RIPLEY & DEXTER—Rudolph J. Goulette, 91, died February 19, 2013 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born March 22, 1921 in Dexter a son of Mayhill and Edith (Corett) Goulette. Rudolph served in the U. S. Army during World War II during the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Theatre Campaign Ribbon, and Bronze Service Arrowhead. During his military service he was located in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. After the war he owned and operated a dairy farm for many years and was employed at local woolen mills.
Rudolph was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Althea (Sands) Goulette of Dexter; 3 sons, Peter Goulette of N. Newport, Michael Goulette and fiancée Carrie Willey of Detroit, and John Goulette and companion Joan Quintal of Cambridge; 2 daughters, Jeannine and husband Rae Randlett of Hartland and Gail Goulette of Ripley; 3 stepsons and their wives, Peter and Barbie Haskell of Dexter, Mike and Darlene Haskell of Harmony, and William and Arlene Haskell of Wells; 2 stepdaughters, Cherie and husband Allen Laferriere of Maryland and Priscilla Outhuse of Wells; a sister Dorothy Grawe of Florida; a sister-in-law Esther Goulette of Garland; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis Goulette; 3 brothers, Vallair, Cassimer, and Bernard Goulette; and 4 sisters, Imogene Keene, Eleanor Mace, Rita Larson, and Connie Tetu.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, February 22nd, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 A.M. Saturday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter. A military spring committal service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady’s Kitchen, c/o Our Lady of the Snows Parish, P. O. Box 193, Dexter, ME 04930.