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“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...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Yolanda Coutu

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Coutu - Miami, FL

“Uncle Paul may you rest in peace.. Im sure you cant wait to pull a prank on Bruce! Rest easy sir ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Denis Deveau

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Derek Deveau

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Deryl Deveau

“Paul, I always had your back up until your last day...may you rest in peace. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: alan b. coutu

“Our prayers are with your family at this time. Your Cousin Richard Hardy and Wife Blanche. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Hardy - Tarpon Spriings, FL

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Karlene Faucher Bergeron - NH

“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. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Houle - Hamptn, NH

“Rest in Peace Uncle Paul. You will be missed ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tiffany Rogers - Weare, NH

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend


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.