MANCHESTER - Gerald "Gerry" Ouellette, 66, of Manchester, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.Gerry was born in Manchester on Nov. 3, 1947, to Oliver and Bertha (Janelle) Ouellette.He attended Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina for one year before returning home to take care of his ailing parents.He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and held a computer science certification from Keene State College. During his life, Gerry held positions as a computer science instructor at Hesser College and in computer management at Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. in Milford. He was also a ballroom dance instructor for more than 30 years. He was a cantor and faithful parishioner at Our Lady of the Cedars in Manchester.Gerry and his family moved to Bedford in September 1991, and Gerry returned to Manchester recently. Described by his loved ones as a "family man," Gerry took great joy in time spent with his children. He also enjoyed ballroom dance, computer technologies, working in his yard and bowling.Gerry is survived by his aunt, Lucy Corriveau; and his sons, Maurice Ouellette and wife Jen (Charest) and Michael and wife Cora (Doe) Ouellette; daughters Monique (Ouellette) Johnson, Grace Ouellette and Amanda Ouellette; grandchildren Damien, Gabby, Devin and Aiden; his brother, Bertrand Ouellette and his wife, Camille, of Andover, Mass.; and sister, Irene (Ouellette) Yull and husband Jeff of North Reading, Mass.He was predeceased by a grandson, Brendan.
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services: The family will receive visitors Monday, April 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester. Burial will follow immediately at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford.Memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester 03103.Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial or leave a message of condolence, please go to www.phaneuf.net.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Apr. 13, 2014