1920 – 2018
Putnam – Simone (Brodeur) Ouellette, 97, formerly of Myers St., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Matulaitis Nursing Home, surrounded by her family and the loving, caring staff of Matulaitis. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Ovila and Alexina (Demers) Brodeur. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation.
Simone was a homemaker while her children were young and then was a receptionist at Day Kimball Hospital Pediatric Center for many years until her retirement. She was kind and giving, always putting her family’s needs before her own as well as helping her many friends and neighbors along the way. She had a love for children and all animals.
Simone is survived by her daughter, Michelle Szarkowicz (Steve) of Putnam; her son, Paul Ouellette (Kathe) of Norwich; her grandchildren, Erica Ducharme (Kevin), Joel Szarkowicz (Corrine King), Heather Ouellette (Zach Yaroschuk), and Justin Szarkowicz (Jennifer McGunigal); and her great grandchildren, Oliver and Camden. She was predeceased by her sister, the late Gisele Brodeur.
Simone was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Ste. Anne and the League of Catholic Women.
The family would like to thank the outstanding and compassionate caregivers at Matulaitis Nursing Home. Such devotion will never be forgotten by the family.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will take place in the Spring at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of Simone may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678, or to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.