Marjorie (Dunton) Austin

March 16, 2015

Marjorie (Dunton) Austin

MARJORIE (DUNTON) AUSTIN – of Orleans, Monday, March 16th. Beloved wife of the late Harry O. Austin, Sr. Devoted mother of Dee Austin Kuerzel and her husband Randy of Longmeadow, Ann Austin Freeman and her husband Peter of Stonington, CT, Harry O. Austin, Jr. and his wife Linda of Woburn, and Jerre D. Austin and his wife Barbara of Wellfleet. Cherished grandmother of Lisa Austin Kuerzel, Keith R. Kuerzel, Christopher Freeman, Nicholas Freeman, Kerianne Austin, Kimberly Austin, Clinton Austin, and Wendy DeOliveira, and great-grandmother of Jacob Freeman, Everett Austin, and Kauanni DeOliveira. Services and interment are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Remembrances may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Winchester Nursing Center Activity Fund, 223 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Marjorie Dunton Austin of Orleans, MA, originally of Arlington, MA and then Brewster, MA, passed away on March 16th, 2015 in Winchester, MA.

At a very young age, she attended House in the Pines Boarding School, and then Miss May’s in Boston. During her time on the Cape over forty years, she was active in Brewster Bridge Club and Garden Club. She played bridge well into her 90s. She very enthusiastically tried to help the Nauset Light Preservation Society by selling their flashing pins to anyone she ran into during the 90s.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry O. Austin in 1991. She leave behind four children, Dee Austin Kuerzel and her husband Randy of Longmeadow, Ann Austin Freeman and her husband Peter of Stonington, CT, Harry O. Austin, Jr and his wife Linda of Woburn, and Jerre D. Austin and his wife Barbara of Wellfleet. She leaves eight grandchildren, Lisa Austin Kuerzel, Keith R. Kuerzel, Christopher Freeman, Nicholas Freeman, Kerianne Austin, Kimberly Austin, Clinton Austin, and Wendy DeOliveira. She also leaves three great-grandchildren, Jacob Freeman, Everett Austin, and Kauanni DeOliveira.

Services and interment are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Remembrances may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Winchester Nursing Center Activity Fund, 223 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

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  1. The Austin Family: Thank you everyone for your prayers and thoughts. This is the end of an era as our oldest family member passes on.
    Thought this poem was appropriate for Midge. from Dee:
    Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

    Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “There she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”
    And that is dying.

    by Henry Van Dyke

  2. Wayne, Betty, Devon and Michael Magoon

    What a truly wonderful and amazing lady!

    Her life is etched in memories, from Wayne’s childhood recollections of “Paul Revere” riding past the house in Arlington, to the wild and happy times at Cape Cod, to the strength she showed at her last Birthday celebration.

    We will be sharing these memories, and many more, in our prayers.

    Midge will be sorely missed and never, ever forgotten.

    Our heartfelt love and sympathy to all her family and friends.

  3. To Harry and family;

    All of us at the nursing center wish to express our sincere sympathy. We are all thinking of the family and wish you comfort and peace. Midge will be missed.

    Joanne DeSimone
    Nursing Administrative Assistant
    Winchester Rehab & Nursing Center

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