YARMOUTH — Carroll “Bob” Aubens, Jr., 81, of Yarmouth, died at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Feb. 10.
He was born in Norway on April 19, 1932, one of eight children of Gertrude (Smith) and Carroll V. Aubens Sr. and because he was the youngest of the boys he was known as “Brother.”
After graduation from North Yarmouth Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan, Germany and England, where he met his future wife, Doreen Raine. Aubens retired after 21 years of service and the couple made their home in Yarmouth. He was handy with tools so he kept himself busy with odd jobs and projects which would invariably involve a trip to the landfill and some time spent with the guys.
Aubens was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Masons where he helped with their bean suppers. He also enjoyed the time spent with friends at McDonald’s. He was always ready to help; be it with the Clam Festival or anyone who needed a ride somewhere. He will be remembered as a quiet man with a good heart and a good listener who had a great love of dogs.
Aubens is survived by his stepson, Paul Raine, of England; his brother, Ronald Aubens, of Florida; his sister, Lynda Jeter, of Georgia; and a large family of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 25 years, Doreen; sisters, Idalyn Cummings, Roberta Cosser and Lois Buck; brothers Stanley Aubens and Kenneth Aubens, who died in World War II.
It was Aubens’s wish that there be no services.