Eugene E. Couture

WATERVILLE – Eugene “Gene” E. Couture, passed away in Waterville on August 1, 2022. He was born October 4, 1930, the son of William and Elizabeth (Dostie)Taylor. Gene graduated from Waterville Senior High School, class of 1949, then graduated class of 1957 from Thomas Business College with a degree in Business Administration and Higher Accounting, receiving the Thomas College Higher Accounting Award. He went on to serve in the Air Force from 1950-1954.

Gene worked for his father at the family business, W.A. Taylor (established in 1928), from the age of 12. After coming home from service, he returned to his father’s business. In 1970, he became General Manager until semi-retirement in 1994. During this time, he met the love of his life Judith Traynor Couture. They were married on May 14, 1966 and spent 56 wonderful years together. Gene had been employed 49 years at W.A. Taylor, finally selling the building in May of 2003, retiring at the age of 72.

In addition to his work, Gene was also a member of the American Legion, Post #5, for many years, as well as a member of the Parish of the Holy Spirit as a collector, did the Sunday morning soup kitchen for St. Francis, was the director of Keso Federal Credit Union for 15 years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, Senior League Bowling, and family outings and trips.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth, sister Agnes Pomerleau and husband Frank, Cecile Dugas and husband Larry, brother Kenneth and wife Marie, brother Reginald and wife Orita, and brother Bernard.

He is survived by his wife Judy and daughter Michelle, as well as his brother Jimmy and wife Enola, brother Harvey and wife Renette, and sisters Jenny, Norma, Rita, and Betty.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 1:00 o 3:00 PM on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville, Maine. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville, Maine 04901.

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