1955 – 2017
Woodstock – Richard A. Auger, 61, of Route 171, died Friday afternoon March 3, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Linda (Varjabedian) Auger of 42 years. Born in Putnam, he is the son of Gerald Auger of Wauregan and the late Margaret T. (Cusson) Auger.
Richard (Dick) was a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) and was employed by JLL as Sr. Vice President of GXP Engineering. Dick and his wife Linda are the owners and operators of Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock.
He studied masonry at Ellis Tech High School and received a degree in Facilities Management from UMass Amherst. He was a member of the Woodstock Agricultural Society, a former Boy Scout Leader for Troop 27 in Woodstock, the former President of the Pharmaceutical Maintenance and Operations Network (PMON), and LEED certified, and Winemaker at Taylor Brooke Winery. He enjoyed cooking, spending time with his dogs, and was a proud Eagle Scout.
Dick is survived by his wife Linda Auger of Woodstock; his father Gerald Auger of Wauregan; a son Corey A. Auger and his partner Fraser Davis of Providence, RI; a daughter Nicole L. Auger and her husband Ralph Fiegel of Grafton, MA; four brothers Steven Auger and his wife Polly of Moosup, Ronald Auger of Brooklyn, Robert Auger of Moosup, and Kenneth Auger and his wife Susan of Sterling; three sisters Sandra LaBelle and her companion Mario Palumbo of Brooklyn, Jeanne Wintrow and her husband Phillip of Dayville, and Laurie Ducat and her husband Peter of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT, meeting directly at church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to ALS Assoc. CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Road, Unit E4, Milford, CT 06460 or online at www.alsact.org or to the Woodstock Boy Scouts of America Troop 27, c/o Roger Underwood, P.O. Box 154, Woodstock, CT 06281 or online at www.ctrivers.org. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.