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Parise M. Ouellette

April 14, 1934 — March 12, 2023

Caribou – Parise M. Ouellette, 88, died Sunday, March 12, 2023 at her Caribou residence.  She was born April 14, 1934 in Fort Kent, the daughter of the late Emile O. and Delphine (Daigle) Ouellet.  Parise graduated first in her class from St. Louis grammar school in Fort Kent and valedictorian from Mount Merici High School in Waterville.  She graduated Magna Cum Laud from Barry College (now Barry University) in Miami Shores, Florida with a degree in Social Work and was listed in Who’s Who of American College and University Students.  She returned to Caribou and worked for the then Maine Department of Health and Welfare in Child and Family Services.  While raising her family on her own, she worked as an electrologist and also worked as a
Children’s Librarian at the Caribou Public Library.

Parise was an exceptionally intelligent woman and an accomplished pen and ink artist.  Her friends and family benefited from her fine gifts.  She had a kind heart and a giving soul and strongly believed in what her mother taught her, “if you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all”, advice she followed and a code she lived by.

Parise is survived by Patricia Desjardins, her care giver and best friend, her five children, Laura Allen and husband Ron, Bill Raymond and his wife Mitzy, Paul Raymond, David Raymond, and John Raymond and his wife Alisa, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her dear friends.

A very special thank you to Sara Harvey who devoted six years to care for her in her declining years.  Also thank you to her dear friend Sheree Belanger for stepping in to help on weekends.  Thank you to the workers at Hospice, Ruth, Melissa, Lynn and Karen as well as Denise and Lisa from Aroostook Home Health Care.  Because of Sara, Sheree, Lisa and the hospice CNA’s and nursing staff, she was able to die at home.

There will be no viewing hours or service.

Those who wish to contribute in her memory may do by contributing to the Caribou Public Library or the charity of one’s choice. 
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