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Richard L.W. Austin

Richard L.W. Austin

Richard L.W. Austin

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Richard L.W. Austin, who passed following a 14 year illness at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home on Thursday, May 8th, at 70 years.  On Wednesday, May 14th (Richard’s 71st Birthday), all are welcome to a visitation at the Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, adjacent to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, beginning at 10 a.m. & followed by the funeral mass in the Chapel at 11 a.m. on the campus at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea.  Born in the Bronx, New York, he was a life-long Revere resident. Richard was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School Class of 1961. He was an alumnus of Bentley College, Class of 1973.  Richard retired after 14 years of service as a probate & tax accountant for Burns & Levinson of Boston.  Richard served with the United States Army during the Viet-Nam Conflict from September of 1964 – September of 1967.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception “Reveries” – a popular Drum & Bugle Corps.  Richard was also a Eucharistic Minister for St. Agnes Parish of Arlington.  Richard was an avid gardener, & was especially proud of the variety of roses he grew & nurtured.  He anticipated his annual vacations with his wife, Susanna, especially at Bar Harbor, Maine, & for over 30 years at the Arcadia National Park.  He was overwhelmed by the beauty & the natural resources of the Park.  Richard sustained an early dementia diagnosis, 14 years ago, which resulted in his residency at Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea, since March of 2008.  There, he received extraordinary care & optimum medical attention, for which his wife, Susanna, will be forever grateful.  He is survived by his devoted & dedicated wife of 42 years, Susanna M. (Gill) Austin.  He is the dear cousin to Donna Parsons, Diane Mulligan, & Susan Gliner, all of California.  He was the cherished son of the late, Stanley E. & Theresa M. (Parsons) Austin.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Remembrances may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel (Soldiers’ Home), Chelsea.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Laura
    May 17 2014

    Dear Susanna,

    I just found out about Richard’s passing, and will be praying for the Lord to sustain you with His loving presence and grace. Know that He said He would never leave you nor forsake you, and can comfort you in a way that no human can.

    Luv and prayers, Laura

  2. Marianne Bruder
    May 15 2014

    My sympathy goes out to you . I am certain you will miss him and your regular visits to the Soldiers Home. You do have many pleasant memories as well with the 42 years you were together.

    Richard is at peace now. I’ll say a prayer for him and you.

    Sincerely,

    Marianne

  3. Barbara (Sutton) Blake Fitton l96l
    May 14 2014

    Dear Susanna, My deepest Sympathy to you and Family. So sorry to hear. Take care and God Bless. Sincerely, Barbara

  4. James Pratt
    May 11 2014

    So very sorry to hear about Richard. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow.

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