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Updated: 02/07/2014 08:00:01AM

Harold J. Marcou

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Harold J. Marcou, 89, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home.

He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Berlin, N.H., the son of William and Elizabeth Marcou.

Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, on board the USS Santee CVE29, where he was injured twice. He was a retired retail Sales Manager from W.T. Grant, and moved to this area in December 1985 from Hope Valley, R.I. Harold was the Assistant Chaplain of National Association of Police Chiefs, Chaplain for Florida National Cemetery, Chaplain for the Charlotte County Veterans Council, a member of the Kentucky Colonels, and a Life Member with the AMVETS, the American Legion, the DAV, the VFW, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the U.S. Naval Institute, the Tailhooker Association (Carriers with the U.S. Navy), and the Non Commissioned Officers Association. He was very active in the Veteran community, including ministering to their needs and making visits to Veterans in nursing homes or hospitals.

Harold will be missed by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn; daughter, Melissa Alexander of West Virginia; brother, Daniel Marcou of New Hampshire; sister, Margaret Dalphonse of New Hampshire; grandson, Ryan Alexander; and numerous nieces and nephews, including nieces, Maureen Strange of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Lisa Dodge of Epping, N.H.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at San Antonio Catholic Church, with Father Brian Finnerty officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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