Serivces

Visitation One

Thu. May. 31, 2018
8:30 am - 9:15 am

St. Jude Shrine

3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.

Rosary

Thu. May. 31, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am

St. Jude Shrine

3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.

Funeral Mass

Thu. May. 31, 2018
10:00 am

St. Jude Shrine

3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.

Graveside Service

Thu. May. 31, 2018
12:30 pm

Holy Cross Cemetery (Houston, TX)

3502 N Main
Houston , TX 77009.
Thu. May. 31, 2018
8:30 am - 9:15 am
St. Jude Shrine
3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.
Thu. May. 31, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am
St. Jude Shrine
3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.
Thu. May. 31, 2018
10:00 am
St. Jude Shrine
3103 N. Main Street
Stafford , TX 77477.
Thu. May. 31, 2018
12:30 pm
Holy Cross Cemetery (Houston, TX)
3502 N Main
Houston , TX 77009.
In Memory of
Thomas Paul Aucoin
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Funeral will be held Thursday, May 31, at St. Jude Shrine, 3101 S. Main, Stafford, 77477.  Visitation with open casket begins at 8:30 followed by Rosary at 9:15. Requiem Mass will begin at 10:00.  Police escort after Mass to Holy Cross Cemetery, 3502 N. Main, Houston, 77009. Note To Florist:  Please deliver all arrangements directly to Beresford Funeral Service by or before 4:00PM Wednesday May 30th.

Thomas Paul Aucoin, 92, passed away on the evening of Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home in Sugar Land, Texas, surrounded by his family.  Just hours before dying he received for the third and last time the Last Rites, Viaticum and the Apostolic Blessing for the Hour of Death from Fr. Louis Campbell of St. Jude Shrine, where he assisted at the Traditional Catholic Latin Mass for 35 years. 

He  is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Anne Tatum Aucoin, his three children, Kathleen Aucoin Kaminski, Nancy Aucoin Haggard, and Steven Aucoin, sons-in-law Joseph Kaminski and Carl Haggard, Sr., grandchildren Alex and Anna Rose Kaminski, MaryAnna Haggard Nagorski, Carl II, Sean and Catherine Haggard, and great grandson Eric Andrew Nagorski. 

As his decline was slow and gentle, the family made the decision to create an "in home assisted living facility" for him in the last year of his life, a decision which was never regretted and which resulted in many blessings for all. It was challenging at times but with all members pulling together we made it work.  This allowed him to receive the devoted attention of his family continually, participate in daily prayers, and to be a part of the events of normal family life such as meals and celebrations.  

Thomas Aucoin was born on February 3, 1926 in New Iberia, Louisiana, to Mary Counsel Barret Aucoin, a devoted housewife and mother, and Arthur Joseph Aucoin, owner of Evangeline Life Insurance Company.  He was the youngest of their five children, Lillian, Arthur (“AJ”), Catherine, Patrick, and Thomas, and the last to be called home by God.  At age 6, in the heart of the Depression, his father died of a heart attack and at that time he began his long career of hard work with helping to support his widowed mother by shining shoes and bringing her the coins he earned. He attended St. Peter's College in New Iberia and upon graduation moved to Houston to work.  He served in the Korean War and received a Bronze Medal for his courage and valor in saving the life of his commander when faced with certain death.  After being discharged from the army he attended the University of Houston where he met his wife, Anne.  They were married on February 2, 1957 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Houston.  After several years working in the electrical supply industry he established his own company, which he owned and operated for decades.  Mr. Aucoin was known for his generosity and kindness in helping his relatives and employees.  All knew they could go to him for a shoulder to cry on, comfort, wise advice, and material aid, and with his big, warm, generous heart no one was ever turned away.  

In 1994 he sold his business, retired, and with his wife moved to the house next door to daughter Nancy and son-in-law Carl in Sugar Land to help with their growing family and home schooling efforts.  This is a decision which also has never been regretted and which also was the source of many blessings to all. Besides spending his retirement in being the consummate “Grampa” to Kathleen’s and Nancy’s children, taking them on countless outings such as to the golf course and zoo, he enjoyed for many years his own games of golf.  When no longer able to play he continued to enjoy family life and watching his favorite baseball and football teams, esp. Notre Dame, rooting for the Irish together with grandson-in-law Patrick (a graduate).  His last year was marked esp. by patient suffering without complaint, and fervent, daily recitation of the Rosary, Divine Praises, and prayers to St. Joseph, all of which he truly loved.  

His bereaved family feels his loss keenly and requests the kindness of a prayer for the repose of his soul and thanks you for your charity in performing this spiritual work of mercy.