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NO. R-11. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE ALFRED V. COUTURE OF BURLINGTON.

(J.R.H. 6)

Offered by: Representatives Tracy of Burlington and Hingtgen of Burlington

Whereas, Alfred V. Couture was born in Burlington on April 26, 1910, and was a dedicated and conscientious member of his city's Board of Aldermen and the Vermont House of Representatives, and

Whereas, he was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Burlington, and

Whereas, Alfred V. Couture was always sensitive to the needs of his family, religious and secular communities, and

Whereas, he was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Burlington, and he actively participated in both the Knights of Columbus and the Confraternity of St. Joseph, and

Whereas, Alfred V. Couture sought to serve in the public sector, in order to contribute to the future well-being and prosperity of Burlington and its residents, and

Whereas, he embarked on his electoral career in 1964 when he won his initial term on the Burlington Board of Aldermen, where he would continue as a member of the state's largest municipality's legislative body for six consecutive terms, and

Whereas, in 1972, having impressed many persons with the quality of his representational work on the Board of Aldermen, Alfred. V. Couture was elected to serve for the first of five consecutive terms in the Vermont House of Representatives, and

Whereas, his concerns for the needs of Vermont's senior citizens led to his being named a delegate to the 1972 White House Conference on Aging, and

Whereas, Alfred V. Couture, who was predeceased by his wife, Margaret and son Raymond, was the proud father of eight surviving children, 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of former Representative Alfred. V. Couture, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his sons, Paul Couture of South Burlington and Bernard Couture of Essex.