Joseph P. Augustine, 91, formerly of Middlefield, husband of Theresa (Kozlowski) Augustine, died Friday May 24, 2013 at Crestfield Rehabilitation Center, Manchester.
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He was born in Middletown, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Kurek) Augustine. A veteran of World War II, Joe served with the US Army in the European Theater. Prior to his retirement, was a sheet metal worker with Local 40 Bristol Sheet Metal. Joe was active with Middlefield youth sports, the Lions Club and was a member of Middlefield /Rockfall VFW Post # 10362.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Michael Augustine of Shelton, Dick Augustine of Avon and Alan Augustine of Durham; his daughter, Elaine Stone of Manchester; a brother, Henry Augustine of Meriden; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Smith, Catherine Russo and Victoria Hill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to VFW Post # 10362, PO Box 141, Rockfall, CT 06481. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Middletown Press on May 27, 2013