RITA C. COUTURE BURLINGTON - Rita C. Couture, 87, of Stanbury Road, died on Thursday, July 30, 2009, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Burlington on April 4, 1922, the daughter of Alphonse and Emma (Beaulieu) Remillard. She was a graduate of Burlington High School and in 1946 she was married in Burlington to Donald A. Couture. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish. She is survived by her husband Donald A. Couture of Burlington; two sons and their spouses, Stephen H. and wife Kathleen Couture of Southwick, Mass. and Jeffrey D. and wife Virginia Couture of Hinesburg; four grandchildren, Allison Couture, Kevin Couture, Leigh Couture and Taryn Couture. She was predeceased by her five brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Burlington Fire Department Donation Fund, Attn: Deputy Chief Seth Lasker, Central Station, 136 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington. To send online condolences please visit www.readyfuneral.com .
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 1, 2009