DOVER-FOXCROFT – Lucien A. Couture, 89, formerly of Sabattus Street, Lewiston, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 1, at Hibbard Nursing Home.

He was born in Auburn, Feb. 10, 1919, the son of the late Horace and Julia Laverdiere Couture. He was educated in local schools and served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed at Attu, Alaska Naval Air Station as a machinist mate third class working on P.T. boats. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal.

He was married Aug. 26, 1939 to Olivette Rancourt for 69 years, prior to her death Nov. 8, 2008. He was employed by the city of Lewiston for 32 years and retired as assistant public works director.

In 2006, he and his wife, Olivette moved to Dover-Foxcroft to be closer to their only son, Richard. He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, American Legion Post 94 of Greenville and enjoyed traveling, fishing at their camp at Lily Bay, Moosehead Lake and spending time at the coast.

He is survived by a son, Richard Couture and his wife, Lynn, of Lily Bay Township; a grandson, Michael Couture and his wife, Trina, of Westbrook; two great-granddaughters, Kelsey and Emma Couture, both of Westbrook; two sisters, Gloria Chadbourne of Lewiston and his twin sister, Lucienne Couture of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and a sister, Paulette Patry.

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