In New Haven April 14, 2012, Samuel R. Austin, Jr., beloved husband of Venise Potvin Austin of East Haven, formerly of Branford.
Father of Tina Austin of East Haven, James Austin of CO, Beth-Ann Fersch of NH, and Jane Austin of CT; brother of Jeanne Wiatrowski of Hamden. Also survived by three grandchildren, three nephews and a niece.
Mr. Austin was born in Meriden August 13, 1927, son of the late Samuel R. and Mabel Shufett Austin. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked as a custodian in the Branford school system for many years until his retirement.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service Thursday evening at 5 PM in the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA 01701-9376.
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