Austin, Kathleen Marie, age 61 passed away August 15th, 2013 in Boca Raton. Born March 1, 1952 in Syracuse, NY to Edward and Genevieve Kucharski Kathleen was a devoted wife, mother of 4 and grandmother of 3. A retired pharmacist, Kathleen worked at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She was a hard worker, leader and great mentor, but the love of her family and children have always been closest to her heart. She was an active member of the Royal Palm Country Club and often enjoyed playing golf and bridge. As a social butterfly, she loved to entertain and host wonderful parties for family and friends. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Peter J. Austin; brother, Edward Kucharski,; 4 children: Carissa Lawson-Mason, Edward Lawson, Kaitlyn Austin White, and Jennifer Austin; and 3 beautiful grandchildren: Addison Mason, Noelle Mason and Gibson White. Viewing service for Kathleen will be Monday, August 19th from 5:00-8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home, 1353 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Celebration of life Mass will be held Tuesday, August 20th at 10:00am at St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Alison Callum Memorial Foundation: 12249 Heartleaf Court, Jacksonville, FL 32225 and/or the Allied Doors Foundation honoring Brad Vestal: 151 SW 5th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Both foundations hold a very special spot on Kathleen's heart.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 17, 2013