Nancy R. (Downey) Ouellette


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          WOLCOTT – Nancy R. (Downey) Ouellette, 91, of Wolcott died Thursday February 10, 2022 at the Vitas Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of Ernest G. Ouellette, who was a retired Waterbury Firefighter who died on February 5, 2020.

          Nancy was born June 22, 1930 in Waterbury, daughter of the late James & Olive (Morency) Downey and graduated from Chase Grammar School and Waterbury Catholic High School.  She retired from Philips Airpax and also had worked as a private duty Certified Nurses Aide.

          Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, and she looked forward to cooking corned beef and cabbage for her children and grandchildren every St. Patrick’s Day.

          She is survived by her children, Curtis Ouellette and his wife Diane of Wolcott, Ernest Ouellette and his wife Judy of Wolcott, Sharon Solocius and her husband Ron of Waterbury and Gary Ouellette and his wife Bernadette of Wolcott, 5 grandchildren, Erik, Crystal, Nicole, Veronica and Kaitlyn all of Wolcott and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two sons.

          The family would like to thank Dr. Jega and his nurse Kerri, the Vitas Staff and Dr. Benzoni for the wonderful care that they provided and to the many friends for their love and support. 

          Nancy’s wishes were to have a private graveside services at All Saints Cemetery at the convenience of her family.  The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street, Waterbury is assisting with the arrangements.

           In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance Association, Inc., PO Box 6066, Wolcott, CT 06716.

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