RIPLEY and DEXTER – Rudolph J. Goulette, 91, died Feb. 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; three sons, Peter Goulette of North Newport, Michael Goulette and fiancée, Carrie Willey, of Detroit and John Goulette and companion, Joan Quintal, of Cambridge; two daughters, Jeannine and husband, Rae Randlett, of Hartland and Gail Goulette of Ripley; three stepsons and their wives, Peter and Barbie Haskell of Dexter, Mike and Darlene Haskell of Harmony and William and Arlene Haskell of Wells; two 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; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis Goulette; three brothers, Vallair, Cassimer and Bernard Goulette; and four sisters, Imogene Keene, Eleanor Mace, Rita Larson and Connie Tetu.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., 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 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady’s Kitchen, care of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, P.O. Box 193, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.