Louis P. Augostini
1933 - 2018
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Louis P. Augostini

Johnson City - Louis P. Augostini, a long time resident and public servant of the Village of Johnson City and of Broome County, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Louis was born on December 16, 1933, the seventh of eleven children born to Louis J. and Mary (Vagnoni) Augostini of Olean, New York (Offida, Italy). A graduate of Olean High School, Louis served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge on June 26, 1951. On June 12, 1954, Louis earned his associate degree in Applied Science from the State University of New York at Alfred. Louis then studied journalism at St. Bonaventure University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree on June 5, 1960. Thereafter, he began his distinguished career as a journalist with the Binghamton Press, earning a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in beating the deadline. In 1965, he joined IBM where he worked as a technical writer for twenty-seven years. Throughout his lifetime, Louis served his community faithfully as a dedicated public servant first as a Trustee for the Village of Johnson City for twelve years and then as a Broome County Legislator for ten years. From 1998 until 2006, Louis served as Clerk of the Broome County Legislature. Louis also was a member of the Johnson City Kiawanis Club and served as its President in 1972, and was named as Kiwanian & JayCee's "Man of the Year." A devout Catholic, Louis was a long-time member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a current member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Binghamton. He served as a lector and member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society for many years. His lifelong dream was to become a Trappist Monk. He enjoyed going to the Court Jester Athletic Club, watching old re-runs of Gunsmoke and NY Yankee baseball. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Louis is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Dolores (Manni) Augostini; his seven children, Lorraine Augostini(Steven Insley), Christopher Augostini (Maria Tudico), Patricia Augostini, Andrea Courtney, Thomas Augostini (Patricia Sas), Louis Augostini (Shannon Lee), Vincent Augostini; his grandchildren, Rachael and Madeleine Augostini, Elena and Ben Insley, Tommy, Michael and Matthew Courtney, Emma, Joseph and Leah Augostini. Louis is also survived by his siblings: Josephine Jordan, Robert Augostini, Marion Gentile (Robert), William Augostini (Joyce) and Carl Augostini (Roberta); three sisters in law Grace Mariani, Frances Manni and Dorothy Manni; and many nieces and nephews. Louis is predeceased by his parents, and his siblings: Nicholas Augostini, Rose Orsini, Laura Cory, Teresa Questa, Peter Augostini. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Ave., Binghamton Monday at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street Binghamton, Sunday from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Lou's name may be made to the Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 East Frederick St., Binghamton, NY 13901.

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July 6, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Augostini Family. I knew Lou during his time as the Clerk of the Legislature. I appreciated his help and support. He was a kind man and offered good counsel. May he rest in peace with God.
Laurie Haskell
June 29, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Janet & John Updike
June 28, 2018
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family!! Louie was a great man and great public servant!!Vinnie Cherrone
June 26, 2018
Delores,. So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I'm also sorry that I could not make calling hours or funeral. I started a new part time job and couldn't get away. Lucille doesn't drive anymore so she couldn't attend. But hang on to the memories as that can help you through the hard days. My condolences to you and your family. Love and Peace...
Mary Margaret (Gennett) Smith
June 26, 2018
Louis was a decent and kind man. It was a pleasure to know him. My deepest sympathy. May he Rest In Peace.
Mary Ann Thompson
June 25, 2018
To All of the Augostini Family,
So very sorry we were not able to pay our last respects to Lou, we were out of town and just returned home....Lou was a wonderful man and was always concerned about his family, the community and did everything he could to help others...He always had the best fund raisers at Red's Kettle Inn....may he rest in peace..
Michaelene & Stephen Elko
June 24, 2018
To say Lou was a wonderful man to get to know over the years is an understatement. This kind of "getting to know someone" is one of the great things one sees in involement with government and community. God bless you Lou and yur love of Family and Community was so envious and will be long remembered in your Family.Thank you for our friendship.
Mayor John Berton
June 24, 2018
Augostini Family, Sincerest condolences on your loss. I remember "Louie" when he worked with my sister, Elaine, at the Binghamton Press on Washington Avenue, Endicott. He had a great sense of humor. Prayers and thoughts to everyone.
Linda Roma-Daskal
June 24, 2018
My most sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. God bless you during this difficult time.
Mike Wheeler
June 23, 2018
Dolores and family.

So sorry of your lost. My prayers are with you all.
Ann and Joe Tiesi.
Ann Tiesi
June 23, 2018
To Dolores & the entire Augostini Family- Our family is deeply saddened by the loss of such a great person. He was such a class act , respected in his community, and never seemed to mind sharing his knowledge with anyone who asked for advice. We know him to have been a wonderful and caring Husband, Father, and Grandfather . He gave so much back to his community over many years and we "thank" him for his public service. We know all of you have wonderful memories of Lou, so keep them in your hearts forever. Our many prayers & thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
May God bless Lou & your entire family.
( RIP )
Rick & Tammy Balles
Ray & Doris Balles
Rick Balles
June 23, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 23, 2018
To The Augostini Family,
My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have come to know all of you through my buddy Lou! I will miss our conversations and with that, all his wisdom he always passed onto me. I will cherish the black Georgetown cap he gave me!! Rest in heavenly peace Lou Augostini.
Lisa Herrick
June 23, 2018
It was our pleasure to know Louis . He was a special person . We enjoyed hanging out with him and our Father/ Father in Law - George Harbachuk . Lots of fun
Gordon & Lorraine Harbachuk Campbell
June 23, 2018
Offering my sincere condolences to the Augostini Family in the passing of a special family man and civil servant, he has given us a wonderful legacy. Cherish all of your heart-warming memories.
Teri Spalik
June 23, 2018
I extend my sincere condolences to the entire Augostini family on the loss of Louis. He was such an outstanding individual and respected fixture in the community.

Through the years--whenever I would see him at the Court Jester--Mr. Augostini was delightfully engaging and upbeat. He was often found with a smile and a kind word.

Augostini family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow and sadness. May your faith in Jesus Christ sustain you, and your treasured memories with Louis bring you comfort. This fine man will be greatly missed by countless folks. Although he was a friend to all, it was unquestionable that you, his family, was his greatest pride and ultimate joy.

My deepest sympathies,
Joel Beaumont
June 23, 2018

Delores and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Anne Marie and Vince Cherrone
Vince Cherrone
June 23, 2018
Dear Dolores & the entire Augostini Family: We are very sorry. Lou was a terrific person, a loving family man, dedicated public servant, and a person of great faith. We will miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis McCabe & Sandi Distin
Dennis McCabe
June 23, 2018
Dear Augostini Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. What an impressive legacy your father leaves behind. We hope your memories bring you comfort during this sad time.
Bob & Sue Pastor
June 23, 2018
My condolences to the Augostini Family sorry for your loss, May God be your strength in this time of deep sorrow.Psalms 18:6
June 23, 2018
Vince and all of the Augostini family, we are saddened by the news of this wonderful man passing away. May God Bless, Comfort and Console all of you and all who mourn him. Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Larry and Arlene Butler
June 23, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lou was a good man and I was proud to know him. We both ran for the county legislature many years ago, it was a close race and Lou won. I knew I had a problem when I was going door to door by myself, and then I saw Lou and many children swarming the streets. Lol. Lou was a gentleman and he will be missed. RIP.
Kevin McCabe
June 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad ... I know how hard it is to lose a parent and your ROCK.... Prayers are with you, your Mom, your family and friends.
Jeanette,Donovan and Nathan Preston
June 23, 2018
Augostini Family,

Sorry to read of Louis passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you during this difficult time.
Dick & Rosemary Orzel
June 23, 2018
I was so very sorry to read of Gus' passing. There are fond memories of my good friend from our time together at Alfred. His was a life well lived. My condolences to his family. Lynette (Johnson) Barr
Lynette Barr
June 23, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking about you at this time. May wonderful memories of father sustain you and give you comfort.

Evelyn and Neil Lewinter
June 23, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. I will always remember his smile.
Theresa Schrader
June 23, 2018
Dear Aunt Delores, Lorraine, Christopher, Patti Ann, Andrea, Louis, Tommy and Vinny: I will always remember Uncle Gus as a treasured Uncle with a sense of humor and a giving nature. May his sweet memories support you all in the loss of a great father and husband. All my love, Pam
Pamela Pemsler
June 22, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, Vinny, Louie and family. ❤ May you find solace in the years of memorable moments and love that you all shared with your father. Thinking of your family at this very difficult time.
Kristy Timm
June 22, 2018
Gus was a wonderful soul and will sadly be missed by everyone who knew him.
Kimberly Hall
June 22, 2018
My thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you.
Kimberly Hall
June 22, 2018
I am saddened to hear this news. I loved talking to him when he worked at the legislature's office. Such a pleasant guy!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time in your life. Love you!
Cindy Ruffo
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