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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

George C. Dauphin

November 2, 1946December 27, 2019
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George C. Dauphin, 73, of Acushnet, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of Kathleen (Turner) Dauphin with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Acushnet, son of the late Robert Dauphin and Lillian P. (McCarthy) Couto and stepson of the late William Couto, he had resided in Acushnet for the past 42 years.

He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, playing on the soccer team that won the state title in 1962. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from U-Mass Dartmouth in 1985.

George served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict under Norad Command attaining the rank of Sergeant.

He had a successful career working as a Network Operations Manager at Titleist for 32 years, retiring in 2002. Following retirement, he enjoyed working at Acushnet River Valley Golf Course.

George was affectionately known as Mr. Fix It and The Grillmaster. He was an avid New England sports fan and Patriots season ticket holder. He enjoyed golfing and everything to do with golf. He attended the Masters Tournament in 1999 and was a member of the Hawthorn Country Club. He also enjoyed traveling and family gatherings. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, attending all of their events, and tending to his vegetable garden that he started with them.

Surviving in addition to his wife Kathleen are two daughters, Lynda Dauphin and her companion Carlos Benevides of New Bedford and Lisa Ellis and her companion Joseph Oliveira of Acushnet; two sisters, Patricia Reul of Acushnet and Diane Macek of New Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Janelle Dauphin of New Bedford and Jeanne Couto of Acushnet; five grandchildren, Cheyauna Potter, Leah Potter, Teagan Dauphin-Potter, Kylie Ellis and Amanda Ellis; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; his aunt Gertrude Bissonette of Fairhaven; and grand dogs, Blu, Vado, Coby, Sadie and Bentley. He was the brother of the late Earl Dauphin and William Couto, Jr.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 635 Purchase St., New Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Brockton VNA Hospice, 500 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301.

For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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David Pinto

January 7, 2020

Mrs Dauphin, Lynda and Lisa:
My sincere condolences and so sorry about your loss. I just heard about Mr D’s passing. So many great memories of being at your home as we were all growing up in our neighborhood. They will forever be cherished. He will never be forgotten.
Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dave

Ed Rodriques

January 7, 2020

I enjoyed watching the tribute video for George because it showed him in the only way I have ever seen him , with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Kathy, Lynda ,Lisa and family we so sorry for your loss. The memories that today may bring sadness and tears will someday elicit smiles and laughter. Carol and I hope that the time required for that journey is as brief as possible for all.
After a life well lived rest easy George.

Sue Ferreira

January 6, 2020

To Cathy & Family

I had the honor of not only working with Georgie at Acushnet Company but also at Acushnet River Valley.

His family, friends & coworkers are left with many memories of his legacy, let's continue to share them.

Sincere saddens,

Sue Ferreira

Bill & Brenda Winston

January 5, 2020

Cathy and family,

We were so sad to hear of George's passing. We so enjoyed your visit with us to St. Augustine and Savannah in February of 2015. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

Joe Carver

January 3, 2020

It was sad to read that we have lost George. We worked together at the Acushnet River Valley Golf Course for several years. George was always on hand to help and could be counted on to take over when needed.
My condolences to his family for your loss. I will miss him.
Joe Carver

REgina Henderson-Jenkins

January 2, 2020

Kathy,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. May you find comfort and peace in the loving memories you have of George during this difficult time.
Regina

ROBYN BURR

December 30, 2019

We extend our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Family at this difficult time of deep sorrow. He and Uncle David Lee Burr are probably riding golf carts all over Heaven; about to Tee off! May you be comforted to know that his last breath on earth was his first breath in Heaven; God owned his heart and he is safely home resting in perfect peace.
With deepest sympathy, Robyn Burr & Family
(David & Eve Burr’s niece & nephews)

Albert Jeronymo

December 30, 2019

Work at Acushnet River Valley Golf Course with George. A Tremendous human being. Will miss him greatly and my prayers are with him. George, hope to see you on the 1st Tee on the Lord's golf course!

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Biography

George C. Dauphin, 73, of Acushnet, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of Kathleen (Turner) Dauphin with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Acushnet, son of the late Robert Dauphin and Lillian P. (McCarthy) Couto and stepson of the late William Couto, he had resided in Acushnet for the past 42 years.

He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, playing on the soccer team that won the state title in 1962. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from U-Mass Dartmouth in 1985.

George served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict under Norad Command attaining the rank of Sergeant.

He had a successful career working as a Network Operations Manager at Titleist for 32 years, retiring in 2002. Following retirement, he enjoyed working at Acushnet River Valley Golf Course.

George was affectionately known as Mr. Fix It and The Grillmaster. He was an avid New England sports fan and Patriots season ticket holder. He enjoyed golfing and everything to do with golf. He attended the Masters Tournament in 1999 and was a member of the Hawthorn Country Club. He also enjoyed traveling and family gatherings. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, attending all of their events, and tending to his vegetable garden that he started with them.

Surviving in addition to his wife Kathleen are two daughters, Lynda Dauphin and her companion Carlos Benevides of New Bedford and Lisa Ellis and her companion Joseph Oliveira of Acushnet; two sisters, Patricia Reul of Acushnet and Diane Macek of New Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Janelle Dauphin of New Bedford and Jeanne Couto of Acushnet; five grandchildren, Cheyauna Potter, Leah Potter, Teagan Dauphin-Potter, Kylie Ellis and Amanda Ellis; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; his aunt Gertrude Bissonette of Fairhaven; and grand dogs, Blu, Vado, Coby, Sadie and Bentley. He was the brother of the late Earl Dauphin and William Couto, Jr.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 635 Purchase St., New Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Brockton VNA Hospice, 500 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301.

For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com