SOMERSWORTH - Lionel A. Couture, (88), born Feb. 25, 1932 has joined the love of his life Arline T. (Boucher) Couture in heaven, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.
Lionel will be remembered as a strong, respected and loved man not only by his family but by all who knew him.
Lionel was a circuit stock car driver for his father Nash Couture who built the cars and won many races in Maine and New Hampshire.
Lionel was a Sergeant in the Army and in charge of training new recruits during the Korean War. After returning home from the Army he was employed by Murphy Roofing Co.
Lionel graduated from Babson College police academy in Massachusetts. He received several recommendations and awards throughout his 20 years of police service. He retired from the Somersworth Police Department as Deputy Chief. He also served as a bailiff for the Strafford County Superior Court.
Lionel is predeceased by his parents Alfred (Nash) and Jessie (Kerr) Couture, five brothers and two sisters.
Lionel is survived by his three daughters Linda Stacy and Wayne, Diana Edgecomb and Tim and Cheryl LaPanne and Peter, four grandchildren Todd, Chad, Jenny and Derek and eight great grandchildren.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cornerstone VNA, 178 Farmington Rd., Rochester, NH 03867. To leave online condolences please visit www.bernierfuneralhome.net
Care for the Couture family has been entrusted to the Bernier Funeral Home.