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Carolyn S. Austin

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Carolyn S. Austin 1928 - 2008 BENNINGTON Carolyn S. Austin, 80, of Route 7 South died peacefully on Monday morning, Aug. 4, 2008, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Born in Belfast, Maine, on March 25, 1928, the daughter of Clyde and Erma Nealley Shorey, Carolyn was educated at the Oak Grove School in Vasselboro, Maine, Crosby High School in Belfast, Maine and graduated from Masson College in Springvale, Maine, where she earned her bachelor's degree. After her marriage to J. Maynard Austin in October of 1953, Carolyn resided in Houlton, Maine and then moved to Williamstown, Mass.,until 1964, spent one year in Monroeville, Pa., before moving to Sharon, Andover, and Franklin, all in Massachusetts, before retiring to Bennington in 1982. Carolyn loved flower gardening. She was very involved with the Bennington Garden Club and was featured in one of Bennington's Garden Tours. She enjoyed reading, music and cherished times spent with her family especially her grandchildren. She leaves her son, Paul Austin and his wife, Lynn, of Stamford; her daughter, Jane Austin and her husband, Thomas Sklebar, of Millarton, N.D., and her grandchildren, Benjamin Austin of North Adams, Mass., and Alysa Austin of Stamford. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Maynard Austin, who died Feb. 13, 2000. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Carolyn will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at 10 a.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main St. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, gifts in Carolyn's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Public Television, Bennington Free Library or the Green Mountain Club c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2008
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