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Raymond G. Couture Veteran
September 18, 2022


CHICOPEE – Raymond G. Couture, 90, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2022, surrounded by all the memories that he loved and cherished. Born in Holyoke on February 26, 1932, Raymond was a beloved son of the late Napoleon A. and Marguerite D. (LaPlante) Couture. He was raised in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, graduated from Chicopee High School, and moved to Fairview in 1958 where he lived the remainder of his life. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He received the Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Raymond attended Western New England College in Springfield and was employed as a Mechanical Engineer at the Jarvis Caster Company in Palmer. He was a communicant of Saint Anne Church and a member of the Fairview Council 4044 Knights of Columbus, the Bishop Joseph F. Maguire Assembly 2670, the Chicopee Lodge of Elks, and the American Legion Post 353. Raymond was an avid golfer who was always “working on his swing.” He enjoyed bowling and playing cards with friends and family. Raymond’s true hobby was owning six apartments, operating both as the landlord and maintenance man. There was nothing he could not fix. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Raymond. He loved a glass of cognac, a piece of dark chocolate, and the company of his friends and family. His contagious personality lit up the room, and he always had a joke for any situation. Raymond leaves his beloved wife and soulmate, Jacqueline C. “Jackie” (Brien) Couture. They were married on September 1, 1958, at Saint Anne Church in Chicopee and were blessed with over 64 years of happiness together. He also leaves his two loving children, CindyLee M. Laramee and her husband, Peter, of South Hadley and Brien A. Couture and his wife, Paula, of Wales; his four cherished grandchildren, Benjamin Laramee and his wife, Sarah, Noelle Conachen and her husband, Ryan, Brien A. Couture, Jr. and Miranda Couture (with whom he shared a birthday); his two cherished great grandchildren, Lucy and Lee Conachen; his six dear siblings, Barbara Slowick and her husband, Edward, Nancy Buckley and her husband, James, Paul Couture and his wife, Joanne, Roy Couture and his wife, Patricia, Ann Couture, and Joan Moore and her husband, William; his dear sister in law, Marilyn Couture; his dear brother in law, George Thompson; and his many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Couture and Brien families. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his dear brother, Roger Couture; and his dear sister, Jacqueline Thompson. His family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. which will be followed by a Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. The funeral home parking lot is located in the rear. His Burial with United States Army Military Honors will follow the Prayer Service at Sainte Rose Cemetery, 49 Olsen Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. His family requests that masks are required, and social distancing must be observed for his services. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Soldier’s Home of Holyoke, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. For more details and to leave his family condolence messages, please visit

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA 01020