Paul D. Coutu

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

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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

Condolence & Memory Journal

Paul you have left us but you also left us with lots of memories. I won't say goodbye, I will say  until we meet again. For now bro rest in peace, and please be happy now that your with family again.

Posted by Yolanda Coutu    September 07, 2017

Uncle Paul holds a special spot in my heart due to his unyielding affection for dogs, especially his grand nephews, Buster & Shorty. I pray that he is smiling down on us from that magical dog park in the sky! Our conversations will be missed.
Love, Michelle & Terry

Posted by Michelle Coutu - Miami, FL   September 07, 2017

Uncle Paul may you rest in peace.. Im sure you cant wait to pull a prank on Bruce! Rest easy sir

Posted by Denis Deveau    September 05, 2017

Paul had a big personality and he did things on his own terms.  From here and beyond, he will live as he chooses and will be remembered for his personality.  Here's to Paul.

Posted by Derek Deveau    September 04, 2017

I know that you are in a much better place now. I still remember the time you bought me and my brothers each a hunting / fishing knife. I thought that was the coolest thing. I hope that my brothers care for me like So cared for you. You will be missed.

Posted by Deryl Deveau    September 02, 2017

Paul, I always had your back up until your last day...may you rest in peace.

Posted by alan b. coutu    September 01, 2017

Our prayers are with your family at this time. Your Cousin Richard Hardy and Wife Blanche.

Posted by Richard Hardy - Tarpon Spriings, FL   September 01, 2017

Alan and family. I remember your brother although he was older and didn't hang around with us kids. Very sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by Karlene Faucher Bergeron - Manchester, NH   September 01, 2017

We were friends in the fifties. Hanging out Thursday nights in front of the Puritan.(where else?)Great fun. Kudos to the obit writer. Nailed it.

Posted by Bob Houle - Hamptn, NH   September 01, 2017

Rest in Peace Uncle Paul. You will be missed

Posted by Tiffany Rogers - Weare, NH   September 01, 2017

Paul was one of a kind. Following CHS graduation in 1959, and following a stint at Easler's--across the street from Thom McAn --- Paul and I became friends. we lost track along the way but he'll always be remembered for his humor and his style.
God Bless Him.
Don Anderson
Marco Island, Fl.,

Posted by A friend   September 01, 2017