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In Memory of

Carol A. D'Auteuil

January 17, 1951 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Carol A. (Viveiros) D'Auteuil, 65 of Dartmouth passed at home on Tues., Oct. 11, 2016 after a long and unkind illness that she fought with courage and dignity until the very end. She was the beloved wife of Richard D'Auteuil for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joaquim "Jack" and Mary "blonde" Viveiros. In addition to her husband Richie, she was the sister of Edward Viveiros of Swansea, the late Evelyn (Viveiros) Dybowski, and the late Raymond Viveiros. She leaves 3 sisters-in-laws, Anita, Michele (Mickie) and Susan D'Auteuil...

Carol A. (Viveiros) D'Auteuil, 65 of Dartmouth passed at home on Tues., Oct. 11, 2016 after a long and unkind illness that she fought with courage and dignity until the very end. She was the beloved wife of Richard D'Auteuil for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joaquim "Jack" and Mary "blonde" Viveiros. In addition to her husband Richie, she was the sister of Edward Viveiros of Swansea, the late Evelyn (Viveiros) Dybowski, and the late Raymond Viveiros. She leaves 3 sisters-in-laws, Anita, Michele (Mickie) and Susan D'Auteuil as well as nieces and nephews. She leaves her cousin, Beverly (Medeiros) Clettenberg of Florida, As well as her loving companion, her Maine coon cat "Maluke". Due to multiple friends with the same first name, she was also known as "Carol D". Carol and Richie met at Al Tormans auto driving school when they were both 16, getting married in New Bedford in 1970, living there until moving to their present home in Dartmouth, in 1980.

Carol was co-owner of Richies Auto Radio, where she was the bookkeeper and "keep the sticks in line lady" Her passion for over 30 years was duckpin bowling, starting at Midtown Bowl in Dartmouth, moving to Durfee Lanes in Westport where she ran multiple leagues for years in both houses. She continued at Bowlmor in Mattapoisett until her illness. While at Midtown, she was honored with being the first woman ever to be asked to join the all men's Thursday night money league, where she held her own against many of the area's top bowlers. She was a multi year member of Escape to Fitness.

Carol was known to many, not by name, but as the lady with the beautiful house on Slocum Rd., due to her passion for gardening and landscaping where she did the daily maintaining and tweeking. Her home was also known for its multi holiday decorations, where trick for treaters from the 80's still return yearly, now with children of their own. As we travel thru life people enter and quietly leave, others enter and leave a footprint on your heart, that lasts your entire lifetime, Carol was one of the footprint people who due to her outgoing personality, Carol tended to "adopt" people as she went through life, affectionately being known as Auntie Carol to many, as well as big sister, little sister, daughter, and mom as well as fellow "Peep" to the gang at Village Cafe.

Her funeral will be on Sat., Oct. 15 at 9:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan home of Memorial Tribute at the Dartmouth Funeral home, 230 Russells Mills Rd. Mass at St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd. Dartmouth at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours on Friday from 4:00-8:00 PM. Entombment in St. John's Cemetery, Dartmouth. To honor Carol, flowers are welcome. For on-line tributes, please visit www. waring-sullivan.com