Normand Coutu

  • Born: October 5, 1936
  • Died: April 8, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Normand Coutu, 84, of Manchester, NH passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021. Born in Manchester on October 5, 1936, he was a son of the late Albert and Irene (Auclair) Coutu. He shared 62 years of marriage with his loving wife, Helen (Goudreau) Coutu.

Normand was raised and educated in Nashua. Upon returning from serving in the United States Army, Normand settled in Manchester. He worked for Firestone as a salesman for several years before working for the City of Manchester Parks and Recreation Department for nearly 26 years until his retirement. During his retirement he loved vacationing with his wife, volunteering in the community, playing cribbage at the senior center and visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid Boston sports fan except when it came to the New York Giants. He also enjoyed time spent at the YMCA and the Derryfield Country Club playing many rounds of golf. He will be remembered for his bright smile and vivacious spirit.

Normand is survived by his wife, Helen Coutu of Manchester; his son, David Coutu and wife Nancy of Manchester; his daughters, Denise Aube and husband Steven of Bedford and Suzanne Paradis and husband Roland of Goffstown; his brother, Reverend Lucien Coutu of Montreal; six grandchildren, Jessica, Nicholas, Ashley, Lauren, Stephanie and Jeffrey; six great grandchildren; as well as many extended family members and friends who have known him as Mr. C.

Normand was predeceased by his brother Gerald Coutu of Canton, CT and Robert Coutu of Nashua, NH.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at 10am, Parish of the Transfiguration, 107 Alsace Street, Manchester, followed by a burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those in attendance are respectfully requested to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Normand's memory may be made to: Voluntary Services, VAMC, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104. These donations will be used for veterans in need. The family would like to thank the VNA Home/Health and Hospice for all their services and support during this difficult time.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace uncle Normand.
Your spirit will live in the hearts of those you knew.
Thank you for being a great brother to my dad. Diane B.

Posted by Diane Bechard    April 23, 2021

Helen and family, my sincere sympathy to you all. Norm was a wonderful man. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Love to all.
Barbara Shaw

Posted by Barbaral Shaw - Friend   April 14, 2021


Our deepest condolences to you and your family . So sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you .

Posted by Linda and Ralph Forgione - Revere, MA - Family   April 13, 2021

Hoping the memories will carry you through these current times. Praying for the family!

Posted by Amy Waszeciak - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   April 13, 2021

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Coutu. I wish his family love and peace. He will be in my thoughts as I light a candle in his honor.

Posted by Suzanne Chretien - Manchester, NH - Friend   April 13, 2021

Condolences from your extended Coutu family

Posted by Norman Donald Coutu - Family   April 12, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. He is a great person with a big smile,he will be missed.

Posted by Lorraine Beaudet - Family   April 11, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Coutu family. We will always remember our family get togethers with you, at your home . Your smile made us smile. Always the gracious Host. Your presence will be missed by us! Love Sue and John Mello XXOO

Posted by Sue /John Mello - Fall River', MA - Family   April 11, 2021


To the Coutu Family Sorry for your loss ,work with him for 24 years we had some good times ! He will be misted!, Do to physical capabilities I may not be able to attend the service!!sorry stay strong

Posted by Joseph Kalisz - Manchester, NH - Coworker   April 11, 2021

Mr.Coutu, Thank you for your service RDM Windham N.H.

Posted by - Friend   April 11, 2021

Sincerely sympathy to the family

Posted by Ronald. Madeleine. Therrien - Friend   April 10, 2021

Norm was my cousin-in-law and was always happy! Just knowing him would bring a smile to my face! It was an honor and a joy knowing Norm. May God keep him safely in His arms! Roger & Gin Demers

Posted by Roger Demers - Manchester, NH - Family   April 10, 2021

Mrs.Coutu,Denise, Dave, Sue....Please know I'll always remember Norm's character. He could be very affable, especially with people at the ice arenas. His big wave, cigar in his mouth, was unmistakably him. I remember visiting him at election times and he'd be quick with his opinion, and to offer his support. I'm his own way,he's left an indelible mark on the Manchester community. You have my kindest sympathy.

Posted by Jerome Duval - Hooksett, NH - Neighbor   April 10, 2021

To cousin Hélène and her children,

Normand will be remembered here in Quebec for his smile and good nature.

He now joins the company of angels.

Cousin Pierre Richard and wife Sylvie

Posted by Pierre Richard - Family   April 09, 2021

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