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1926 - 2013
SCARBOROUGH -- Donald Oscar Auger, 87, formerly of Sherborn, Mass., died peacefully on Nov. 25, 2013, at Piper Shores in Scarborough. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Cornell) Auger for 53 years.
Donald was born in Malden, Mass., on May, 15, 1926, to the late Oscar Aloysius Auger and Diana Helena (Dion) Auger.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Diana J. Auger and Barbara Auger Balcom; and his brother- in-law, Manning L. Balcom.
Donald was raised in Malden, Mass., and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946 in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home he earned a BA 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, Mass., then Needham and lived in Sherborn, Mass., for 37 years. Donald enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a member of the Cambridge Boat Club serving as President from 1968-1970. Later in life he also served on the Vestry of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls, Mass.
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. He was also blessed with three loving grandchildren, William and Andrew Manory, and Michaela Ellison all of whom brought him great joy and happiness. He is also survived by his niece, Patricia Buttner of Amesbury, Mass.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 258 Concord St., Newton, Mass. Interment will be private. Arrangements made by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Donald's name.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 4, 2013