AUSTIN Marie P. Austin, age 88 of Milford, beloved wife of the late James P. Austin, died Friday, September 19, 2008. Mrs. Austin was born in Flushing, N.Y., July 3, 1920 to the late John and Martha Schneider Porcelli and was a Milford resident for 56 years. She was retired from Sears Roebuck Co. where she was employed in retail for more than 20 years. Mrs. Austin was a longtime active parishioner of St. Ann Church and a member of St. Ann 50+ Club and was a member of the Milford Senior Center where she was an office volunteer. Survivors include her devoted children, James T. Austin and his wife, Cathy of Woodbridge, Donna Kennedy and her husband, David of Stratford and Laurie Christiansen and her husband, Chris of Ridgefield; nine grandchildren, Hilary, Stephanie and Samantha Austin, Stephen, Sean and Collin Kennedy and Kyle, Eric and Karryn Marie Christiansen; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Austin was predeceased by her brother, James Porcelli. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann Church, Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y. There will be no calling hours. The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Milford Senior Center, St. Ann 50+ Club or to Beth-El Shelter in Mrs. Austin's memory.
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Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2008