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Ernest Joseph "Bumpa" Couture, Jr
Birth: May 21, 1924
Lawrence
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 25, 2009
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Ernest Joseph Couture Jr. was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on May 21st 1924. He was the son of Ernest Joseph Couture and Annie Marie Hill and was one of 11 children. He was a member of the United States Army and served in Europe under General Patton during World War II. During active duty he was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife Hildegard Gertrude Palubitzki. They Had the first of five chidren while in Germany. They were married upon arriving back in the states, on November 2, 1947 in Andover, MA. In the early 1950's he moved his family from Andover to Florence and began employment at Pro Corp, where he worked for over 30 years. During those 30 years he also took a second job working nights at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Annunciation Church in Florence. He was an active gardener and loved spending time with his family.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 61 years Hilla Couture; his three daughters, Barbara M. Southwick, Madeline T. Colson and her husband Leonard, and Patricia M. Josko and her husband John; and his twin sons, Micheal E. Couture and his wife Annie and Gerard J. Couture and his wife Laury.
He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, Pamela, Angela, Scott, Kurt, Jake, Jason, Jeffrey, Steven, Jennifer, Micheal, Erica, Katie, Daniel, Andrea and also 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Raymond Couture, his sister Ann Reed and husband David, and his brother Normand's wife Lorraine, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Joseph Couture (1898 - 1966)
  Annie Marie Hill Couture (1899 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  Hildegard Gertrude Palubitzki Couture (1920 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Irene Marie Couture (1919 - 1987)*
  Romeo Joseph Couture (1920 - 1999)*
  Roland Joseph Couture (1922 - 2002)*
  Ernest Joseph Couture (1924 - 2009)
  Leon Joseph Couture (1926 - 1959)*
  Normand Joseph Couture (1928 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Florence
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Scott Southwick
Record added: May 28, 2009
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Ernest Joseph Bumpa Couture, Jr
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Ernest Joseph Bumpa Couture, Jr
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Happy Birthday Dad. I think about you all the time. I can't believe it is almost 2 years since you went home to be with the Father. I am sending you lots of hugs and kisses. I miss you Dad.Love, Barb
- Barb
 Added: May. 21, 2011
Happy Birthday Dad.I can't believe it's almost a year since you passed. You have no idea how much I miss you. We enjoy remembering about the good old days. We all think of you working in God's garden and I know it is beautifull. I love you Dad I am sen...(Read more)
- Barb
 Added: May. 21, 2010

- Scott Southwick
 Added: Feb. 15, 2010
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