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Marie Yvette Austin

April 2, 1927 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 90)

HALLOWELL – Marie Yvette (Pare) Austin, of Augusta, Maine passed away Friday, April 28th, at Woodlands Senior Living following a brief illness. She will be met with open arms by those who passed before her.  She was born in Augusta on April 2, 1927, the daughter of Albenie Pare and Lauretta (Lessard) Pare.

She is pre-deceased by her loving husband, Lawrence Austin, Sr., a son, Donald Austin and a daughter, Linda Austin.  She was pre-deceased by her parents; seven sisters: Jeanne d'Arc Quirion, Marie Ann Fortin, Ida Bowden, Rita Belanger, Rolande Poirier, Rose Pare and Therese Whitley; a half-brother, Adjutor Pare, and three half-sisters: Chantel Clark, Rose Deschaine and Clorinthe Pare.

Yvette is survived by two sons, Lawrence and his wife Tarilyn, and Roger and his wife Donalene. She also is survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and twelve great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters, Germaine Belanger and her husband Leo Paul, and Laurette Rowe, a sister-in-law, Pauline Patten; brothers-in-law: Robert Austin and his wife Betty, Kenneth Austin and his wife Patty, and Robert Shaw as well as many nieces and nephews.

Prior to her retirement, Yvette was employed for many years with Hazzard Shoe Shop, Taylor Shoe Shop and Kennebec Valley Medical Center (MaineGeneral Medical Center). 

Yvette was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She enjoyed the company of many friends at Arch Beta Apartments as well as visits with friends at Gray Birch Nursing Facility where she visited often.  She also met many new and old friends at the Inn at City Hall Assisted Living Facility and Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell.

Her greatest joy was time spent with the little children and babies.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 2nd from 10 to 11 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick ave Gardiner.  A private family committal service will be held at a later date.

 Service Information

Visiting hours
May 2, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Staples Funeral Home
53 Brunswick Ave.
P.O.Box 598
Gardiner, ME 04345

Funeral Service
May 2, 2017

11:00 AM
Grant R. Townsend & Son Funeral Home
220 South Main Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461

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