WALLACE (BUD) OUELLETTE (1925 - 2013)

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WALLACE (BUD) OUELLETTE Wallace (Bud) Ouellette died peacefully at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, FL on December 6,2013, surrounded by loving family. Bud was born September 28, 1925 in New Bedford, MA, to Stella and Joseph Ouellette. Bud graduated from New Bedford High School and spent two years as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and 5 years in the reserves. He attended New Bedford Tech, Rhode Island College and the University of Illinois. He started his career in the rubber industry at Acushnet Rubber in New Bedford MA and spent the next 45 years at companies in Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire,Ohio, and Florida before retiring to Cape Cod. Bud's life was shaped by the New Bedford Boy's Club and he gave back by his service volunteering and serving as the President of the Alumni Association. He was very active in every community in which he lived and served as Deacon of his church in New York. He was a 52nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite of Boston Valley. He served as an officer in his homeowners and industrial associations. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy McLaughlin Ouellette, his loving daughters, Jane (Michael) Dobbins of Lebanon, IN, Susan (Randy) McConocha of Ft. Worth TX, step-son Michael (Deborah) McLaughlin of Jupiter, FL, step-daughter, Susan (Robert) Montmeny of Springfield, MA, 9 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, 5 nephews and his Yorkshire Terrier "Murphy". Bud was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie Thompson Ouellette after 48 years of marriage in 1999, and by his brother Thomas Ouellette and sister Dorothy Ouellette. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sebastian, FL, with burial at the National Cemetery in Cape Cod, MA. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Halo No-Kill Pet Shelter, Sebastian, FL, Group Homes for Children, Lafayette, IN or the .

Published in the TC Palm on Dec. 15, 2013
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