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Obituaries » Sanford C. Aubin

Sanford Carroll “Sandy” Aubin, 70, of Delaplane, passed away on November 6, 2017.

He was born May 21, 1947, in Boston, and grew up in Marion, Massachusetts. Mr. Aubin spent his childhood on the waters of Buzzards Bay and developed a lifelong passion for sailing. A graduate of Tabor Academy, he attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy before joining the Navy, where he was stationed in the Philippines. After returning stateside, Mr. Aubin spent his 20 in Boston working for Pan American Airlines and later moved to Newburyport, where he worked for CEI as a computer programmer. It was in Newburyport that he reconnected with and married his high school sweetheart, Dana Mooney.

As a student of life who studied anything and everything, Mr. Aubin had a deep appreciation for all things that challenged the mind. His interests were wide-ranging and covered diverse subjects, such as computer programing, music and writing, aviation and genealogy. He was a licensed pilot as well as an accomplished tennis and guitar player. A strong command of the English language, along with his sharp intellect, made Mr. Aubin a formidable debater, ever-ready to engage willing participants in elevated discussion. 

His generosity was endless. Mr. Aubin’s ability to articulate and his dedication lead him to serve on many boards including serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for of Citizens for Fauquier County for some years. Family and friends always came first for him. He loved birds, photography, corny jokes and single malt scotch. He made us all smile so much. 

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jacob Hall; two stepsons, Lorenzo Ansuini and wife Raffaela Vartuli and Nicola Ansuini and wife Jessica Ansuini; his sister, Susan Aubin; his sister-in-law Martha Aubin; his niece, Meara Aubin; five grandchildren, Levi Hall, Sophia Hall, Giovanni Ansuini, Giulia Ansuini and Maia Ansuini, and his loving partner, Roxanne Watts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Aubin; his brother, Stephen Aubin, and his parents, Elizabeth and Ralph Aubin.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 13, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Delaplane. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall, directly following the service.

Memorial donations may by made to the PBS Foundation.
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