Rolande Duguay Ouelette Interview
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Rolande Duguay was born in St Bonaventure, QC, in 1917. Her mother died when she was only three years old, so she was sent to live with her grandparents. When her grandfather also died, Rolande was sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Waterville, Maine. Her first trip on a train took her to the United States, where she worked in a textile mill. After marrying her husband, Emile Ouellette, in 1935, she moved to Lewiston and then to Brunswick, Maine. In this interview, conducted April 28, 1994 she talks to her grandchildren, Nadine Gagnon and Melanie Lemieux about her early life in Canada, her love of cooking and her family values.
Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.