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Lionel O. Couture

June 12, 1913 December 14, 2010
Lionel O. Couture
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St. Albans – Lionel O. Couture, 97, passed away Tuesday December 14, 2010, at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehab Center with his family at his side. Born on June 12, 1913, in Sutton, Quebec, he was the eldest child of the late Elphage and Delia (Thibodeau) Couture. On August 23, 1938, in Richford, Lionel married Gertrude Prive, who preceded him in death on December 17, 2007. Lionel was a retired dairy farmer and a former communicant of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in East Fairfield. Survivors include his four children, Francoise Catron and husband, David, of Warsaw, Missouri, Fern Biggie and husband, Thomas, of St. Albans, Claire McManus and husband, Thomas, of Arlington, Vermont, Mark Couture and wife, Patty, of Georgia, daughter-in-law, Laurie Couture Thompson and husband, Butch, of St. Albans; grandchildren, Steve Catron and wife, Connie, Donnie Catron and wife, Cheryl, Erin Biggie Lowell and husband, Jason, Maureen McManus, Bridget McManus Butler and husband, Brent, Kevin McManus, Krista Couture and fiancé, John Birkheimer, Nate Couture and wife, Jina, Jordan Couture, Kate Lavalla and husband, Levi, and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lionel is also survived by his brothers, Paul Couture and wife, Lucille, and Philip Couture; his sisters-in-law, Florence Couture, Dot Couture, Rachel Prive and Theresa Neale; his brother and sister-in- law, Joseph and Florence Prive. In addition to his parents and wife, Lionel was preceded in death by a son Pierre Couture on June 26, 1999; his brothers, Roland, Richard, Donald and Raymond; sisters and their husbands, Theresa and Emile Monty, Cecile and Lionel Ruel, Eva and Andrew Bouchard; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Couture, Alexina Laferriere, Antoinette Myott, Beatrice Dufresne and Biola Parent, brothers-in-law, George Prive and Raymond Prive. Lionel’s family will receive friends on Sunday December 19, 2010, from 2 to 5 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 11:00 A.M in Saint Anthony/Saint George Catholic Church on Route 36 in East Fairfield. Spring interment will be in the family lot in St. George’s Cemetery in Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Anthony/St. George Winter Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 18, Fairfield, Vermont 05455. Private messages of condolence are welcome at

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