Dorothy Maybour (Averill) Couet, 94

Aug 3, 2020

Dorothy Maybour (Averill) Couet, age 94, of Mattapoisett, passed away quietly in her sleep Friday, July 31 at Sippican Health Care in Marion, supported by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Donat R. Couet. They  married in 1949 and enjoyed 44 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Howland and Lillian (Maybour) Averill, she spent most of her life in Mattapoisett and was a graduate of Mattapoisett Center School, Fairhaven High School and Modern School of Fashion and Design in Boston.

Mrs. Couet was an avid reader, and enjoyed tending her gardens, watercolor painting, boating with her husband to the Vineyard on weekends and playing golf.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dawne C. Babbitt of Fairhaven, and Vicki C. Mickel and her husband Alan of Scottsdale Arizona; her son, Donat R. "Jay" Couet, Jr. and his wife Linda Rogers of Fairhaven; her grandson, Gregory C. Hunt and his wife Monica Celnar of Lake Oswego, Oregon and their two girls, Abigail and Lillian;  along with several nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Dorothy was the sister of the late Richard E. Averill who died in 1997 and the late Beatrice A. Long of Mattapoisett who died in 2010.

A private family service will be held.  Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.  For an online condolence book visit