Sharon Elizabeth Austin of Branford, died Sunday April 14, 2013 in CT Hospice.
She was born June 16, 1945 in New London, CT, daughter of the late Gordon and Mary Bean Rich. Ms. Austin was a friend of Bill W. She loved Branford, especially spending time at Branford Point. She was an active woman who played in many softball, dart and bowling leagues. Sharon was also an avid Bingo player.
Her family would like to thank the staffs at Branford Hills Health Care Center and Connecticut Hospice, for the care and concern shown to Sharon while she was in their care.
She is survived by her children, Trista (Michael) Milici of Branford, Edward (Dawn) Richkowski of Branford, and David Vitali of Guilford; her sisters, Linda Rich of New Haven, and Nancy Alexander of Ivoryton; her brothers, David Rich of New Haven and Gordon Rich of Old Saybrook; eight grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Gerald Rich and Robert Rich.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday evening from 4 – 7 pm at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Branford Hills Health Care Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
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