUGS!!!!
George and Margie Mayo
May 03, 2019
Barbara and Family We are saddened to hear about Jean but secure in the knowledge that a Good Man such as he is now in heaven where he deserves to be. It was fun and funny to see you both in Florida out of your geographical element but enjoying your company and the weather. We love you both. May you find comfort in all the great memories of your lives together. Peace
Susan Howland
May 03, 2019
Barbara, Jeff and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you through this sorrowful time. May your memories keep Jean close to your hearts.
The Fox Family
May 03, 2019
Dear Barbara and Jeff~
We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. What a wonderful, kind, loving, generous man. We will forever remember his beautiful smile and his love for his family. Please know we are lifting your family up in our prayers and may you both find comfort in your memories of such a wonderful husband and father. Our hearts are heavy. RIP Jean, till we meet again!
Mimi Killinger
May 02, 2019
Jean shined. Like the wood that he sanded and polished, he had a glow. I am so deeply sorry, Barbara, and so deeply grateful to have been able to call Jean my friend. He made everyone else shine, too. Your whole family is in my heart and in my prayers. Much love, Mimi
Mike and Bonnie Jones
May 02, 2019
Barbara and Family - what a shock to read of Jean’s passing. He was such a good childhood friend to Mike and to me when I met him. A gentle soul who graced us with his spirit, smile and love. We will miss talking with him. We will pray for you and your family. Our condolences.
Winston & Nancylee Mahan
May 02, 2019
Our sincere condolences to all the family. May you find comfort in all the thoughts of the good times you had together.
Angel Hildreth
May 02, 2019
Many thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Thinking of you - xo
Judy Matthews Scott
May 02, 2019
Will always remember Jean’s broad smile! May you find peace Barb in the Lord. Hope to see u next Fall. 💞🙏🏻
Jon Langley
May 02, 2019
Barbara, Jeff, Christina, Belle-Elise
I am the Director of the ACTS Retreat that Jean was on, what a special men. When he entered the room, his smile lit it up. What a great singer! I had a few moments throughout the weekend to sit and talk with him and so enjoyed his stories. I am so sorry for your loss. That seems so small a statement to say for such a wonderful man. I do know that I am a better person for having had a chance to meet him and spend some time with him. May the peace of Christ be with you and your family not just through these trying days but forever.
Clarence J Binette
May 02, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Jean i am sure that he will be missed very much my all that new him. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Randa Shirland
May 02, 2019
Barbara and Family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. No matter where I saw Jean he was always smiling and always had a hug for me, he was truly special and will be missed by many.
Ray and Carole LeClair
May 02, 2019
Barbara..can not even begin to imagine your shock and grief at this terrible time. You and Jean had a very special love. Let that love surround you and it’s memories bring you some comfort. He watches over you from above and holds a place for you to join him again someday. Our sincerest sympathy and love.
Suzanne Moulton
May 02, 2019
So very sorry to learn of your loss. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you hold dear. My heart is with you.