EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 29, 2013

Rita A. Couture, 84

Salem, N.H. — Rita Anne Couture of Salem, N.H., died Friday April 26, 2013, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen. She was the beloved spouse of Gerard Couture predeceased in 1977, loving mother of Gerard L. Couture and his wife Celia of Tewksbury, Mass., Beverly A. Laurent and her husband Ron, of Epping, N.H., Anne B. Getchell and her husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, Fla., Leonard J. Couture and his wife, Nancy, of Atkinson, N.H., Michael J. Couture and his wife, Cheryl, of Naples, Fla., and Russell J. Couture, of Salem, N.H. She was the beloved grandmother of Jason R. Laurent, Keri L and Christopher Armstrong, Keith R. Laurent, Corey and Sherry Getchell, Adam R. and Tara Laurent, Kacy L. and Brian Benard, Chelsey J. and Richard Dykes, Michael Gerard Couture; and great-grandmother to Makenzie Daly, Tristan L. Dykes, Tucker R. Laurent, Mackenzie K. Getchell, Shaelyn Dykes, Brooklynn M. Armstrong, Brayson Dykes, and Logan C. Benard. Rita also leaves her sister, Beatrice Pattullo, of Andover, Mass., and her brother, Lucien and his wife, Kay Marsan, of Salem, N.H.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday April 30, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, N.H. A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Main St., Salem, N.H. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the American Heart Association ,20 Speen St., Framingham, MA., 01701; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/goundreydewhirstfuneralhome.