Raymond H. "Frenchy" Ouellette

Raymond H. "Frenchy" Ouellette, 92, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband for 63 years of the late Anna (Fitzpatrick) Ouellette (2005), passed peacefully on Nov. 14, 2012, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Frenchy was born in Lowell, Mass., on Dec. 4, 1919, and was the son of the late Exilia (Normandin) and Paul Ouellette. He moved to the Windsor Locks community at the age of 9 where he resided for the remainder of his life. A man devoted to the safety of the Windsor Locks community spanning 22 years, he began his career with the Windsor Locks Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer fireman in 1965 and retired from the department as fire chief and a fire marshal in 1987. He was also a foreman for the former Montgomery Co., retiring after 47 years. His professional and civic memberships included Riverside Council of Knights of Columbus, Capitol Region Fire Marshals Association, New England Association of Fire Chiefs, New England Fire Marshals Association, Connecticut Fire Marshals Association, Connecticut State Fire Fighters Irregulars Association, and the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association. Some of his notable accolades included being appointed by Gov. Ella Grasso to the State Firecode Standard Committee, and acting as a member of the Bradley Field Training School Study Committee. Frenchy also coached Little League, including some of the players who won the 1965 Little League World Championship. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling and golfing.

Frenchy is survived by two daughters, Elaine Mancino, and her husband, Anthony Jr., of Windsor Locks; and Corinne Burger, and her husband, Joseph, of Broad Brook; nine grandchildren, Lisa Quaglioroli, and her husband, Donald, Candi Motuzick, Gail Moran, and her partner, Steve Gallo, Kim Tower, and her husband, Chris, Alitia Normandin, and her fiancé, Scott Theodore, Karen Bona, Christine Mancino, Teresa Parent, and her husband, Aaron, and Anthony Mancino III, and his wife, Sue; 17 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Anna, he was predeceased by a sister, Irene Ouellette, and a brother, Albert Ouellette.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks.

Family and friends may gather at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, for a procession to St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 52 S. Elm St., Windsor Locks, where a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Raymond's life will be held at 10 a.m. Committal will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Donations in Frenchy's memory may be made to Windsor Locks Volunteer Fire Department, 2 Volunteer Drive, Windsor Locks, CT 06096; or the in memory of his late wife Anna Ouellette, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19, 2012