OBITUARY

William Couto, Jr.

November 12, 1955January 6, 2019
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William “Billy” Couto Jr., age 63, died unexpectedly on the evening of January 6, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Lemaire) Couto, with whom he shared a beautiful marriage of over 40 years.

Born in Acushnet and a lifelong resident; he was son of the late William Couto, Sr. and Lillian McCarthy. He was a maintenance mechanic for various companies in the seafood industry for over 35 years. He was loved and adored by so many friends and family.

He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, was a passionate Boston Sports fan, and loved spending time with his family and Granddaughter who was the light of his life. A special thanks to Dr. Berretti and all of the ICU staff at St Luke’s Hospital for their compassion and tireless efforts throughout Billy's care.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Timothy Couto of Fall River, Cassie Lee Couto of New Bedford and Dylan Couto of Acushnet; one granddaughter, Alanna Jeanne Robidoux-Couto; four siblings, George Dauphin, Patricia Reul, Diane Macek and Michael Couto and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Earle Dauphin.

His funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. To leave a note of condolence www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 14, 2019
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William Couto, Jr.

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Roger Davignon

January 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I've known his sister Pat for a long time. I had hoped to attend the service but developed a very bad cold and chose not to give it to you . Hoping to see his wife and children at St Mary's church next Saturday. May God bless you all. Roger (& Diane)

Chris Sharples

January 13, 2019

Sorry for your loss Jeanne and the entire Couto family ! My sympathy and condolences to you all ! RIP Billy ! God Bless !!

John Doherty

January 12, 2019

So very sorry for your loss,Jeanne - Cousin John Doherty

Paul Roy

January 11, 2019

RIP Bill

Michelle Letts

January 9, 2019

Dear Jeanne, Tim, Dylan and Cassie, my heart goes out to all of you . Sending prayers and sympathy during this difficult time . There are no words that can take away your pain , only hopes that your fond memories will keep you strong on your healing journey. With Deepest Sympathies and Love,
Michelle (Medeiros) Letts,
Fairhaven, MA

Beth Mello

January 9, 2019

The Couto cousin reunion we had in July is so bittersweet. Billy was so happy to organize the reunion with my Dad and get us all together.
So glad we all have great memories and pictures from that day.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Randy and Beth (Couto) Mello

David White

January 9, 2019

Our son Ben grew up with Dylan, were in scouts together from wolf rank through Boy Scouts. Ben and I had so much fun with Bill and Dylan camping with the scouts. Bill was always there to help teach the boys. One memory of scouts was our50 mile bike ride. We started at Bills house and ended at Bills house some 6 hours later or so. Boy was it hot that day!

And we can’t forget the ice fishing trips to NewHampshire great times Bill!

Jeanne we are praying for you and your family, wish we could be there in person.

Dave, Lynn and Ben White, Mount Carmel, Tennessee

Sandra Viera

January 9, 2019

To my friend Jeanne and her children we send our prayers for this family in there time of sorrow . Please know that you all are in our thoughts and may god heal your pain in this time of need. Love Sandy and Donnie

ROBIN AMARAL

January 9, 2019

There will always be a void in family gatherings....we have a million wonderful memories to share with each other....thank you for being the brother I never had and a wise condidant for my sons.......on our hearts always......'til we meet again....what a joyful reunionit will be. Rest easy my friend......love you.

Robby Baptista

January 9, 2019

From the days on the Avenue Bill's lunch to the Waterfront working together you are and always will be a dear friend rest in peace until we meet again

Biography

William “Billy” Couto Jr., age 63, died unexpectedly on the evening of January 6, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Lemaire) Couto, with whom he shared a beautiful marriage of over 40 years.

Born in Acushnet and a lifelong resident; he was son of the late William Couto, Sr. and Lillian McCarthy. He was a maintenance mechanic for various companies in the seafood industry for over 35 years. He was loved and adored by so many friends and family.

He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, was a passionate Boston Sports fan, and loved spending time with his family and Granddaughter who was the light of his life. A special thanks to Dr. Berretti and all of the ICU staff at St Luke’s Hospital for their compassion and tireless efforts throughout Billy's care.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Timothy Couto of Fall River, Cassie Lee Couto of New Bedford and Dylan Couto of Acushnet; one granddaughter, Alanna Jeanne Robidoux-Couto; four siblings, George Dauphin, Patricia Reul, Diane Macek and Michael Couto and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Earle Dauphin.

His funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. To leave a note of condolence www.rock-funeralhome.com