Alan “Pete” Couture of Pt. St. John, Florida, formerly of Windsor Locks CT and Lewiston/Auburn Maine, and member of the Professional Bowling Association, PBA Hall of Fame, and USBC Hall of Fame, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 30, 2018. He was 73.
Couture was born and raised in the Lewiston/Auburn, Maine area. At a young age, Pete fell in love with bowling and quickly became a fan of the PBA, following his “All-Time PBA Hero”, Billy Hardwick. Pete’s bowling passion began with candlepin bowling, then tenpin bowling. In 1971 Pete turned Pro and became a PBA member beginning a solid career, accumulating five National Tour Titles, nine PBA50 Senior Tour Titles, and two USBC Senior Masters Titles. In 1995, Pete was named PBA50 Senior Rookie of The Year, and in 1998 was namedPBA50 Senior Player of The Year. In 2004, Pete was inducted into United States Bowling Congress National Hall of Fame, and in 2016 was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame, Connecticut State, Central Connecticut, and Florida Space Coast Bowling Halls of Fame. In May 2018, Pete was inducted into the Lewiston/Auburn Sports Hall of Fame.
Pete was known on the PBA Tour as diminutive in size but a “scrapper”, not just relying on his physical skill and knowledge of the game, but also his mental toughness and sheer will to win.
Pete is survived by his three step-children William Mosley, Michael Mosley, and Melissa (Mosley) Cook. He is now reunited with his wife and soul mate, Susan Mosley-Couture; Father, Al Couture; Mother, Irene Boies; and Stepfather, Roger Boies, who are all predeceased. Pete leaves behind a small group of close friends from his bowling leagues, pool leagues, and golf outings, as well as millions of fans around the world who had the opportunity to watch the one of the “BEST” on the lanes.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 4, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at 2950 Pineda Plaza Way, Palm Shores, FL 32940, and is open to anyone wishing to celebrate Pete’s legacy.
A Memorial Fund Account has been established to pay for his final expenses. To donate in his memory, please use the link below.
Any remaining proceeds from the Memorial Fund will be donated in Pete’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project.