Edward R. Rouette - Woonsocket

Edward R. Rouette - Woonsocket

Edward R. Rouette, 71, of Woonsocket died Sunday morning, July 20 at home surrounded by his family after a valiant two year battle with cancer.

He was the loving husband of Georgette L. (Lanctot) Rouette. They were married on June 4, 1966. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Royal and Annie (Bootland) Rouette. He was a lifelong resident of the city.

Mr. Rouette served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a medical corpsman with the 29th Evacuation Hospital Unit based out of Fort Devens, Mass.

Following his service to his county Ed was employed at Rochambeau Worsted Mill for more than 30 years. He also worked for the Woonsocket Education Department as a custodian at Citizen’s Memorial school for four years; it was his favorite job as Ed loved working with the teachers and students at the school.

Ed’s favorite pastime was being an avid NASCAR fan. He was a longtime communicant of St. Agatha’s Parish. He will be remembered as a devoted father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife of 48 years he is survived by a son, Gary E. Rouette, a daughter Roxanne M. Ackley, and two grandchildren, Danielle Ackley and Kyle Rouette, all of Mapleville. He was the brother of Marion Christie and her husband Joseph of North Smithfield and Carol Federico and her husband Russ of Litchfield, N.H. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be Friday, July 25 at 9 a.m. from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Agatha Church, Joffre Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of R.I. 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI. 02904. www.menardfuneralhome.com