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Ethel (Stringer) Couza
September 11, 2023


Ethel (Stringer) Couza, 101, of Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023 at home. She was the wife of the late Benjamin K. Couza, they were married for 60 years.

Born in New Bedford, Daughter of the late Charles and Leah R. (Wagstaff) Stringer, she had lived in Dartmouth for most of her life. She was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, class of 1940. Mrs. Couza was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, New Bedford, the O.E.S. Cortez Allen Chapter # 161, Westport and the Yankee Division Drum & Bugle Corps in New Bedford. She volunteered as a Brownie Leader for Troop 56, a Girl Scout helper for Troop 87 and the P.T.A. at the Russells Mills School in Dartmouth. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed crafts and sewing.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Carolyn F. Siivola and her late husband Paul of MI, Marian J. Ryall and her husband John of Dartmouth and Katherine J. Plant and her husband Donald of Dartmouth; a brother: Charles Stringer , Jr. of FL; 4 grandchildren: Edward P. Siivola, Sonja J. Priest, Stacy Ryall and Ann K. Rosa; 5 great grandchildren: Jewel Rosa, Lily Rosa, Elijah Siivola, Savannah Siivola and Paul Siivola; and several nieces and nephews.

She was sister of the late William Stringer, James Stringer and Emma Ward.

Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Potter Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5 - 8 P.M. with an Eastern Star service at 7:00 P.M.

Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Grand Chapter of MA O.E.S., P.O. Box 600583, Newtonville, MA 02460. In memo section please write: Educational Fund in memory of Ethel Couza.

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Potter Funeral Service
81 Reed Road
Westport, MA 02790