Donald Ovila Ouellette
1940 - 2021
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On Tuesday. January 26, 2021, Donald O. Ouellette of North Attleboro, formerly of Attleboro, went home to be with the Lord after battling a long illness with strength and courage, at the age of 74. He was a son of the late Ovila Ouellette and the late Laurette Ouellette. Mr. Ouellette was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Feehan High School.
Don was a caring and creative person who would always be available to use his talents to help someone in need regardless of the amount of time or energy it would take. He enjoyed cooking as well as brewing his own beer and experimenting with unusual flavor combinations – always a delight to those with whom he shared a new brew. His passion for the outdoors ranged from the thrill of climbing Mount Washington to quietly kayaking down the Bungay River. Auto shows, wine tastings, antiquing and traveling brought experiences, new friends, laughter and memories to those he shared that time with.
He also had a long-time interest in conservation efforts which drew him to organizations that supported that cause. He was a Life Member and Major Donor of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and he served as an Area Chairman, District Chairman, and Co-Chairperson of the Massachusetts Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He also served the Attleboro Land Trust as a Life Member, Major Donor, Vice-President of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Property Acquisition Committee. He was particularly proud to be a part of the development of the project "Hike Attleboro". The land Don helped to preserve will be here for others to enjoy for generations to come.
As a successful entrepreneur he founded, owned and operated Ouellette Industries, Inc. in Attleboro Falls for 30 years, until his retirement in 2011. Prior to Ouellette Industries, he founded Deanville Landscaping and started Flowers by Deanville with his cousin. He also was a member of the former North Attleboro-Plainville Chamber of Commerce.
Don is survived and will be dearly missed by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Laura, children Holly and Brent, as well as four grandchildren, all of whom he loved spending time with. He also leaves his sisters Linda, Susan and Elaine, and his brother, Paul. In addition, he leaves nieces, nephews, extended family members and many dear friends. Everyone who knew Don will undoubtedly remember his generosity, smile, sense of humor and laughter.
At his request, funeral services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions in memory of Don Ouellette be made to the Brain Support Network, P.O. Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026,
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, Ma. (508) 695-0200.

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Published in Sun Chronicle from Jan. 14 to Jan. 28, 2021.
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February 12, 2021
So sorry to Laura and family. Don was a gentle soul, always helpful and kind, and always made time for the DU family.
pk ford
January 30, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you, Laura, and to Holly and Brent. Don was a true gentleman within a gentle man who did the right things and did the right things well. Honor, honesty, integrity....loving, giving, nurturing. One could go on and on with deserving accolades. We recall, with great
happiness, our many committee meetings over the years where Don was always the perfect leader and motivator. If the fermenting was right, we would anxiously wait until the end when Don would uncap a bottle (or two) of his latest craft beer creation, twisting off the cap with his infectious smile. Of course, while Don took center stage, we all knew that the Organizer and the glue that held things together, well, that was you, Laura.
Our thoughts and love are with you and the family during this difficult and sad time. Thanks for the memories. John and Jan
John & Jan Wightman
January 29, 2021
I was so sorry to hear about Don's passing. I am sending much love and prayers to all family members. Donald was always so kind and gentle and had a wonderful sense of humor - loved his smile and laugh. These are such difficult times - I wish I could give you all a big hug. Take care, Susan Shannon
Susan Shannon
January 28, 2021
Don will be missed by me and the many others in Attleboro who shared his dedication to protecting the environment, whether through his service on the 2002 Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee, Ducks Unlimited, the Attleboro Land Trust, or the Conservation Commission. We will remember Don not only for his many accomplishments, but also for his good humor and can-do attitude.
Charlie Adler
January 28, 2021
Don was a true friend. I will never forget the New Years Dayvhe had to plow snow on the day Holly was born. Life is made up of memories and my prayers go out to his entire family.
Bill Potuchek
January 28, 2021
We will miss you! Our prayers are with Laura and your family!
Rest In Peace my friend!
Dave and Janet Whalen
David and Janet Whalen
January 28, 2021
Don and Laura were both students of mine many years ago at Bishop Feehan High. I consider myself fortunate and blest to have known them both as students and as friends in later years. However, I cannot speak of Don without speaking of Laura. Theirs was a true marriage of "two in one flesh", a symbol of Christ and his church. I always felt renewed and refreshed after being in their company: their joy and love of the Lord and of each other shone through. Laura, may God give you gentle grieving in the assurance that He has given Don the very best of His gifts, the vision of Himself.
Sister Marianne Postiglione, RSM
January 28, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for your family Bill Barrows
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January 28, 2021
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January 28, 2021
To LAURA, HOLLY ,BRENT ,SUE and all of Don's Family
How does one put into word's 60 years of friendship with a
Great Guy like Don. Cathy and I send our condolence to you,
we are going to miss Him.
Mike and Cathy Molitor
January 28, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My prayers for you, Laura, and your family. He was a really nice person.
Mary Joyce, BFHS '65
MARY Joyce
January 28, 2021
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