Richard Thomas Aubuchon
1935 - 2020
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Richard Thomas Aubuchon

Richard Thomas Aubuchon died on July 15, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife Rosalie, his children Lisa and Paul Andre Aubuchon, their spouses Peter Pestalozzi and Kelley Aubuchon, and his grandchildren Kimberly and Melissa Pestalozzi and Amanda and Joseph Pierre Aubuchon. He was born on November 9, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved with his parents to Phoenix in 1949. He graduated from Whittier Elementary School and North Phoenix High School. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball for the school and received various honors. He attended the University of Arizona for two years and then after transferring to San Luis Ray College in California, received his B.A. Degree. He was subsequently employed as a probation officer for the Maricopa County Juvenile Court where he remained until entering Arizona State University College of Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1972 and had a private law practice until 1981 when he was appointed Superior Court Commissioner and assigned to Juvenile Court. He remained there for eighteen years before retiring in 1999. He had a full and satisfying life, spending much time with his wonderful family and thoroughly enjoying traveling from Hawaii to Turkey with his best friends. He was always extremely proud of his children and their spouses, enjoying their accomplishments and their company. He was also very proud of his grandchildren and had great faith believing that their futures will be happy and successful. He was deeply loved by his family and will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. A remembrance and mass will take place on Friday, July 24, 2020, beginning at 10:15 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

Contributions may be made in his name to the ALS Association.




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jul. 18 to Jul. 21, 2020.
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July 24, 2020
Dick was a good friend and colleague for many years while on the bench in Maricopa County. His demeanor and wisdom were enviable to many of us with the court. He will be missed as he ascends to a higher tribunal. My best to his family. -Tom Jacobs
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July 23, 2020
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July 22, 2020
Many memories of Dick over the years. We will keep these happy memories in our hearts. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Ro, you and your family were truly blessed. Sending my love and prayers at this sad time
Louise Pillittieri
July 22, 2020
Dick was a wonderful man and loved by his Jamestown family. He had so much respect for his Uncle Tom and Aunt Mary. They thought the world of him. Thoughts and prayers are with Rosalie and the family.
Frank and Sara Tantillo
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July 21, 2020
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July 21, 2020
Commissioner Aubuchon was a man who cared for the kids who came before him and helped make each of us Probation Officers the best we could be by his high standards he set in his court. He enjoyed talking about his family and was proud of his children.
My condolences to his family at the passing of this good man!
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July 20, 2020
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July 18, 2020
I remember him as a respected and kind Maricopa County Juvenile Court Commissioner. I will pray for his family and friends during this time of grief and sorrow.
Pat Thompson
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July 18, 2020
Richard was an amazing man who was the foundation of an amazing family. Anyone who was fortunate enough to have known him, would wholeheartedly agree with me. He will be sorely missed and will never be forgotten. We love and miss you Dick. We will see you again on the other side.
Richard A. Blackwood
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