Nilo Zubizarreta Couret

April 6, 2021

Nilo Zubizarreta Couret, 77, a resident of Caracas, Venezuela, for over 30 years, formerly of Gainesville, FL and Cuba, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born January 3, 1944 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba to Bienvenido and Regla Couret, now deceased.

Nilo was of the Catholic faith. Immigrating from Cuba in the 60s, Nilo got his college degree in accounting from the University of South Florida, launching a career as an Auditor.

He was recruited by Hertz Car Rental in the 70s and worked as a travelling auditor nationally for several years. In 1977 he moved to Venezuela to work in the car rental industry, eventually becoming VP of Operations for National Car Rental, Venezuela. After leaving National, he became a successful small business owner. He resettled in the United States in 2019.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Angela Martinez Triana of Gainesville; three loving children, Elvira Padron (Maykel) of Cape Coral, Nilo Couret of Ann Arbor, MI, and Alberto Couret of Gainesville; two brothers, Rafael Couret (Irmina) of VA, and Jose Couret (Rosa Maria) of Tampa; grandchildren, Diego and Lucia; brother in law, Dr. Fernando Martinez (Colleen) of NY, NY; sister in law, Martha Martinez of St. Augustine, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at The Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Chaplain Terry Rose officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Nilo Zubizarreta Couret are suggested to Best Buddies International, Global Headquarters, 100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33131.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Marta S Martinez Apr 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Nilo will be sorely missed.

  2. Katiuska Holzhacker Apr 8, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Nilo fue una persona, Muy querida por todos nosotros, siempre dispuesto ayudar, y gran amigo de mi papá y su inseparable Socio en el Domino. Te Extrañaremos mucho.

  3. Jairo Fuenmayor Apr 8, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Apreciado Nilo gracias por ti amistad y siempre “SOCIO” estarás con nosotros y en piedra de dominó que se coloque en la mesa tu serás el ganador.
    Descansa en paz amigo.

  4. Anibal y Blaka Apr 8, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    ¡Nuestro querido Nilo!
    Alegría, café, una sonrisa confidente y una eterna admiración por su familia, serán los recuerdos que siempre atesoraré de nuestras no tan cortas pero divertidas charlas en Concresa, y durante todos y cada uno de los eventos de Paso a Paso.

    ¡Brindo por ti, y sé que, estés donde estés, un cafecito tendrás entre tus manos!

  5. Rafael & Michelle Couret Apr 8, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Tio Nilo will be truly missed. He was a great father, son and grandfather. He was always concerned about our families. Thank you for sharing your love and care with all of us.

  6. Alberto Couret Apr 8, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Voy a extrañar a mi papá:

  7. Albert Charles couret Apr 8, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Miss you thank you for everything.

  8. RafaelM Couret Apr 8, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Mi hno Nilo sera recordado por toda la familia, padre ejemplar y no le tuvo miedo a la muerte

  9. Salua Apr 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Descansa en paz Nilo. Fortaleza a tu familia.

  10. Ivonne l Couret Apr 9, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Our family is deeply saddened at the news of Tio Nilo’s passing. He was always full of life, quick wit and cherished his family. There is nothing we can say or do to take the pain of his absence, we can remember and keep the best memories of laughter, love and joy of him in our hearts. No more pain, no more sorrow, may you rest in peace Tio Nilo – Tu sobrina Ivonnelisa

  11. Ana Skoryanc Apr 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Mis condolencias a Ángela, Albertico y al resto de la familia. Como vecinos, conocí más çercanamente a Nilo los últimos años y llegué a apreciarlo mucho. Extrañaré su presencia.
    QEPD

  12. Eduardo Valera Hernández Apr 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Muy triste noticia la partida de mi amigo, vecino y compañero de condominio de tantos años.
    Nuestro sentido pesame, Dios lo tenga en su santa gloria y que brille para el la luz perpetua.
    Un fuerte abrazo para Angela e hijos, Dios los bendiga

  13. Tuti Ariet Apr 11, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Mi corazón siente tu no estar aquí más. Tuvimos un plan para que ustedes pudieran venir para acá y vivir aquí en Gainesville.
    Dios tuvo su plan y para ti era estar con él y tus padres.
    May you Rest In Peace my friend.

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