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In Memory of

Walter A. Coupe

July 19, 1926 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Walter A. Coupe passed away on June 9, 2017 at home with his children in Stamford, Connecticut. The cause of death was complications from dementia. He was 90.

Born in the Bronx to Thomas and Anne Coupe, the youngest of six children, Walter went to Cardinal Hayes High School and served in the US Navy during World War II. He earned his Bachelors and two Masters Degrees from Fordham University, and eventually became the first male elementary school teacher in the Mamaroneck Public Schools, where he taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Chatsworth...

Walter A. Coupe passed away on June 9, 2017 at home with his children in Stamford, Connecticut. The cause of death was complications from dementia. He was 90.

Born in the Bronx to Thomas and Anne Coupe, the youngest of six children, Walter went to Cardinal Hayes High School and served in the US Navy during World War II. He earned his Bachelors and two Masters Degrees from Fordham University, and eventually became the first male elementary school teacher in the Mamaroneck Public Schools, where he taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Chatsworth Avenue School and Murray Avenue School. He was assistant principal at Mamaroneck Avenue School, and finally principal at Murray Avenue School.

Walter wed Joan Brett in 1951, and they were married until her passing, from cancer, in 1998 at the age of 67.

Walter is survived by his sons Kevin (and his wife Laura), Brendan (Inga), Tim (Kim VanCamp), and daughters: Deirdre Hopkins, Amy (Suann Ingle) and Clare (Mark Scott) as well as thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. His daughter Debbie Coupe Rios (Angel) passed away in 2014.

Walter was remarried, in 2005, to Kathleen Sullivan, who predeceased him.

Walter's family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 14th from 4pm-8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St. Stamford. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 10:00 am, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St. Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Walter Coupe Scholarship Fund, supporting first generation college attendees. Checks should be made out to the Mamaroneck UFSD and mailed to: Clare Coupe Scott, 4851 Aziza Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066. Online donations will be accepted at www.gofundme.com/wcscholarship. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com