Merlin “Buddy” Joseph Aucoin of Metairie, LA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Rosemary Savona Aucoin, his parents Odile and Joe Aucoin and his sister Marion Fayard. Buddy is survived by his brother Gerald (Althea), sister Joann (Darryl), sister-in-law Grace Bankston, niece Susan Bankston and many other nieces and nephews. He proudly served in both the National Guard and the Army and retired as a machinist with the Sewerage and Water Board. He was also an avid LSU fan and a voracious reader. Most of all, Buddy was a kind and gentle soul who loved his wife Rosemary more than anything in the world. The family would like to thank the staff at Serenity Senior Residence for their care and kindness over the last two years of Buddy’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Benilde Catholic Church, 1901 Division Street, Metairie, LA 70001 or American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121, 504-469-0021 or log on to
or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or log on to
; in memory of Merlin Joseph Aucoin. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at MOTHE FUNERAL HOME, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey LA on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 beginning at 12:30PM until 1:30PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:30PM. Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. Family and friends may offer condolences at mothefunerals.com.