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Christa (Trautenbach) Ouellette

December 15, 1939 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 81)


Christa Ouellette, 81, of Kensington, passed away on January 17, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Emma (Buttler) Trautenbach and the wife of the late Albert Ouellette.

They were happily wed for over 55 years until his death in 2010.

Born in Germany, Christa moved to the US in 1954.  Christa loved to cook, and followed her dreams as she established, owned and operated Christa’s Restaurant at the Miller Company in Meriden. She was then employed in the deli at Rogers Market in Kensington for 13 years, where her special recipes and creations filled the deli counter.  Along with her mother and sister, Christa owned Apple Hill Farms on Southington Rd. in Kensington. She was a member of St. Paul Church, Kensington.

She also dearly loved spending time with her family and very special best friend Joyce Ronowicz, as well as cooking for her grandchildren and sharing recipes with them.  She is survived by her two children: Phillip his wife Pamela Spada-Ouellette of Forestville, and Karen Tierney- Kruger and her husband Andy of Orange, seven grandchildren Fawn, Beau, Mollie, Hilary, Eddie, Emmalee, Kaleigh, two great grand-children, Noah and Layla, and Joyce Ronowicz.

Christa was predeceased by her son: Edward M. Ouellette and her daughter: Barbara Ann Ouellette and two sisters:  Elizabeth and Anna.

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