Roger G. Chauvin Sr., Somerset

Roger G. Chauvin Sr. of Somerset died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in his home, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Ann (Hathaway) Chauvin and widower of the late Mary V. (McGuire) Chauvin.
Born in Manville, R.I., a son of the late Oliver and Adela (Paquette) Chauvin, he lived in Somerset for the past 14 years with prior residence in Barrington and Warren, where he lived much of is life.
His work life included jobs with the former A&P Grocery chain, and the Warren and Bristol Gas Company. He was also widely known as the proprietor of Andy’s Bar in Warren, which he owned for more than 25 years. He was also a Deputy Sheriff in Warren for several years.
During the Korean War he served as a Corporal in the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was a member of the St. Louis de France Church in Swansea, where he volunteered regularly. He had also been a member of the Somerset Garden Club.
Roger was a beloved friend, neighbor and family man. He will be remembered for many kindnesses extended to others throughout his life, as well as for his tireless gardening, cooking, and neighborhood hospitality.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Roger G. Chauvin Jr. of Barrington and Edward John Chauvin of Millbury, MA; a daughter, Robin M. Klein of Chicago, IL; a brother, Edward Chauvin of Sun City, FL; a sister, Theresa I. Bisbano of Bristol; three step-sons, Wayne A. Shaker of Mansfield, MA, K. Douglas Shaker of Colchester, CT and Richard B. Shaker of Somerset; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Roland Chauvin, Lucien Chauvin, Herve Chauvin, Maurice Chauvin and Jeanne Ruggieri.
His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, with an 11 a.m. funeral mass in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffinton St., Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours will be held both Thursday and Friday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m.
For directions and a guestbook see www.hathawayfunerals.com.

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