John Adam Vautier, 72, formerly of Augusta, passed away on the morning of May 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family in Round Pond. Born in Augusta on December 30, 1948, he was the son of John and Regina (Wolfe) Vautier.
John grew up in Augusta, attending local schools and graduating from Cony High School in 1967. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. Upon his honorable discharge, he came back to Maine, and in November of 1973, married Elisabeth “Beth” Allen.
In 1974, he started a 30 year career with Central Maine Power, working in their accounting department, before retiring in 2004.
In recent years, John and Beth enjoyed their time at The Villages in Florida, before recently returning to Maine. John loved to travel, and particularly enjoyed the National Parks. He also travelled to England and Nova Scotia, and enjoyed studying his ancestry and meeting new cousins.
He was an avid golfer, and had many wonderful golfing trips with his buddies. He and his good friend Pete, could often be found spending their summers by visiting baseball parks around the country. When at home, he enjoyed reading, doing puzzles and continuing his love of golf.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law, Norman Allen; mother-in-law, Edna Allen; and brothers-in-law, Bob Bumford, Tim DeFilipp and Tim (TA) Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Elisabeth “Beth” Vautier; sons, John Vautier and his wife Rachel, and Raymond Perkins and his wife Rachel; sisters, MaryLou Bumford, Jeanne Maxim and her husband David, and Vivian Dennett and her husband David; in-laws, David Allen, James Allen and his wife Lorrie, and Kathy DeFilipp; as well as two grandchildren, Olivia and Aaron Perkins.
John will be laid to rest in the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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