Eugene E. Rauner

January 27, 1935March 28, 2013
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Eugene E. Rauner, age 78, of Somerset, died March 28, 2013 at home unexpectedly. He was the husband of Irene (Almeida) Rauner to whom he had been married for the past 57 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Everett and Mabel (Kenney) Rauner, he lived in Fall River until moving to Somerset 48 years ago.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1954, he was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. Mr. Rauner worked at New England Rope in Fall River, retiring as Plant Supervisor. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, a former Deacon and taught C.C.D. for 15 years.

Mr. Rauner was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus in Swansea where he was a former Grand Knight. He was an avid ten pin bowler, a talented musician playing guitar and trumpet, a painter and writer and a writer of published poems. A graphic artist, he studied his craft at BCC at the age of 70 and graduated at the top of his class with an A+! A dedicated and loving father he loved spending time with his family and his Border Collie “Penny.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Christopher E. Rauner and his wife Shelly A., Michael Rauner and his wife Lisa all of Somerset, three grandchildren; Jack, Miles and Leo Rauner and two nieces and one nephew. He was brother of the late Charles Rauner.

Private Services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset.


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William Courville

April 1, 2013

Irene, Chris and Mike, So sorry to hear about your lost. We had many fond times on many retreats with the young people of St. Pats My prayers at with all of you. Bill

Darlene Machado

April 1, 2013

Irene, I am saddened to hear of Gene's passing. You were there for me when I lost my mom and it meant the world to me. May god bless you and the boys. Jim and Caitlyn send their condolences as well.

Frank Pereira

March 31, 2013

I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to the Rauner Family - Irene, Chris, Mike, and Penny as well as the other members of the family. I knew Gene for the better part of 20 years and learned a lot from him as a friend, mentor, and Manager. He was a great man, mentor, and teacher to many. He loved to speak about his lovely wife Irene and his two wonderful sons who he was so proud of and his beloved dog a Border Collie named Penny. He was truly a Gentle Giant loved by so many and will be missed now and always. Rest in Peace Gene. I look forward to seeing you again someday my friend.

Frank & Cheryl

Everett@Barbara Torres

March 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.