Raymond A. Couture

  • Born: May 3, 1930
  • Died: May 1, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Raymond A. Couture, 88, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on May 1, 2019 after a short illness.

He was born in Manchester on May 3,1930, the son of Albert and Bernadette (Larochelle) Couture and had been a lifelong resident of the City. He graduated from West High School in 1948 and was a United States Navy Veteran where he served as a medic aboard the USS Amphion AR13 during the Korean War. He worked as a leather cutter for Bee Bee Shoe for twenty years and then worked as manager of the Appliance Division of Goulet Supply Co., and later as manager of Keystone Battery before retiring. Raymond was an accomplished singer having studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. He sang at many weddings and at the Palace Theatre's annual variety show where he was the headliner. He was an outstanding athlete in his youth and was very active in coaching baseball at Manchester South Little League, the Sunset League, and Bedford Little League.

Family members include his loving wife of 69 years, Laurette (Spenard) Couture; three sons, Ronald Couture and his wife Maureen of NM, Leonard Couture and his wife Dianne of Bedford, and David Couture of Newmarket; eight grandchildren, Keith, Jennifer, Sarah, Heather, Ryan, Elisha, Jessica, and Savannah; nine great grandchildren, Adam, Emily, Jonathan, Caitlin, Meredith, Gretchen, Claire, Emma, and Daniel Jr.; two brothers, Maurice Couture of Bedford and Richard Couture of FL; a sister Irene Morrissette of FL. He was predeceased by brothers Albert Jr. and Roger.

A memorial gathering will take place at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester on Thursday May 16th from 5 to 8 PM. A Memorial service will take place in the funeral home on Friday May 17th at 10:00 AM with a graveside service with military honors to follow at noon in the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Rick Miller - Manchester, NH   May 19, 2019

Ray's death is a great loss to everyone who knew and loved him. My deep felt sympathy to Laurette and the whole family.

Posted by Donald Lamarre - Wilmington, NC   May 14, 2019

Condolences to the family. He was a kind, gentle and giving man. He gave back to the community, especially kids. I will always remember him.

Posted by Dan St Pierre - Bedford, NH   May 13, 2019

To the Couture Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the VFW Auxiliary/Post #4485 in Somersworth, NH, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

VFW Auxiliary President, 2016-2018
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   May 13, 2019

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time...My sincere condolences...with great respect...

John Cote

Posted by A friend   May 12, 2019

Sincere condolences, Moe.
Chuck Mancuso

Posted by Charles Mancuso - Bedford, NH - Friend   May 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Rays's passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

Posted by Diane Doucette - Ipswich, MA - Family Friend   May 10, 2019

Our prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the passing of Ray.
Paul and Doreen Remillard.

Posted by Paul Remillard - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   May 09, 2019

As you endure this difficult time of sorrow, please turn to the Most High God for strength and comfort as his word assures us at 1 Peter 5:6,7 "he cares for you." My sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by A friend   May 09, 2019

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