Onil J. Couture “OJ”, 80, of Mattapoisett, MA died Thursday, March 4, 2021 due to stroke related complications.
He was the loving husband of Muriel A. (Lamontagne) Couture for 57 years.
Born in Quebec, Canada, son of the late Wilfrid and Lina (Rouleau) Couture, he moved to the U.S. as a teen. Onil lived in Delaware for 10 years, and Southeastern Massachusetts for most of his life.
Onil “Mr. C” was a beloved physics teacher, loved science, history, woodworking, and just learning in general. He always had the best lawn in the neighborhood. He worked as a chemist for Dupont and Berkshire Hathaway, and as a superintendent for the New Bedford Waterworks. Onil earned his Bachelor’s in Textile Chemistry from UMass, and his Master’s of Education in Physics from the University of Delaware. He was a superb father, grandfather, husband, and teacher who impacted the lives of so many.
Survivors include his wife; his children, Marc Onil Couture and his wife Angela of Waterford, VA , Julie Tomasso of Mattapoisett, MA; his sisters, Celine Lowrie, and Carole Sherman; his grandchildren, Benjamin Couture and fiancée Micaela Schones, Meagan Couture, Angela Tomasso, and Amanda Tomasso; and many other beloved relatives in both the USA and Canada.
He is predeceased by his brother Guy Couture and son-in-law Donald Tomasso Jr.
Services to be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations may be made to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT.org) or Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org). For online guestbook please visit www.saundersdwyer.com