In Loving Memory of Fernand A. Couture

March 07, 1945
Manchester, NH
March 25, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Sunday, 3-7 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

April 02, 2017


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Monday, April 3rd, 10:00 AM


St. John's Cemetery

Moose Hill Road,

April 03, 2017

Family Gathering


Rosary Prayer Cards may be sent to the family

Perpectual Enrollments-National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Fernand A. Couture

Fernand Couture was born March 7, 1945 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Fern moved to Fairfield, CT when he was a boy where he attended St. Thomas Elementary and Ludlow High School. Fern grew up playing baseball and played Connie Mack League but passed up an opportunity to play “A” ball for the Yankees due to family obligations. Fern loved bowling and was a marathon runner. Fern retired from the Stamford Advocate at the age of sixty five and soon after was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Fern lost his battle to Parkinson’s in the company of family, peacefully, in home hospice on March 25th 2017. Fern is survived by his sisters: Annette Couture Bisceglia, Jeannine Couture Garlock, Therese Couture Toth and his children Michele Couture Anderson, her husband Bruce, Michael Couture, Christopher Couture, his wife Amy, Father Jeffrey Couture (The Diocese of Bridgeport), and Fern’s grandchildren Melissa, Christopher, C.J, and Lexi. Visitation will be held Sunday April 2, 2017 from 3 pm to 7 pm at Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Fairfield, CT. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday April 3, 2017, 10 am at St. Thomas Church, Fairfield, CT. Fern will be interred at St. John’s Cemetery. Monroe, CT.Family and friends are welcome at Roberto’s Restaurant 505 Main Street. Monroe, CT. 06468 immediately following interment. Due to Fern’s strong devotion to The Blessed Mother, in lieu of flowers, the family will receive Rosary prayer cards from (Perpetual Enrollments - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception) and other Mass cards. Please send cards to St. Peters Church, 104 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 06810 For Bereavement meals go to (serve 6) and send to 54 Sanford Street, East Haven, CT, 06512.

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9 Guestbook Entries for Fernand A. Couture

  1. to the couture family… please accept my sincerest condolences on the death of Fern.

  2. Teri, sorry about the loss of your brother. His son was a Priest at Holy Family in Fairfield when I lived there. Jack Pineau [ Margie’s Brother]

  3. Sorry to hear about Fern’s passing. I knew Fern outside the family as a printer for a small print shop in Fairfield. My memories of him are of a strong and youthful man.

  4. Eternal Rest grant unto Fernand, O Lord, may Perpetual Light shine on him. May his soul and the souls of the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
    Father Jeff, you have my sincere condolences on the loss of your dad.
    Mike Nicolosi

  5. So very sorry for your loss Fr. Jeff. Losing a parent is never easy. I can see so much of you in your father’s eyes. <3 Kathleen & Dave

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Your dad was a wonderful and kind person. We had many good times with him. He was good to my children and my mom. We always enjoyed a good glass of wine together. We will think about him often with fond memories. I know how much he will be missed
    Love ,
    Lisa Santen and Family

  7. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Chris, Father Jeff, and Michael and Michele.
    Fern was an amazing man. Hardworking and really devoted to his children and family.