Joseph P. Augustine, 91, formerly of Middlefield, husband of Theresa (Kozlowski) Augustine, died Friday May 24, 2013 at Crestfield Rehabilitation Center, Manchester.
He was born in Middletown, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Kurek) Augustine. A veteran of World War II, Joe served with the US Army in the European Theater. Prior to his retirement, was a sheet metal worker with Local 40 Bristol Sheet Metal. Joe was active with Middlefield youth sports, the Lions Club and was a member of Middlefield /Rockfall VFW Post # 10362.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Michael Augustine of Shelton, Dick Augustine of Avon and Alan Augustine of Durham; his daughter, Elaine Stone of Manchester; a brother, Henry Augustine of Meriden; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Smith, Catherine Russo and Victoria Hill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to VFW Post # 10362, PO Box 141, Rockfall, CT 06481