Lionel A. Couture
1932 - 2021
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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.



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Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2021.
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February 4, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda. May you and your family know that we hope for peace in your hearts with his passing. Remember the awesome times you had and know that he is with your mom with that smile on his face!
Tim & Val Kutz
Friend
February 3, 2021
To Mr. Couture's family,
I first met your dad at the cardiology office years ago and knew right away that he was a kind man. Your mom used to come with him to those appointments and boy could those two make me laugh. I would often see them walking hand and hand on my way home from work. I know he is with her again and at peace. He was always one of my favorite patient. My sympathy to all of you.
Lisa Laughton
February 3, 2021
Linda, Diana, and the whole Couture family, I am sorry to learn of your father's passing. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of God and with the rest of his loved ones who have gone before him.
May God give you strength and comfort during this time. Take care and God bless.
Rev. Robert Lefebvre, Jr.
Friend
February 3, 2021
It was a pleasure dealing with Nel in PD days and at the Court House in his red jacket. He was truly one of the best.
Tony McManus
Acquaintance
February 2, 2021
Dear Linda, Diana, Cheryl & Family,

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Tito. He was a great uncle and had a great sense of humor with a wonderful laugh. ❤
Lenny & Lisa Couture
Family
February 2, 2021
Linda and family, so sorry for the loss of your day. May he rest in peace, sending prayers to you all.
Paula A Carr
Friend
February 2, 2021
In 1949, Lionel and his wife introduced My mother and dad. My mother was a widow with a infant. (me) My parents were together for life and I was so lucky to have him as my Dad. I will always be grateful to you Lionel and say hello to your wife and my parents in heaven.
Edward Ricker
Friend
February 2, 2021
Dear Linda, Diana and Cheryl,

Uncle Tito always had the best smile and was genuinely happy to see you, no matter how much time passed between visits, and as long as you didn't show up after 4 pm! He's where he's wanted to be for so long, with Auntie Arline. Thinking of you in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. May your memories provide you comfort and peace.

Love, Deb
Deborah Noseworthy
Family
February 2, 2021
Dear Linda, Diana and Cheryl,

Uncle Tito always had the best smile and was genuinely happy to see you, no matter how much time passed between visits, and as long as you didn't show up after 4 pm! He's where he's wanted to be for so long, with Auntie Arline. Thinking of you in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. May your memories provide you comfort and peace.

Love, Deb
Deborah Noseworthy
Family
February 2, 2021
Our condolences to all of you. Always enjoyed seeing him at some of our family get togethers over the years. May he rest in peace now.
Marie & Donn Calvi
Family
February 2, 2021
Dad will be missed here but so happy he is with Mom
Linda Stacy
Daughter
February 2, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Lionel hired me as a patrolman and gave me my start in 1975. Always someone who was fair and honest. He was a good friend and will be missed RIP

Chief Dean Crombie, Retired
Dean Crombie
Friend
February 2, 2021
Linda & Family,
Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending Love, Thoughts, and Prayers.
May your loved one RIP
Cindy & John Cardellicchio
February 2, 2021
Linda & Family,
Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Love, thoughts and prayers sent.
May he RIP
Cindy & John Cardellicchio
Cindy & John Cardellicchio
February 1, 2021
Dear Linda, Dianne , Cheryl & family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of you dad . Where ever he went there was laughter , when ever there was a problem he reassured and where anyone wanted a fish fry we knew where to go . The best Friday nights (no can do). Thank you Mr Couture for all that you have done for us girls and the love you have given from your hear Rest in eternal Peace .
Sue Bernabo
Friend
February 1, 2021
Sending Hugs & Prayers to Linda, Diane, & Cheryl! Uncle Tito was my Favorite growing up! I have many great memmories of trips to the Beach or Lake and the Fun Sleepovers at your house. Aunt Arline would always make a Wonderful Sunday Dinner & Uncle Tito would make us laugh throughout the Meal with his Teasing! RIP Dear Uncle! Give Auntie a Big Kiss & Hug from me! ❤ Love, Karen
Karen Guy
Family
February 1, 2021
I was a prosecutor in Strafford County quite some time ago but I remember Lionel well and fondly! My condolences to Lionel's family.
Diane Dubay
Acquaintance
February 1, 2021
Dear Linda, Wayne, Diana, Tim, Cheryl & Peter,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We’ll remember Uncle Tito with his wonderful smile and sense of humor.
Lorraine & Dave Mercieri
Lorraine Mercieri
Family
February 1, 2021
To the Couture family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. Great man, and I will miss him waving to me in the neighborhood.
Dan & Donna Donovan
February 1, 2021
Linda and family - our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We have fond memories of him from our childhood - and always thought it was cool that he was a policeman!
Jan and Ron Crowley
Friend
February 1, 2021
To Linda and family... so sorry to lose such a sweet funny guy. Always enjoyed talking to him. May he RIP.
Karen and Len Babb
Friend
February 1, 2021
Linda, Diana & Cheryl, My deepest condolences on your Dad's passing. So many fun memories from our childhood. Loved both of your parents. God Bless.
Caya Burley-Kidney
Friend
February 1, 2021
My sympathies to all the family of Lionel. A great person one of the best . Your lost is Gods gain . So he meets with his wife & the rest of his family ,his dad his mom & his wife . In eternal life where they will fore ever
Roger Couture
Family
February 1, 2021
Linda, Diana & Cheryl,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time
RIP Mr. Couture
Bonnie & Tim
Friend
January 31, 2021
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