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Raymond Aubin

Ray Aubin

Monday, April 6th, 2020

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Obituary for Ray Aubin

SHELTON - Raymond P. Aubin, age 72 of Shelton, CT, peacefully entered into eternal rest on April 6, 2020. He was the beloved partner of Amy Stavola, his devoted and loved sweetheart for 39 years. Born in Bridgeport, CT., he was the loving son of the late George N. Aubin and Ellen Schmidlin Aubin. He was also predeceased by his loving son, Darren R. Aubin.

Ray served in the United States Navy Reserve in his early years. He had a love for his Harley Davidson motorcycles and working on old cars. Prior to retirement, Ray was a proud ironworker with Ironworkers Local 424 in New Haven, CT. He served on the Executive Board and was also an Instructor for the Apprentice Classes. He was an expert welder and ironworker and worked briefly in Saudi Arabia. Ray loved his work. After his retirement, Ray became an Honorary Member of the Ironworkers Union. He loved playing golf and was an excellent pool player, playing on many leagues. He enjoyed organic gardening (especially growing hot peppers), raising free range chickens (delicious eggs), beekeeping (the best tasting honey), making great tasting wine and trading stocks. He read extensively anything about health, vitamins, supplements and nutrition, and was always offering advice and print outs to help you better your health.

Ray enjoyed several years of camping with Amy and riding his Harley. He looked forward to the yearly Super Bowl trips he made to different states with his brothers Brian and Gerald, and his friends. Hot peppers, cheese and homemade wine with son John, nephew Billy, and friends was a time to relax and laugh. St. Patrick’s Day was an all-day affair to celebrate at The Pub with family and friends. Ray loved being with his family. Birthdays, pool parties, and the annual Aubin family reunion were filled with laughter and memories which Ray truly embraced.

Although COVID-19 took Ray away from us, he was more than a statistic. He was a son, brother, partner, Dad, Papa, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was a caring and giving man who was always there to help others. Ray touched the hearts of all who knew him. His memory will be with us always.

Ray is survived by his sweetheart Amy, his loving son, John Stavola and his wife Jenna, and cherished and adored grandchildren Owen and Quinn, whom he loved very much, of Trumbull, CT. He is also survived by his beloved siblings: George Aubin (the late Judy Aubin) of Worcester, MA; Donald (Rita) Aubin of Centreville, VA; Jo-Anne (William) Sura of Trumbull, CT; Gerald (Barbara) Aubin of Trumbull, CT; Mary Beth (John) Franzese of Shelton, CT; Theresa Bogan of Milford, CT; Janice (Russell) Krol of Trumbull, CT; Brian (Jenni) Aubin of Mooresville, NC; Denise (Jamey) Reagan of High Point, NC and Bernadette (James) Allan of Shelton CT; Uncle Henri and Aunt Clare Aubin, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Due to the current health situation, a memorial service and celebration of Ray’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to your favorite charity. The Ralph Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour, CT 06483 has been entrusted with his arrangements.

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Cindy Schmidlin

To my many cousins, the entire Aubin family and all who loved him ... so deeply saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Though I hadn't seen him in years I still have a clear image of him enjoying our many family holiday events. Seems like yesterday! Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 02:10pm via Condolence
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Amy Stavola

Thank you Cindy for your thoughts and prayers. Yes, Ray truly enjoyed being with family and sharing good times.
Posted at 10:31am
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Johanna

Gerry -my sincere sympathy on the untimely loss of your brother. We all used to have so much fun at the Golden Nugget back in the day with John & Joe & Stew, Janice & Glenn. He was a fun person and a truly nice guy. Theresa-you & I worked together at Remington. So many memories. May he rest in peace. Johanna Dorgan Soto
Comment | Posted at 01:49am via Condolence
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Amy Stavola

Thank you Johanna for your kind words and memory. Ray was truly a nice guy and fun to be with. We will miss him so very much.
Posted at 10:21am
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Maria Denaro

To Amy and Brian, Bernadette and the entire Aubin family - Ray and John Patrick visited for a Christmas Eve dinner at our house - our families' memories blending as they'll continue to do. Another is one is Maria's favorite: that he had a record player in his car !! Ray was sure one cool cat! RIP -- the Denaro family - Maria, Mike and Joanne Denaro
Comment | Posted at 04:13pm via Condolence
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Amy

Thank you Maria, Mike and Joanne. Yes, there are so many memories of good times together. I remember that Christmas Eve dinner and watching "A Christmas Story" over & over again! Thanks for the memory!
Posted at 10:31am
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Theresa Bogan

Great memories to hang on to....thank you, Maria and family ❤️
Posted at 09:19pm
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gary schmidlin

Gary and Sandi Schmidlin
Sorry for the loss of a very special member of our family. All those years that we spent holidays at your home in Nichols, I never realized that at any time one of us would be gone; We know how difficult his last few years had to be but now he is in our prayers and in gods arms
Comment | Posted at 08:19am via Condolence
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Amy

Thank you Gary and Sandi for your prayers. Ray told me many stories growing up with such a large family. How blessed he was!
Posted at 12:18pm
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Theresa Bogan

We had some great family gatherings at our home and we loved when our cousins were coming over! Ray will be missed; but we know he’s now with Darren❤️
Posted at 09:23pm
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Mary-Lou Limauro

Theresa Bogan and family. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. May the memories of Ray comfort all of you.
Mary-Lou
Comment | Posted at 07:54pm via Condolence
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Theresa Bogan

Thank you Mary-Lou
Posted at 11:56pm
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Amy Stavola

Thank you Mary-Lou
Posted at 11:44am
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