Maurice Bernard CoulombeApril 7, 1930 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 87)
Maurice Coulombe, 87, beloved husband of Margaret (Ouellette) Coulombe, passed away peacefully Friday (Oct. 13, 2017) at the Wm. W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, surrounded by his loved ones. Born April 7, 1930 in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of the late Origene and Leona (Ethier) Coulombe. He was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Coulombe had worked as a tool & die maker throughout his career. After his military service, he and Margaret moved to Connecticut where he went to work for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He later went on to work for Glastonbury Gage and finally, Alpha Q in Colchester until his retirement. Maurice held an avid love of the sea and hunting. As a young man, Maurice worked as a commercial fisherman. Boating, fishing and lobstering were some of his favorite pastimes. Most importantly, he will be remembered by his family as a hardworking family man who devoted his life and love to all of them. He leaves to mourn his passing but cherish his memory his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret; three children, Bernard and his wife, Sandra Coulombe of East Hampton, James Coulombe and his fiancée, Sarah Dyer of Lebanon and Janine and her husband, Jimmy Atkins of North Carolina; two sons-in-law, Richard Lefebvre of Franklin and Ken Raczewski of Columbia; a brother, Donald Coulombe of Boston, MA; two sisters, Theresa Phenix and Anette Phenix, both of Fall River, MA; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Louise Coulombe and Christine Lefebvre; a grandson, Phillip Coulombe and 15 siblings.
The family will receive guests on Tuesday, October 17th beginning at 2 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. A Memorial service will follow immediately at 3 pm at the funeral home with full military honors. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.