Waterville native grew up with 13 siblings

Robert Ouellette grew up in Waterville, the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters. Nicknamed “Frenchie,” Bob left school before graduating to help support his large family. He worked in maintenance at an area grocery store and at a chemical plant in Farmington.

At the age of 20 Bob enlisted in the military and served two years, most of the time stationed in Alaska.

After the service, Bob came back home to live at his parent’s house. He worked at Lockwood Cotton Mill, also in Waterville. Bob loved to attend dances and auctions for veteran functions. Soon after coming home, he met his wife, Sylvia. They went on to raise two daughters, Michelle and Tammy. They have two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Now a resident at Maine Veterans’ Homes – Caribou, Robert Ouellette has been named Veteran of the Month for November. Thank you for your service, Bob.

About Maine Veterans’ Homes. Whether you were drafted into the military or enlisted, you are eligible for residence at six Maine Veterans’ Homes locations throughout the state. Before you start the application process, download our free Guide to Choosing a Senior Community.

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