1926 – 2017
Putnam – Raymond U. Aucoin, 90, of Sabin St., died Friday July 14, 2017 at home. He was the loving husband of Florence (Squarcia) Aucoin for 71 years. Born in Southbridge, MA, he was the son of the late Peter and Regina (Donais) Aucoin.
Mr. Aucoin owned and operated Modern Lumber from 1957 to 1967. He also owned the Buccaneer Inn in St. James City, FL from 1971 to 1984, and the Buccaneer Boat Marina, and St. James Restaurant. He was a member of the Putnam Fire Department. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a Charter Pilot who enjoyed flying as well as fishing. He had invented and patented the “Gator Grip” fish holder.
In addition to his wife, Raymond is survived by his son, Peter Aucoin and his wife Elizabeth of Putnam; his sister Gloria Magnan of Dayville; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Aucoin.
Private funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Daily Bread, 53 Grove St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.