Catheline L. Ouellette, 82, formerly of Colchester passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. She was the beloved mother of Debra Ouellette and her fiancé Stanley Craig, Gilbert Ouellette and his fiancé Laura Whittles, and Kelly Calderoni and her husband Robert. Catheline and her late husband Gilbert lived in Colchester for 30 years where they raised their family enjoying time camping and traveling. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1994 after what felt like a short 34 years. Following her husband’s death, she was blessed beyond words to of met a wonderful man named Clayton. Clayton not only treated Catheline like a princess, but also treated her children as if they were his own. They lived in Clearwater Florida for 10 years before moving back to Manchester to be with family and friends. Catheline worked at Pratt & Whitney for 27 years in the materials support area. Cathy enjoyed her job and took a lot of pride to ensure that everyone received what they required to get their job done. Catheline loved to bowl, dance, and travel... The biggest love for hers, however, was being with her Family. She adored her grandchildren, Gary Ouellette and his wife Dallas, Amber Smith and her husband Garrett, and Matthew Ouellette. Catheline also cherished her great grandchildren, Kasi and Shelby Ouellette, and Cameron and Delilah Smith. In addition to her beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she leaves behind a sister, Cecile Ratte and her husband Paul. Cathy was predeceased by her son Gary, but will be missed by Gary’s wife Michele Ouellette. Catheline truly believed in her faith. It is what enabled her to enter this next phase of her life with no fear. Her family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful personnel at Mid State Hospital in Meriden, CT. A Visitation is going to be held on Sunday, March 27, between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., in Colchester. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 28th at 11:00 AM at the St. Andrew Catholic Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will take place Tuesday, March 29th at 10AM in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Gillette’s Ln., Colchester. In lieu of flowers donations in Catheline’s memory may be made to the Mid State Hospital Hospice Program. To Share a memory or express a condolence please visit: www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com. Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, in Colchester is assisting with arrangements.
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