Obituary: Donald Oscar Auger, United States Navy Veteran

Photo from from Hobbs Funeral Home
Photo from from Hobbs Funeral Home
Obituary from Hobbs Funeral Home:

Donald Oscar Auger, 87, formerly of Needham and Wellesley, died Nov. 25, 2013 at Piper Shores in Scarborough, Maine.

He was husband of Ruth (Cornell) Auger for 53 years.

Donald was born in Malden, May, 15, 1926 to the late Oscar Aloysius Auger and Diana Helena (Dion) Auger. 

Donald was raised in Malden, and served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home he earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in 1952 and worked as an engineer for many years, retiring from Verizon in 1990.

After marrying in August, 1960, he and Ruth started their home together in Wellesley, then Needham and lived in Sherborn for 37 years. Donald enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a member of the Cambridge Boat Club serving as president from 1968 to 1970. Later in life he also served on the Vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls. His lifelong dream to live in Maine was realized in 2007 when he and his wife moved to South Portland and then to Scarborough in 2008. Donald enjoyed his time in Maine, visits to the lighthouses with his wife and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Manory and her husband Joseph of Portsmouth, R.I. and Sarah Ellison and her husband John of Cumberland, Maine; his three grandchildren, William and Andrew Manory and Michaela Ellison; and his niece, Patricia Buttner of Amesbury. He was predeceased by his sisters, Diana J. Auger and Barbara Auger Balcom and his brother-in-law, Manning L. Balcom. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 258 Concord St., Newton. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Donald’s name. 


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