American Veteran 09

Roy J. Couture, Jr.

May 19, 1936 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 85)


Brookfield - Roy J. Couture, Jr., 85, of Brookfield, died on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge.


He leaves his wife of 65 years, Ursula C. (MacCormack) Couture of Brookfield, two sons, Thomas R. Couture (wife Pam) of Osterville and John M. Couture (wife Donna) of East Brookfield; one daughter, Barbara Couture of Los Angeles, CA, a brother, Ronald Couture (wife Sandra) of Brookfield, a sister, Jean LeDoux of East Brookfield, three grandchildren, Michelle Hendrickx (husband Andrew), Daniel and James and two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Ryleigh. He was born in Orange, MA, son of the late Roy J. and Thelma (Ledger) Couture, and grew up in East Brookfield. He lived in West Brookfield for 55 years before moving to Brookfield.


Roy worked at the former Brookfield Machine in West Brookfield for 39 years, starting as a tool and die designer and climbing the ranks to Vice President. He led the team on many national and international projects for NASA, General Electric, and Bose Corporation and was a key contributor to the original Bose Wave Radio design. After leaving Brookfield Machine, he worked for Bose Corporation in Framingham, MA as an engineer and designer for three years before retiring in 1998.


He was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in West Brookfield, founder and charter member of the Beagle Club in West Brookfield, past President, and 18-year member of the Brookfield Rotary Club of the Brookfields.


Roy served his country for eight years with the United States Army Reserve.


A Funeral Mass for Roy will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00AM in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 22 W. Main St. in West Brookfield. A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass at Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc., 6 Central St., Brookfield, MA 01506.


The Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 E. Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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Calling Hour
May 16, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Funeral Mass
May 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, West Brookfield

May 16, 2022

Pine Grove Cemetery
Church St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585


Brookfield Emergency Squad
4 Central Street, Brookfield MA 01506

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