Roger Albert Auger
19 May , 1933 – 1 April , 2019
Roger A. Auger, 85, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Kennebunk Maine. Roger dedicated his life to the town of Rumford Maine and moved to Kennebunk to be closer to his children. He enjoyed his daily walks, talking with the locals, and spending time in the Western Mountains of Maine. Roger was the unofficial social ambassador for the Town of Rumford.
Roger was born May 19, 1933 in Rumford Maine, the son of Lionel and Eva Auger, and is a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1952. After high school he joined the Air Force in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He attended University of Southern Maine in Portland Maine. Roger married Rachel Folland Auger in 1959. Together they had two children John Auger and Jennifer Auger Mazzaro.
Roger was a restaurant and lounge entrepreneur. In the 1960’s he owned the Hotel Rumford. In 1973 Roger purchased the Silvertone Restaurant where he worked until he retired. After retirement he assisted Rachel in the real estate business.
Survivors include Rachel A Auger – wife of 59 years, a son John Auger and wife Kelly Levandowski of Kennebunk, a daughter Jennifer Auger Mazzaro and husband Jonathan Mazzaro of Scarborough and four grandchildren Jacob Auger, Parker Auger, Charles Mollica Jr., Peter Mazzaro, great grandson Finn Auger, three brothers Lionel Auger Jr of Lakeland Florida, Billy Auger of Rangeley Maine, Paul Auger of Lakeland Florida, three sisters Lorraine Auger of Lakeland Florida, Joan Gelately of Lakeland Florida, and Gail Auger of Lakeland Florida. Roger was predeceased by his parents Lionel Auger Sr and Eva Auger.
Hospice of Southern Maine were our guardian angels and assisted Roger on his journey. In memory of Roger Auger please make donations to the Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 Route 1 Scarborough, Maine 04074.
- Lionel Auger Sr., Father
- Eva (Fontaine) Auger, Mother
- Rachel (Folland) Auger, Wife
- John Auger & Wife Kelly Levandowski, Son
- Jennifer Auger Mazzaro & Husband Jonathan, Daughter
- Lionel Auger Jr., Brother
- Billy Auger, Brother
- Paul Auger, Brother
- Lorraine Auger, Sister
- Joan Gelately, Sister
- Gail Auger, Sister
- Jacob Auger, Grandson
- Parker Auger, Grandson
- Charles Mollica Jr., Grandson
- Peter Mazzaro, Grandson
- Finn Auger, Great Grandson
- Hospice of Southern Maine were our guardian angels and assisted Roger on his journey. In memory of Roger Auger please make donations to the Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 Route 1 Scarborough, Maine 04074.
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 12 April , 2019
Roger Albert Auger
21 May 2019
Dear Rachel and Family,
Roger will always have a special place in my heart. Hope time is gentle in healing your broken hearts.
With Deepest Sympathy.
20 April 2019
Very nice man. Always had time for advice.
Found memory’s of the family.
Prayers & hugs!
6 April 2019
I always have good thoughts when thinking about Mr. Auger. I was blessed knowing him and how as a kid growing up in the neighborhood, Mr. Auger always took time to listen to us kids. Mr. Auger, always took a intreast in us. We always had fun in our little ski slope in their back yard. Goodbye Mr. Auger. My life has been blessed knowing you. To the family, you are in our prayers.
6 April 2019
Rachel, John, Jen and Grandchildren,
My heartfelt condolences go out to you during your time of loss. Roger was a conerstone in the foundation of the Rumford community. It didn’t matter to him if you were the Town Manager or the town trash collector, he treated everyone with equal dignity and respect. When you encountered him he would always take the time to talk and listen no matter how busy he may have been in that particular moment. It was his gift, and when you walked away from one of these conversations, you knew he genuinely cared about what was going on in your life.
Roger’s love for his family was obvious. He always talked about Johnny and Jen with such pride and he could talk about his grandchildren for as long as you would listen. His greatest legacy is the love he and Rachel shared. During the years that Rachel owned Island Realty, Roger spent his days puttering, building and fixing. He would stop in the office on and off during the day to update Rachel on his adventure of the day. It didn’t matter if he only came in once that day or if he had stopped in ten times, every time he stopped in, he and Rachel greeted each other with such joy in their voices as though they were still newlyweds. Rachel always said, “There’s my Honey!” and Roger would greet her with a “Hi Sweetheart!” having equal enthusiasm in his voice. They cherished each other and it was evident when you were in their presence.
Please let the good memories, and the wonderful life you all shared with him carry you through when your hearts feel heavy and sad. Roger would not want any of you to suffer for one minute. He would want you to think of him with smiles and happiness. He left you with a lifetime of stories, may those stories always give you a chuckle when you recall them. God Bless.
4 April 2019
A good friend, a good man, and a Rumford institution, Roger will be sorely missed by many of us. Our deepest condolences to the entire family, especially Rachel, John, and Jen.
4 April 2019
Great were the times when the Silvertone was "The place to be" I remember "Triangle" packing them in. Later Rachel and Roger helped me buy my second home . My condolences to Rachel and the Auger family on their loss.
2 April 2019
Mrs. Auger, Jen and John,
My deepest condolences to you all. Roger was a breath of fresh air and I always enjoyed my talks with him at your house or at the Silvertone. He always and I mean always !!... had a great story to tell and was so very proud of his daughter and son often opening a conversation with "Did I tell you what Johnny is up to now !" or "Did you know Jen is doing this !" His family was first and foremost in his life and he was always welcoming to John's friends including me at his home. When I think of Roger it's hard not to bring a smile to my face.
A life well lived.