Joan P. Ouellette

  • Born: July 18, 1930
  • Died: February 17, 2020
  • Location: Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan P. Ouellette, 89, of Center Barnstead, NH passed away Monday, February 17th, 2020 at Concord Hospital, surrounded by family after a lengthy period of declining health.
Joan was born on July 18, 1930 in Manchester, NH; Daughter of Waldo and Louise Orrill. Joan graduated in 1948 from Manchester Central High School.
Joan enjoyed working at Morton's, Calef's Gift Shop and the Christmas Dove in her younger years.
Joan was part of many church choirs; First Methodist Church in Manchester and Rochester and First Congregational Church in Barrington. She was a member of Barrington Women's Club, Garden Club, and 250th Coins. She was heavily involved with the N.H. American Heart Association, as well as being a Wentworth Douglas Volunteer. Joan was also involved in the Cochecho Country Club.
Joan's perfect day started with her morning coffee while watching out her picture window overlooking Lower Suncook Lake. She enjoyed watching the birds, especially the cardinals, who came to visit her, as well as the deer in her front yard. Other interests included ceramics, gardening, reading, journaling, and spending time with friends and family who gathered at her lakefront home.
Joan was an extremely kind and loving individual with a selfless soul. Joan always knew how to make everyone she met feel like a part of the family. She will be very sorely missed by all who were blessed to cross paths with her.
Joan is predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years, George R. Ouellette. Joan leaves behind her three sons James, David, and Peter; as well as seven grandchildren and seven (soon to be eight) great grandchildren whom she loved very much.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3 – 5 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 10 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be sent to N.H. American Heart Association.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jim & family,
I just heard about the death of your mother, Joan. I extend my heartfelt condolences & will remember Joan & all of you in my prayers. She was such a kind hearted person & had a generous heart full of love to everyone she met. She will continue to live on in my heart & memories. May she rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Sr. Marcia Polchlopek - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 09, 2020

To the Family of Joan,

I was very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I was fortunate enough to enjoy many outings at the Lake which included visiting with your Mom. I always very much enjoyed chatting with her. She always made me feel very welcome and as though I were a part of the family. So, many good memories. I am sorry that I did not learn of her passing sooner as I certainly would have made it a must to come to her services. Though she has left us on earth...let her spirit live on in your memories and as time passes, may those good memories take the place of all your sadness. Thinking of you during this very difficult time! Mary Kissell, Hooksett, NH

Posted by Mary Kissell - Hooksett, NH - Friend   February 25, 2020

Peter ,Dave and Jim,

I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have nothing but great memories of her. Growing up across the road in Barrington was like having Jackie Kennedy living on that hill. She was gracious ,kind and oh so stylish. I can still picture her pulling out of the driveway in that black Skylark,top down,with a red scarf on.Over the years she would be so upbeat and full of life whenever I would see her.Thank you to you 3 for being a large part of my life in my formative years.

Posted by Bill Taylor - Madbury, NH - Neighbor   February 24, 2020

I will never forget all the great times we had in Stuart Florida. Joan was responsible for all the Doverites and Cochecho golfers who ended up in Mobile Home Gardens. What great memories! RIP
Marilyn Jones

Posted by A friend   February 23, 2020

Joan will always be in my heart.It is hard for the family.She will always be in your heart

Posted by Dottie White - Stuart, FL   February 22, 2020

Rest in peace Joan. You were a wonderful person. I am glad we had the opportunity to help you and support your family. Our condolences to family. Take care & be well. Joan will forever live on in your heart and the memories you have. Peace be with you all. - Mike Hooper, Case Manager from Home Instead Senior Care.

Posted by Mike Hooper - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   February 21, 2020

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    February 21, 2020

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