Joseph Y. Couturier
Joseph Y. Couturier, a longtime resident of Shohola, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 80.
The son of the late Laurent and Edwidge LeBlanc Couturier, he was born in Moncton, Canada on December 2, 1932.
Joseph was a veteran serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon finishing his time in the service, he married, moved to Massachusetts and started a family. He was a specialist in creating wrought iron fences, railings, light fixtures and stairs. His talents expanded to carpentry where he built custom homes. He eventually moved to Shohola, Pennsylvania where he became a General Contractor for Concrete Systems. He ended his working career as a realtor with Reber Realty in Barryville, NY. He was for married 52 years to Katherine Bosi Couturier, who survives.
Joseph was a member of Shohola Township Vol. Fire Dept., a member of Lions Club, a member of Shohola Rod and Gun Club, and a VFW life member.
A family statement reads "Joseph was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish. garden, snow mobile and ride his John Deere tractor. His favorite spots of all time are his Uncle Henry's hunting camp in the Allagash (Maine) and smelt camps on the frozen Pensacot river, also in Maine. He had a personality bigger than life. His great big laugh will be with us for years to come. He may have departed this great earth but nothing can take away the impact he left on everyone he met. He will be solely missed but never forgotten."
Survivors include: his wife: Katherine, his three children :Ann Brink and her companion Thomas DiViccaro of Brick, NJ, John Couturier and his wife Lorraine of Shohola, PA and Robert Couturier and his wife Colleen of Shohola, PA. Grandchildren: Sydney, Carlina, and Lukas. He is also survived by his three siblings: George Couturier of Massachusetts, Albert "Alby" Couturier of Florida and Dorothy Geehan of Massachusetts. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joseph is predeceased by his two brothers and a sister.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA. Father Thomas Major officiated. Christian Burial followed in St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, PA.