Rita Ouellette, 91, a nine year resident of Raleigh, went to be with Our Father on March 18, 2013. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, where she lived most of her life, she was the daughter of Marie Anna (Ross) and Pierre Janson. Also preceding her in death – her sister, Ida Carignan and brother-in-law Elzeard (Al), brothers Felix (Romeo) Janson and his wife Antoinette, Alcide Janson and his wife Leota, and beloved son-in-law David Hovey.
She is survived by her three daughters, Nina Gallagher (William) of Las Vegas, NV, Pauline Hovey of Dyke, VA, Anne Marie Cormier (Michael) of Wake Forest, and one son, Ronald Ouellette (Tricia) of Vacaville, CA; five grandchildren – Jacob Gallagher, Davis Hovey, Christine and Jeannine Cormier, and Brandon Ouellette, a niece and god-daughter Jane Hosler and a nephew Rene Janson.
Mrs. Ouellette worked for many years as an Operating Room Aide at St. Ann’s Hospital in Fall River, MA, where she was affectionately known as “Sweet Reet”, until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of St. Jean Baptiste parish and then of St. Joseph’s parish in Fall River.
Special thanks go out to her “family” at Elmcroft Assisted Living where she lived the last 4 ½ years. She enjoyed the activities there, especially BINGO, she never missed a game and frequently won.
Her daughter, Anne Marie, also wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and nurses aides (especially Barbara) of Rex Hospital, who took special care of her the last week of her life.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 12333 Bayleaf Cir, Raleigh, NC on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:00 am. A Wake Service will be held on Sunday March 24, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC. A private cremation will take place at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., the Alzheimer's Assoc. at www.alz.org, the Shelter for Help in Emergency, P.O. Box 1013, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or online at www.shelterfor helpinemergency.org, or to a charity of your choice.
Online memorials: www.BrownWynne.com