BUXTON- Gene Ira Auprey, age 66, passed away on March 18, 2017, with family at his side.
He was born in Concord, NH on Sept. 30, 1950, a son of the late Ira and Myrtle (Tilton) Auprey and graduated from schools in Woodsville, NH.
Throughout his life, Gene has been involved with the construction trade. For many years he worked for Angelini Plastering in MA and later owned and operated Auprey and Sons Construction in Buxton.
He will always be remembered as a family man and the enjoyment he had hunting, fishing, trapping, writing and publishing poetry. He became the poet laureate for Hospice of Southern Maine.
He was many things to many people- a father, husband, friend, mentor, confidant, poet, and “Dad”.
He is predeceased by a son- Jean St. Amand; his parents; and his brother- Ernest Auprey.
Gene is survived by his children- Michael St. Amand of CA, Ira Auprey and fiancé Angela Rowe of Buxton, Sarah Merrill and her husband Greg of Buxton; Jennifer Auprey and her significant other Benjamin of Buxton, Aaron Auprey and his wife Emma of Buxton, Benjamin Auprey of Buxton, and Jacques; stepchildren- Matthew and Jeremy Nicholson; sisters- Sandi Fisher of Buxton, Myrtle Cate of Manchester, NH, Dottie Gifford of Concord, NH, and Linda Leimberger of Nashua, NH; former spouse- Linda Leitz; many grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
A memorial remembrance will be held at a later date.
Gene’s family would like to give a special thank you to his Hospice of Southern Maine team.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton. Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.mainefuneral.com