Eugene E. Rauner, age 78, of Somerset, died March 28, 2013 at home unexpectedly. He was the husband of Irene (Almeida) Rauner to whom he had been married for the past 57 years.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late Everett and Mabel (Kenney) Rauner, he lived in Fall River until moving to Somerset 48 years ago.
A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1954, he was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. Mr. Rauner worked at New England Rope in Fall River, retiring as Plant Supervisor. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, a former Deacon and taught C.C.D. for 15 years.
Mr. Rauner was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus in Swansea where he was a former Grand Knight. He was an avid ten pin bowler, a talented musician playing guitar and trumpet, a painter and writer and a writer of published poems. A graphic artist, he studied his craft at BCC at the age of 70 and graduated at the top of his class with an A+! A dedicated and loving father he loved spending time with his family and his Border Collie "Penny."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Christopher E. Rauner and his wife Shelly A., Michael Rauner and his wife Lisa all of Somerset, three grandchildren; Jack, Miles and Leo Rauner and two nieces and one nephew. He was brother of the late Charles Rauner.
Private Services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset.