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Donald R. Couture

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Donald R. Couture
of Dracut; 75

DRACUT -- Donald R. Couture, 75, a resident of Dracut, died Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014 at a local healthcare facility with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Dorothy P. "Pat" (Pyrcz) Couture.

Born in Lowell on November 5, 1938, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Doris (Chateauneuf) Couture.

Following school, Mr. Couture served with the United States Air Force.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Couture was a self employed painting contractor.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and playing the horses at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH.

His favorite past time was spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He was a member of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish

in Dracut.

Donald leaves two sons, Donald Couture of Dracut and David Couture and his wife Kelly of Pelham, NH; a daughter, Susan Gamache and her husband Normand of Billerica; 7 grandchildren, Jonathan Couture, Jennifer Schaeffer and her husband Billy, Nicholas Runkle, Jacob Couture, Kyle Couture, Benjamin Couture and Ava Couture; 3 great-grandchildren, Kyleigh and Aiden Couture, Addison Schaeffer; a brother, Robert Couture of Tewksbury; a sister-in-law, Ruth Couture of Lowell; also several cousins among whom are his close cousins, the Coleman's, with whom he enjoyed camping in the White Mountains of NH. He also leaves dear friends, Holly and Steve Kemp of CA, Judy and Walter Nobrega of CA, Don and Parky Sousa of NH and Joan Wawiernia of Webster. He was the grandfather of the late Adam Michael Hall. He was a brother of the late Roger, Richard "Butch", and Jacqueline Couture.

COUTURE -- Relatives and friends are invited to Donald's Life Celebration on Thursday from

4 until 8 PM at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 9 AM in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.
Published in Lowell Sun on July 30, 2014
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