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John F. Austin

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John Frank Austin, age 88 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday evening, November 26, 2011, at Beverly Hospital. He was the loving husband of Eileen Lois (Jones) Austin, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. They resided in Hamilton for the last 51 years. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary (Quinn) Austin. Frank attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Northeastern University. He was employed as a chemical engineer for the General Electric Company for over 35 years. He had a passion for the ocean and was an avid sportsman enjoying sailing, fishing, golf, hockey, and skiing. He was the devoted father of his daughters Sheri Lee (Austin) Lahris and her husband Nicholas of Newport News,VA and Lisa Joan Austin of Hamilton. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Michael Lahris and Julia Farino, three great-grandchildren, a sister Alice Van Hanson of No. Andover, sister-in-law Doris Thomas of Hamilton, and his two loving nieces Linda Carey and her husband Michael and Teryl Tornroos and her husband Chris and several great-nieces and great-nephews. At the request of the family funeral services were held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to Partners Healthcare at Home, C/O Development Department, 125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by the Campbell - Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

Published in The Hamilton Chronicle from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8, 2011
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