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Gertrude Jeannette Couture

March 27, 1913 December 17, 2007
Gertrude Jeannette Couture
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Gertrude Jeannette Couture St. Albans - Gertrude Jeannette Couture, 94, wife of Lionel O. Couture, passed away Monday evening, December 17, 2007, at Haven Health Care with her loving family at her side. She was born in Mansonville, Quebec on March 27, 1913, the daughter of the late Alfred and Josephine (Gendron) Prive. Gertrude and Lionel were married on August 23, 1938, in Richford, Vermont. Gertrude was a former communicant of St. Anthony’s Parish in East Fairfield and a member of St. Anthony’s Rosary Society. Survivors include her husband of sixty-nine years, Lionel of St. Albans, their children, Francoise Catron and her husband, David of Warsaw, Missouri, Fern Biggie and her husband, Thomas of St. Albans, Claire McManus and her husband, Thomas of Pownal, Vermont, Mark Couture and his wife, Patty of Georgia, her daughter-in-law, Laurie Couture Thompson and her husband, Butch of St. Albans, two brothers, Joseph Prive and his wife, Florence of Inverness, Florida and George Prive and his wife, Rachel of Franklin, two sisters, Biola Parent of Richford, and Theresa Neale of Enosburg Falls, grandchildren, Steve Catron and his wife, Connie, Donnie Catron and his wife, Cheryl, Erin Biggie, Maureen McManus, Bridget McManus, Kevin McManus, Krista Couture, Nate Couture and his wife, Jina, Jordan Couture, Kate Lavalla and her husband, Levi, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Lucille Couture, Philip and Dorothy Couture, and Donald and Florence Couture. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by a son, Pierre Couture on June 26, 1999 and her siblings, Beatrice Dufresne, Alexina Laferriere, Antoinette Myott and Raymond Prive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 22, 2007, at 1:00 P.M. at Saint Anthony/Saint George Catholic Church on Route 36 in East Fairfield. Spring interment will be in St. George’s Cemetery in Bakersfield. Gertrude’s family will receive friends on Friday from 7-9 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anthony/St. George Winter Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 18, Fairfield, Vermont 05455. Messages of condolence are welcome at

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