Jean R. Ouellette

Date of Passing:

May 30, 2023

Ouellette, Jean R. 94 of Riverside Rhode Island entered into eternal life on May 30, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine V. (Roberts) Ouellette.

Born February 26, 1929 in Upper Frenchville Maine. He was the son of the late Onesime and Edith (Vaillancourt) Ouellette.

Jean was a resident of Riverside for 74 years. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Jean retired after 41 years as an officer of Industrial National Bank, now Bank of America. He also enjoyed his seasonal part time employment at Crescent Park as an accountant during the 1970’s.

He loved music, dancing and socializing, reading and traveling.

Jean was a communicant of St Brendan’s church for 74 years and a former member of the choir. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years. He was also a devoted father to Donna Nawrocki (Ronald) of Riverside, Allen Ouellette (Lydia) of North Chatham MA, David Ouellette (Marie) of Bar Harbor Maine, Denice Ouellette of Seminole Oklahoma.

Jean was also a proud and loving Grandfather for Steven Nawrocki, David Nawrocki, Dain Roberts and Jerika Ouellette.

He is survived by a brother Normand Ouellette of East Providence, a half-brother George Ouellette of Maine, and two half-sisters Linda Bohara and Donna Bouchard of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday June 3, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. A Graveside Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling Hours are Friday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Jean’s memory to a charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am so sorry for your grief and loss and wish to express my sympathies to the family.

  2. To Jean’s family,

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Jean and Lorraine last year and enjoyed every minute I spent in their company. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Lorraine I am always a phone call away if you ever need someone to talk to. I promise I will come visit you soon, you too Donna. Forever rest in eternal peace Jean, you will be missed my friend ❤️

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. Jean was a wonderful boss. My first real full time job was working for him at Industrial National Bank (Fleet Bank now Bank of America) in 1973. He was always kind and had a fun sense of humor. Rest in peace Jean.

  4. I started working for Jean at Fleet in the 70’s and he was always kind and a great boss! He always ran a great department and everyone always admired his leadership. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to the great memories over the years and hold dearly to your heart and know that he will always be with you.

  5. To Jean’s Family,
    Jean and I worked together at Industrial National Bank in Bristol beginning in 1964. As a new employee straight out of high school, Jean welcomed me, and he was always so kind and helpful. I will always remember his positive attitude and how welcome he made me feel. He was smart and well-liked by everyone. I hope you find peace during this sad time.
    God bless.
    Terry Pasqual

  6. Donna, on behalf of the East Bay Retired Teachers Association I’d like to extend our heartfelt sympathy on the death of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  7. I knew Jean while working at Fleet Bank many years ago. He was a great person. I wish his family peace during this time of sorrow.

  8. Jean and Lorraine, two lovely caring people. Sincere condolences.

  9. I had the privilege of working with Jean at Fleet Bank. He was one of the kindest individuals I have ever met. His smile and warm personality made everyone he encountered feel special. I’m sure he will be missed by family and friends ❤️🙏

  10. We’re sorry to hear about this and condolences to you and your family. We’re sorry for your loss.

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