Paul D. Coutu

  • Born: July 22, 1939
  • Died: August 28, 2017
  • Location: New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family


Paul D. Coutu, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home surrounded by staff and caregivers.

Born in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Eva M. (Dickinson) Coutu. He attended local schools; then joined the United States Air Force being honorably discharged.

Paul was pre-deceased by his brother Bruce L. Coutu as well as many relatives.

Family members include his brother Alan B. Coutu (wife Yolanda) of Londonderry, niece Michelle L. Coutu of Miami Fla; Tiffany L. Rogers of Weare, NH; nephews Derek, Deryl and Denis Deveau and cousin, Deidra Caine of Miami, Fla. Other cousins are from Massachusetts, Salem, N.H. and California.

In his younger years, he was a counselor at the Y.M.C.A. camp Mi-Te-Na, held numerous casino positions in Las Vegas, Nevada, salesman at Thom McCan Shoes on Elm St. worked at India Head Athletics, Tiny Totland and W.G. Caldwell Builders. Also was the owner of Horizon Builders until the economy took its toll on many construction startups.

While in California, as a talent agent, he dined with the Righteous Brothers as well as not so famous groups in the entertainment industry.

In “the day” Paul was a real Beau Brummell, risk taker, gambler (you name it), business owner and he loved his Mercedes SEL. As much as he liked gambling, it wasn’t too kind to him. Paul was not perfect (who is), but he did share the wealth when he had it. He loved to cook, watch the Westminster dog shows, buying gifts for friend’s kids and really enjoyed the fast lane.

Moving to Florida, prior to retirement, Paul was employed in the retail grocery field as an assistant manager then retired to Naples, Florida.

Paul returned to N.H. in 2015 due to failing health to be cared for at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. He was given excellent care while in C-3 and ELU units. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff for the assistance given Paul, especially when he was under hospice care….God bless. Usually, when he called family, he would say its Pauly Wally Doodle All The Day….rest in peace Pauly Wally.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester, N.H. Graveside Service will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of ones choice.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.