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Obituary for Gladys F. Couture

FRANKLIN – Gladys F. Couture, age 92, passed away Monday morning, February 20, 2017 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with her loving family at her side.

She was born February 27, 1924 in Franklin the daughter of the late Howard W. & Ernestine (Laroche) Bolio.

Gladys was a homemaker most of her life. She loved to make crafts, sew, knit, embroider, crochet, cook, garden, can the produce from the garden, wall paper & ride her bike. She also helped her husband with farm chores at the various farms he worked at in East Sheldon, Fairfield & Franklin. She enjoyed listening to music and was self-taught to play the guitar and to yodel. She also participated in a local band. She had a love for pets, especially cats. Gladys was always a caregiver and later in life she took a job doing just that at a local nursing home for a brief period. Most of all Gladys loved to spend time with her family and always looked forward to the weekly Sunday family gatherings.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn Sangermano of Rindge, NH, Jeanne Harrod and her husband Douglas of Franklin, and David Couture of Alburgh; her daughter-in-law, Penny Couture of Milton; her grandchildren, Alan, Gary, Lori, twins – Connie & Candy, Dawn, Marcy, Darcy & Heather; her great grandchildren, Joshua, Sheila, Michael, Eric, Brittany, Megan, Tiffany, Taylor, Autumn, Garret, Amber, Kira, Brianna, Cale, Kane, Landon & Mack; her brother, Richard Bolio of Franklin; several nieces, nephews & cousins; and her beloved cat, Pinkie. Besides her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband Nelson Couture; her son, Donald Couture; her grandson, Donovan Couture; her daughter-in-law, Beverly Couture; her son-in-law, William Sangermano; and her siblings, Leon Bolio & Bernice Erno.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 11:00 AM until the hour of the funeral at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Gladys’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Spears Funeral Home

96 Dickinson Avenue
P.O. Box 396
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450





1:00 PM
Spears Funeral Home

96 Dickinson Avenue
P.O. Box 396
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

Memorial Contribution

Franklin County Animal Rescue

30 Sunset Meadows
St. Albans, VT 05478

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