Helen Mae Austin

AUSTIN, Helen Mae Helen Mae Austin, 79, of Park Ave., Uncasville died peacefully on Friday, (September 15, 2006) at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. Mrs. Austin was born in New London on January 19, 1927, the daughter of Ernest and Mabel McIntosh. She was raised in Waterford and was a 1946 graduate of Chapman Tech in New London. She earned her R.N. degree from the Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing, and began her nursing career as a Public Health nurse in Waterford. After raising her family, she was a school nurse for the Montville School System for many years, retiring in 1983. She married the love of her life, Frank W. Austin on July 14,1951 in New London. He died on January 15, 2005. He predeceased her on January 15, 2005, and her family finds great comfort in knowing that they are together again. She was a Registered Nurse for many years working at various employers including the Montville School System retiring in 1983. Helen was a life-time member of the Mohegan Fire Company Auxiliary, and enjoyed working Bingo on Friday nights. She was proud of her extensive rose garden and loved collecting butterflies and angels. She also treasured spending time with her family and friends. Helen is survived by her devoted family, her four daughters, Nancy Chederquist and her husband Mac of Waterford, Cheri Moore and her husband Dave of Rocky Hill, Susan Creamer and her husband David of North Stonington, and Barbara Pieniadz and her husband Bill of Oakdale. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Michael Chederquist and his wife Dawn, Amy Chederquist, Ryan and Kelly Moore, Carolyn, Jill and Joshua Creamer, Sam and Leah Pieniadz; and her precious great grandson, Marcus Chederquist. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Russell Bailey of Derby, KS. as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was is predeceased by her beloved son David C. Austin. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at the Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. Interment will follow in Comstock Cemetery in Montville. Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, September 19, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made in her memory to the Waterford Country School, 78 Hunts Brook Road, P.O. Box 408, Quaker Hill, CT 06375 or to a charity of the donor's choice. In honor of Helen, we also ask that you take a friend out for an ice cream sundae.

Funeral Home

Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service
181 Ocean Ave New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-8355

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 18, 2006