William “Bill” Ouellette of Elmhurst passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Bill, the son of George and Emma Ouellette, was born on September 16, 1924 in New Haven, Ct. Following his graduation from Hillhouse High School in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Upon his graduation from flight school, Bill piloted the B-17 Flying Fortress from 1943 until the end of World War II. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Bill enrolled in the University of Bridgeport, graduating with a BS in Engineering. He joined Raybestos Manhattan, Inc. holding multiple positions until his retirement in 1986. In 1949, Bill married Grace, his loving wife of almost 73 years, the former Grace DuPont Peterson. He is survived by Grace, his two sons, Robert and Glenn, daughter-in-law Sue, three grandchildren, Camille (David Cotts), Matthew and Michael (Kellie), and great-granddaughter Eviee. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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