Austin Lane Thomas Jr. Apr. 11, 1943 - Apr. 4, 2014 MOOSUP - Austin Lane Thomas Jr., age 70, of Moosup, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 at Colonial Healthcare in Plainfield. He was born April 11, 1943 in Norwich to the late Lt. Austin Lane Thomas Sr. and Mary (Ruszenas) Thomas. He worked at the Norwich State Hospital and was a very devoted father and grandfather. He was a cub scout leader, baseball coach and avid Yankees fan. Austin is survived by a son Christopher Thomas and his wife Susan of Ballston Spa, NY, and daughters Dianne Evans and her husband Michael of Apopka, FL, Debbie Thomas and her fiancé Chuck Repscher of Moosup, and Corinne Minski of Hartford as well as his former wife and mother of his children, Nicole Thomas Shlevin of Norwich and former wife, Norma Langevin Thomas also of Norwich. He leaves behind nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Committal Service will be held at St. Joseph cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Austin's honor to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com
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