Galen D. Ouellette (1949-2017)

ST. FRANCIS, Maine — Galen D. Ouellette, 67, died peacefully following a long courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 20, 2017, at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born in St. Francis on May 11, 1949. The son of Adelord Ouellette and Jullienne (Jandreau) Ouellette.

He was a member of the Genealogy Society, an avid photographer and loved the outdoor.

Galen is survived by his ten siblings, Adam Ouellette of St. Francis, Roderick Ouellette of Waterbury, Conn., Adrienne Blackwell of Gaffney, SC, Gerald and his wife, Joanne Ouellette, of Bloomington, CA, Letha and her husband, Larry Thurlow, of Poland Spring, Joseph “Allen” and his wife, Nancy Ouellette, of Olivia, NC, Virginia and her husband, Kenneth Clifford, of Sabattus, David Ouellette, Malvia Landry and her husband, Ruben Landry, all of St. Francis, and the Rev. Kent Ouellette of St. Agatha. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Adelord Ouellette, July 17, 1992; mother Jullienne Ouellette, April 27, 2010; sister-in-law, Roberta; brother-in-law, Albert.

Galen was a loving son to his parents, and was dedicated to them throughout his life.  Galen helped in the care of his mother for many years, until her death in 2010. He loved and is loved by his siblings, other relatives and many others whom he befriended throughout his life.

Galen’s dedication in work was only surpassed by his desire to be close to family and the home he grew up in St. Francis. Galen was faithful to God and Church. He was faithful in personal prayer and to participation in the Eucharist. He will be dearly missed by family and friends alike.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis.

Visiting hours will be held  Monday 6 to 8 a.m. January 23, 2017 and Tuesday 8 to 9:15 a.m. until time of service at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.

Those who wish in Galen’s memory may donate to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, NMMC, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, Me. 04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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