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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

James Stanley Aucoin

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COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. James S. Aucoin, U.S. Army Retired, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Born in Newton, Massachusetts on November 3, 1938 he was the oldest son of the late Howard S. Aucoin and the late Margaret Mary Boudreau. He earned a B.S. degree in Management from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. Lt. Col. Aucoin served over 20 years as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army. He was a decorated veteran having earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He had been stationed in Georgia (Ft. Benning and Ft. Gordon); Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey; Korea; Vietnam; Okinawa; Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Royal Air Force Upper Hayford, Oxfordshire, England; British Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, England; Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; the Philippines; and Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Upon retiring from the Army, Lt. Col. Aucoin was employed by Ford Aero Space in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After retiring from Ford Aero Space, he returned to Columbia, South Carolina where he spent his time refinishing furniture for family and friends. Lt. Col. Aucoin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith and children, Charis Lancaster, Colonel Charles (Dawn) Aucoin (U.S.A.R. Retired), Renee Duffield, Russell (Lisa) Aucoin, and Adrienne (Jack) Rosenbloom; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles E. Aucoin of Newton, Massachusetts and William Aucoin of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Aucoin Family will receive guests from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A Full Military Honors Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Jackson National Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James Aucoin Memorial at 24 Hours of Booty, an organization devoted to support of cancer survivorship and navigation programs. Online donations may be made at http://events.24hoursofbooty.org/goto/jaucoin (do not precede with “www.”) or mailed to 24Hours of Booty, 500 E. Morehead St. Suite 218, Charlotte, NC 28202. All funds raised through 24 Hours of Booty support local and national cancer foundations, such as the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina and the national LIVESTRONG® Foundation in Austin, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 11 May , 2015

  • Military Honors

    Tuesday, 12 May , 2015

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James Stanley Aucoin

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May 20, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in drawing close to God at this most difficult time in your lives.

Chris Hatchell

May 12, 2015

Renee and Russell, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Lee

May 11, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear of yours and your family's loss Russell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

May 11, 2015

Russell and Adrienne. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Robert A. Young, Jr.
RNEHS

May 11, 2015

My heartfelt goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. For he daily carries our load.

Holly Flake Sox

May 10, 2015

I am so sorry to hear this news. I've known Lisa since high school, and our paths crossed several times, when Alisa was born, and when we were both stationed in Baumholder. My prayers are with your family during this time of loss, for you to find peace and strength in the days ahead.

Joanne & David Newlon

May 9, 2015

So sorry to hear this news, Renee. I am glad I got to meet your father and hear about being stationed in England when my family was there too. My love and prayers to you and your family.

May 8, 2015

Blessings to your family from Linda, Kristin, Kerry, and Kimberly Bjorn. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time.

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