WESTERLY - Fernando (Fred) C. Augusto, age 92, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born in Portugal on Dec. 9, 1921. He moved to Valley Falls, R.I., when he was 7 years old. He leaves his loving wife, Gloria, to whom he was married for 66 years.
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Fernando served in World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart and a Certificate of Valor. He was retired as a supervisor from Guild Musical Instruments in Westerly, R.I.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Jennifer DeAngelo, and her husband, John; and two sons, Fernando Augusto, and his wife, Jean; and Richard Augusto, and his wife, Susan. He also leaves seven wonderful and caring grandchildren, Kate, Lauren, Sarah, Elisabeth, Jenny, Stefanie, and Nicholas; and a great-granddaughter, Mia. He found great pride and joy spending time with all of his grandchildren and Mia.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of his life with military honors at 11 a.m., in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, Mass. To light a memorial candle, sign the guest book, or for facility directions, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com, or call 508 672-3572.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Fernando's name can be sent to Steward Hospice, 500 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.
Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton St
Somerset, MA 02726
Published in The Westerly Sun from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014