Walter J. Aubin Jr., 19, of Wakefield, R.I., died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the South County Hospital in South Kingstown. Born in Newport on May 2, 1993. He was the son of Walter J. and Cathleen “Catie” (Saunders) Aubin.
Walter was a student at the University of Rhode Island; he was a graduate of The Prout School, class of 2011, he attended Salve Regina University and was enrolled this year at URI. He was much evolved with the Theater group at The Prout School, playing in many performances and leading roles; he also played Soccer and was on the Swim team for the school.
He loved Snowboarding, Surfing, Skiing and was N.E. Patriots season ticket holder.
Walter was a lecturer and a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Newport. He volunteered at the Newport Hospital and had worked with his father at the family mini mart as a cashier. The family had lived in Portsmouth and more recently in South Kingstown.
Walter is survived by his parents, who dearly loved him, and his uncles and aunts. He was the paternal grandson of the late Walter J. and Mary Dooly) Aubin and maternal grandson of the late Peter F. and Rita (Sullivan) Saunders.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport at 11:30am. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Visiting hours Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4-8pm in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walter Aubin, Jr. Scholarship Fund, C/O The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.