Shirley F. Couture


PORTLAND — Shirley F. Couture, 79, a resident of Highland Road in Jay, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Dryden, the daughter of Merwin L. and Lillian B. (Cochran) Davis. Shirley was a 1950 graduate of Wilton Academy. On April 13, 1953, the former Shirley Davis, married her husband of 58 years, Aurelien J. Couture at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay.

Shirley had worked as a cook in the cafeteria at Jay High School, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, member and former Regent of the Daughters of Isabella; member and past president of Ladies of St. Anne; member of the St. Rose of Lima Resurrection Choir, eucharistic minister and former CCD Teacher.

Shirley was also a president of the Jay-Livermore Falls Senior Citizens and a member of the “Red Hat” Society. Shirley was very committed to her community, volunteering for Blood Drives, the March of Dimes, benefit suppers, “Souper Bowl of Sharing” for hunger and the Daughters of Isabella fundraiser for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Shirley enjoyed knitting, ceramics, macrame, gardening, painting and Thursday night beano. She was a huge fan of the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox. Shirley was also a dedicated fan of Jay High School sports and followed her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Aurelien Couture of Jay; her daughter, Susan Macdonald and her husband, Brad, of Jackman; two sons, Larry Couture and his wife, Lisa, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Darryl Couture and his wife, Kristi, of Jay; four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jillian, Jordan and Austin Couture; two sisters, Nancy Ryder and her husband, James, of Wilton and Donna Latham of Farmington; and many nieces and nephews.


She was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Clifford Davis.

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