Joel G. Ouellette

CROMWELL, CT – Joel G. Ouellette, 87, of Cromwell, CT, formerly of Higganum, CT, husband of the late Yvette (Landry) Ouellette, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. He was born one of eleven children of Edwin and Yvonne (Chamberland) Ouellette.

Joel was a heavy equipment operator and worked for many local companies. He enjoyed golfing, monthly visits to the casino, and his weekly card games with friends.
Joel is survived by his daughter, Janice Ouellette of Durham, CT; daughter-in-law, Michelle Ouellette; grand-children, Chelsea Murphy of VA, Eric Murphy of CA, Zachary Ouellette of Higganum, CT and Nicholas Ouellette of Higganum, CT; sisters, Joann Gorneault of FL, Marie Rose Sirois of Southington, CT, Claudette Chasse of Plainville, CT, Judy Voisine of Plainville, CT; stepsons, David Zanelli of New Britain, CT, Donald Zanelli of CA, Richard Zanelli of Higganum, CT, Mark Zanelli of Higganum, CT, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Steven Ouellette; brothers, Dolland, Rosaire, Gerard, Valiere Bertrand Ouellette; and sister, Doris Beaulieu.
The Funeral Liturgy was held Tuesday, Aug. 1st, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church, Higganum, CT. Burial was at Burr District Cemetery. Arrangements were by Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, CT. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Haddam Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 194, Higganum, CT 06441. To share memories or express condolences online, please visit

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