'Joan' Dorothy Auger
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of Lowell, Avco/Textron retiree; 68
LOWELL Dorothy Joan (Lesniak) Auger, age 68, a Belvidere resident, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Saints Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after a 5 year battle with cancer.
She was the beloved wife of Donald A. Auger for 36 years.
Born in Manchester, NH, Feb. 7, 1941, the daughter of Madeline C. (Durfee) of Dracut and the late John "Snap" Lesniak, she received her
early education in St. Peter's
Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1959.
She became associated with Avco of Lowell which later became Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington were she had worked as a Supervisor in Data Processing for over 38 years. Previously, she had worked at Clermonts Market on East Merrimack St., Lowell, and as a waitress at the old Village Inn in Dracut for the late Rudolph "Rudy" Morrissette.
Joan enjoyed many family vacations in the mountains of New Hampshire, camping at Wymans Beach in
Westford, and traveling to San Francisco, California.
She was so loved by her family and was truly a
person with a big loving heart and was the love and life of her husband Don.
Joan was a communicant of the Immaculate
Conception Church for many years.
Besides her husband, Donald, and mother, Madeline, she is survived by four brothers; John A. "Punky" Lesniak Sr. and his wife, Barbara of Pelham, NH,
William C. Lesniak and his wife, Cheryl of Lowell, Henry "Mickey" Lesniak and his wife, Linda, Mark Lesniak and his wife, Jeanne, all of Dracut. Also by her stepchildren; Donald E. Auger and his wife, Grace, Mary Auger, and Christopher Auger and his wife, Cynthia. She was also the beloved step-grandmother to Marisa, Andria, Julia, Donnie, Elizabeth, Kurt Michael, Krystal, Katie, Kylie and Kristopher; also her great-grandchildren, Lily, Gavin and Amanda; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews all whom she adored.
AUGER In Lowell, August 23, 2009 at Saints Medical Center. "Joan" Dorothy Auger, of Lowell, aged 68 years. Beloved wife of Donald A. Auger. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS
FUNERAL HOME, 122 Princeton Blvd. at Chester and Harvard Sts. on Tues. from 3 to 7 PM. Funeral Wednesday from the Funeral Home at 10:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Conception Church, Lowell at 12 Noon. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joan's name to the Dana Farber Cancer Inst., 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services or online at: www.dana-farber.org/how/gifts/gift.asp. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss Jr. www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 24, 2009