Nilo Zubizarreta Couret
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.