August 15, 2020

Kenneth Douglas Viall Auclair, Sr.


Rehoboth – Kenneth Douglas Viall Auclair, Sr., 78, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Shirley A. (Polion) Auclair for 56 loving years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John Shorey Viall and Gladys Victoria (Norman) Auclair, and stepson of the late Lionel Edgar Auclair. Ken was a long-time resident of South Attleboro, where he raised his family, before moving to Rehoboth in 2013. Ken worked at Teknor Apex, in Pawtucket for over thirty-seven years, where he retired. He was a skilled diver on the swim team for Pawtucket West High School. As a young man, into adulthood, he collected stamps and coins. He was an avid bowler and organized the Teknor Apex bowling league for many years. Ken also enjoyed playing cards, especially poker with his dear friend, Arthur Laroche. Ken and Art were best friends since the late 1960’s. He was a faithful blood donor. Above all, Ken was a devoted Christian Catholic who loved the Lord. Ken was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. His family is his legacy, and he always made himself available for each one of them. He will be missed by many and long remembered by all whose lives he touched over the past seventy-eight years. Besides his loving wife, he leaves six children, Darlene M. Tousignant and her husband, Peter, of Seekonk, Richard K. Auclair and his wife, Jacqueline, of Pawtucket, Kenneth D. Auclair, Jr. of Pawtucket, Stephen D. Auclair and his longtime girlfriend, Melanie LaVoie, of Norton, William B. Viall Auclair and his wife, Michelle, of Warren and Jennifer L. Auclair and her boyfriend Michael Walsh, of Rehoboth; twenty-seven grandchildren; Elaijah and husband, Mike, Desirae, Noelle and husband, Derrick, Luke, Kateri, Shaleah, Angel, Jacob, Rich Jr. and wife, Danielle, Nick, Sean, Nathan, McKenzie and Natosha, Haley, Jenna, Jesse, Josh, Alex, Adam, Ryan, Caleb, Noah, Olivia, Gabby, Michael and Elliott; twelve great-grandchildren (with one more on the way); Rylee, Calvin, Wes, Lily, Sienna, Arianna, Oliver, Jase, Aidan, Emma, Grayson, Kairi; four half-brothers, Lionel E. Auclair, Jr., Roger E. Auclair, John S. Viall, and the late P. Douglas; a former sister-in-law Cathy DeRoche Auclair of Pawtucket, two half-sisters, Joan Viall Gay Palmer and June Viall; his cousin, Cory Farrands of Southwick, Mass, along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th at CHEETHAM Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter St., Providence. Interment will follow at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd., Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated.


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