Estelle Robichaud Houle, 60, a longtime resident of the Washington area who worked for the old Lansburgh's Department Store in Washington, died Monday at the Leland Memorial Hospital in Riverdale of complications following heart surgery.

Mrs. Houle, who lived in College Park, was a native of Bristol, Conn., and grew up in Lawrence, Mass. She later lived in Cambridge, Mass.

She moved to the Washington area in 1948. From the early 1960s until the early 1970s, she worked in the personnel and credit department at Lansburgh's.

Mrs. Houle was a member of the parish of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park, where she was active in its Sodality and the Ladies of Charity. She was a member of the College Park Woman's Club.

Survivors include her husband, Roger A. houle, whom she married in 1946, of College Park; a daughter, Claudette Woodworth of Towson; two sons, Michael of Silver Spring, and Roger V. of Gaithersburg, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, Mass., 02143, or to the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Washington, D.C., 20005.