Leonard L. “Len” Couture, 86, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Gardner.
Born in Gardner on August 31, 1931, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Eva (Cormier) Couture.
Len graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1950. He was a United States Korean War Army Veteran and received the Occupation Medal Germany and the National Defense Service Medal.
He was most proud of serving as a Police Office with the City of Gardner Police Department for 9 years, retiring in 1968 due to an on the job injury. He truly loved and missed being a member of the Police Department, and would tell many stories of his short time there. He was previously employed by Heywood Wakefield Company of Gardner for 10 years. Following retirement from the Police Department, Len worked for Robillard’s Pharmacy of Gardner.
Len was a member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner.
He loved sports and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Len enjoyed playing pool and pitch; and he also enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the VFW Post 905 of Gardner and the Gardner Chapter of AARP.
Len leaves one son, Steven L. Couture and his wife Jane of Westminster; his fiancé, Rita F. Sentabar of Gardner; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Gladys P. (LeBlanc) Couture in 2010, and by his son Allan Couture in 2012; and two brothers, Robert Couture and Rudolph Couture, Jr.
Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Health at Baldwinville (formerly the Baldwinville Nursing Home), 51 Hospital Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436. Please reference in memory of Leonard L. Couture.