Southbridge...Constance T. (Martel) Couture Forand, 92, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Harrinton Memorial Hospital.
Her husband was the late William Forand who died in 1999, and her first husband was the late Normand Couture who died in 1973.
She is survived by her children Patricia Couture of Southbridge, Robert F. Couture of Constableville, NY, Judith Charves and her husband David of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Karen (Couture) Morin and her husband Roger of Southbridge, Paula (Couture) Palmerino and her husband Greg of Woodstock CT, 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and her close friend Sandra Palmerino of Southbridge. She also leaves a stepson Paul and his wife Priscilla Forand of Texarkana, TX, and 3 step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Richard Couture who died in March 2008, and her brother Rene "George" Martel of Sturbridge, and a stepson Gerald Forand.
She was born in Southbridge, daughter of Alphonse and Rosalie (St. Laurent) Martel, and lived in Southbridge most of her life before moving to Christopher Heights in Webster. Mrs Forand graduated from Mary E. Wells High School, Class of 1945, and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse, working at Harrington Memorial Hospital for 42 years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, Bingo, crossword puzzles, and making "large" piece jigsaw puzzles, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA 01515. Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550 is directing the arrangements.