David J. Aubin Jr., 92, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2020. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Jeannine V. Aubin.
He was born on November 13, 1927 in Woonsocket, the oldest son of David J. Aubin and Elizabeth Quirk Aubin. He was raised in Woonsocket and Providence and was a U.S. World War II Navy veteran. After retiring in 1986 as executive vice president and chairman of the board of Griggs and Browne, he moved to Naples, enjoying a long adventure-filled retirement. With his wife by his side he traveled all around the world, taking along his golf clubs and playing many rounds along the way. He was also a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Those who were blessed to know him will remember his great sense of humor and ability to tell stories that would give everyone a hearty laugh. He was also known for his wonderful cooking, especially his Rhode Island quahog chowder. Most of all, he loved his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his four children, Michael D. Aubin and his wife, Hillary, of Jacksonville, Fla., Raymond J. Aubin of Warwick, Diane Aubin Olson and her husband, Carl Eric, of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Linda Aubin Hardy and her husband, Brian, of Naples; 13 grandchildren, Michelle Hogue, Jennifer Ackroyd, Kristen Strutz, Jeffrey Aubin, Joel Aubin, Andrew Aubin, Courtney Weber, Carl E. Olson III, Alex Hardy, Charlotte Olson, Collier Weber, Curran Olson and Kayla Hardy; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings, Claire Dowler, Ruth Curran, Richard Aubin, Frank Aubin and Elizabeth Bolvin and predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Young and Rita Kilmartin.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 12 noon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Naples.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Support Network of Naples, 660 Tamiami Trail N, Ste. 21, Naples, FL 34102.