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Fred E. Austin

May 31, 1926 - September 21, 2017

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Obituaries » Fred E. Austin

Fred Eugene Austin, 91, a longtime resident of Maple Avenue, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2017, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. His loving family had been with him at his bedside. Born on May 31, 1926, in Northfield, he was the son of Howard and Mary (Adams) Austin. He attended elementary school in Northfield and was a graduate of Northfield High School. Following his schooling, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served with distinction during the Korean conflict. After 20 years with the Navy, he was honorably discharged. On Dec. 3, 1950, he married the love of his life, Mary Phillips, in Barre City. Together, they made their home in Barre and raised five wonderful children. Mary passed away on Nov. 1, 1981. Besides the Navy, Fred held many occupations throughout his life. He sold selling insurance policies and worked for the state of Vermont as a probation and parole officer for over 20 years before retiring. Fred is survived by his son, Fred Austin Jr., of Barre; three daughters, Victoria Austin, Nancy Austin and Sue Austin, all of Barre; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He also leaves his sister, Lodema Utton, of Mobile, AL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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