Lawrence — David W. Ouellette, 65, a lifelong resident of Lawrence died October 28, 2012 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
David was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical School's Post Graduate Computer Program. Early in his career, he was employed as a computer specialist at local area banks and institutions. He later worked at Doyle Lumber in Andover, and Rockler Tools in Salem, N.H. prior to his retirement.
David proudly and honorably served his country as a decorated soldier in the US Army for two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
David was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed woodworking, crafting numerous projects for family and friends. His proudest creations were the toy boxes he made for his grandchildren. David was an avid reader of science fiction and enjoyed playing pool and spending time with his family.
David was the son of the late Wilfred and Irene Ouellette. He is survived by Pearl, his wife of 38 years; his sons, Matthew and Mark; his daughters-in-law, Lynda and Tricia; his grandchildren, Koen, Cole and Nora; his sisters, Ethel Atkinson and Dorothy Ouellette; sisters-in-law, Carol Vercauteren and Elaine Malo and her husband Claude; niece, Leeann; nephews, Christopher, Brian and James.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Monday, November 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, St. Theresa Church, 24 Plymouth St., Methuen. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Monday at the church. Private burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Fund c/o Edward Curran 7 Cypress Ave, Methuen, MA 01844 or to a charity of your choice with preference for Autism or Cancer research.
Arrangements are by The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home 80 Broadway, Methuen. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com.