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January 27, 1938 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Donald Couto, 86, of New Bedford, passed away on January 27, 2024 after living life to the fullest.
He was the husband of the late Margaret (Thomas) Couto and the son of the late Carlos and Rose (Medeiros) Couto.
Mr. Couto was formally employed by Teledyne Rodney Metals in the Accounting department and Central stores department for 37 years. He graduated from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel school (Class of 1952) and New Bedford High School (Class of 1956) He was in the AirForce (1960-1963). He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Seniors and St. Hedwig Seniors Club. Donald was an avid classic movie fan and collector of Wizard of Oz memorabilia. He enjoyed being with his family, life long friends and traveling with the Senior clubs.
Survivors include his three daughters, Tracey Oliver and her husband Bill of Dartmouth MA, Beth Mello and her husband Randy of Dartmouth MA and Dara Guimond and her husband Jay of No. Attleboro MA. Six grandchildren, Christopher Oliver, Wesley Oliver, Gregg Mello, Brooke Mello Almeida, Kaitlyn Bastarache and Joshua Mendoza. His brother Carl Couto and his wife Dianna of Acushnet, MA, sister Carlene Stinnette of Gales Ferry, CT and 2 nephews and 3 nieces.
In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated.
A celebration and gathering of family and friends with be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 10:30 am until 11:30am and will be at South Coast Chapel Mortuary 158 Middleboro Rd, (Rt.18) E. Freetown, MA. 02717. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's hospital or charity of your choice.