Roger C. Ouellette, 81, of South Windsor, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at St. Francis Hospital, following a car accident.
Son of the late Chester and Louise (Certuse) Ouellette, Roger was born in Springfield, MA, on June 22, 1942. He grew up in Manchester, CT, and was a dedicated paper delivery boy working one of the largest routes in town. After his graduation from Manchester High School Roger attended University of Hartford and received a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and 6-year teaching degree. Roger had a 34-year career in education beginning in Tolland as a fourth grade teacher and then moved to Vernon after a year, where he worked in special education and finally middle school science. Roger was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and was known for his wide array sports facts. He was also a member of the Rockville Elks, South Windsor Senior Men’s golf league, and enjoyed spending quiet time at his lake house in Ashford, CT. He took many trips with the South Windsor Senior Center and visited Ireland, California, and National Parks.
Roger is survived by his sister, Janet Rodrigue (Norman) of Bolton, CT; his nieces, Christine Rhoden (Edward) of Firestone, CO, and Victoria Rodrigue (Richard Gowers) of Kennebunk, ME. He was predeceased by his parents.
Relatives and friends are invited to the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St. in Manchester for a visitation on October 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, October 7th at St. Maurice Church, 32 Hebron Rd. in Bolton at 10:00 a.m. (please meet directly at church). The burial will follow at East Cemetery in Manchester. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.