Cecile A. (Proulx) Ouellet
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Amesbury, MA - Cecile Ouellet (née Proulx) passed away January 8, 2020. She was a lifelong resident of Amesbury, MA. As the story goes, Cecile entered this world on her family's dining room table just days before Christmas of 1926. She was the second of five children born to Clovis and Rose Proulx. In her 93 years, Cecile gave endless love to her family, friends, and community. Cecile's giving spirit and contagious laugh will always be remembered.

Cecile attended Sacred Heart School and Amesbury High School. In February of 1945, Cecile married the love of her life, Adrien. They spent 66 beautiful years together, until Adrien's passing in 2011. Cecile always said that she felt like the luckiest girl in the world on the day that she married Adrien, and we are happy to think they are now reunited again.

For thirty years, Cecile worked at Western Electric (later AT&T) in North Andover, MA. Throughout her life, Cecile enjoyed cooking (and giving that food to her family and friends), going out to eat, and shopping. She also loved sewing, knitting, ironing, cleaning, sweeping her driveway, and maintaining a meticulous yard. Her fashion sense was absolutely fabulous; she was an icon of bright colors, bold necklaces, and shoulder pads. She was the life of every party, never ceasing to impress with her hidden talent of putting lit matches out in her mouth. Above all else, however, Cecile loved talking, laughing, and spending her days with her family, friends, and neighbors. Her voice would fill a room with so much joy and humor.

Cecile is pre-deceased by her husband Adrien, son Norman, sisters Lillian Sanborn and Lorraine St. Germaine, and brother Clovis Proulx. She is survived by her sister Jeanne Pelletier, son Richard, and wife, Sally, of Haverhill, daughter Diane and husband, Stephen Reid, of Haverhill, and daughter Suzanne and husband, Charles Gouin, of Kissimmee, FL. Her grandchildren, who know they had the best "Memere" in the world, are Hillori Connors and husband Patrick, Erica Slade and husband David, Jonathan Farjo and wife Karla, and Lindsay Reid and husband Matthew Barrett. Additionally, Cecile has four beautiful great-grandsons: Oliver, Solomon, Leo, and Adrien. Finally, Cecile is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; she loved her family unconditionally and welcomed so many friends with open arms. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren miss her immensely and are thankful to have had her light in their lives for so long.
A mass and celebration of Cecile's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.
Published on January 13, 2020


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Patti Proulx Foster
Jan 14, 2020
This lady right here was an amazing human being. She always had fresh baked yummies for anyone who happened across her doorstep. We only lived in Amesbury for 5 years -growing up, but she had a life long impact on my life. Her house was always open to anyone she knew or knew of. Her personality definitely filled a room, house & sometimes a store. You could hear her whenever she was near. One of our favorite things to hear her say was “isn’t that cute”, in her wonderful loud, happy NE accent. She was such a generous soul. I had a special needs cousin on the Houle side of my family. Aunt Cecile picked up several people to go to work every day, one lived on our street. Aunt Ce...cile always had a treat or a very happy greeting for my cousin Lisa Pouliot, who lived on our street. As a kid, we loved going over to her house. There was a pool, many hugs and always some yummy food and some special treats, she always seemed to have an endless amount of food.

As I got older, I still enjoyed her endless joy and generous spirit. She was always very welcoming to my parents & I when we visited. I don’t think I ever left her house empty handed. Her love of shopping brought her great joy & even if she didn’t find anything for herself, she always bought something for one of her many family members.

She was always so proud to share her children’s accomplishments. She loved with her whole self. This world is a sadder place without her in it. She made so many people happy for her whole life. Fly high auntie, shop to your hearts content and cook for all your siblings again, and enjoy being with your hubby again. I was blessed to know her. Much love to my cousins, who lost their precious mom. Hugs to you all, Patti
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Jan 13, 2020
Diane and Family-
So sorry to read that you have lost your Mom. She truly was a beautiful Lady, in every sense of the word, and it was a pleasure to have met and, albeit brief, spent moments with her. You and your brother, Di, each gave your Mother the gift, in return, of her example in the care you provided her in the past months. Loving children, amazing parents, wonderful people, you are.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for each of during these difficult days. May happy memories comfort you.