Eugene J. Couto, 97, of Shavertown, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.
Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Eugene A. and Amalia Carvalho Couto and was an active member of Stelton Baptist Church, Edison and First Welsh Baptist Church, Plymouth. He served his country proudly in the United States Army, during WW II, he landed on Utah Beach in Normandy invasion; fought in five battles of the Battle of the Bulge and liberated prisoners of the Nordhausen Concentration Camp. He was employed by Western Electric, an American Electric and Engineering Manufacturing Company in Kearny, NJ for 43 years, prior to retirement and was past Commander of the VFW and American Legion, Edison, NJ.
Eugene loved woodworking, refinishing furniture and making doll houses, leaving behind his beautiful work to treasure.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by wife of 67 years, Mary Thomas Couto; brothers, Joseph and Henry Couto; twin sister, Amalia Ferreira and sister, Mary DeJesso.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Baranosky; son-in-law, Michael Baranosky; son, Paul Couto; daughter-in-law, Kim Fusaris; twin grandsons, Nicholas and Christopher Couto, nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 12:00 pm from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville, with Military Honors. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Bible Society and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.