Austin, Donald Carroll - April 14, 2014


BERLIN - Donald Carroll Austin, 89, formerly of Berlin, died Monday (April 14, 2014) at MidState Medical Center. Born in New Britain, son of the late James Elmer Austin Sr. and the late Margaret (MacCarroll) Austin, he graduated from Berlin High School in 1942, retired as Postmaster of the Berlin Post Office after 38 years of service, and later retired from New Britain National Bank after 11 years of employment. He was an active member of Berlin Congregational Church where he served as an usher and treasurer for many years, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service where he also served as treasurer, the Berlin Historical Society, and a 50-year member of Friendship Lodge #33, A.F.&A.M. He is survived by his niece Lu-Ann Reznik and her husband Gary of Plantsville, and their children Heather and Eric, and a sister-in-law, MaryLou Austin of Kensington. He was pre-deceased by his brothers, James E. Austin Jr., Allan Austin, and Roger W. Austin, Sr., a sister, Romona Austin, and a nephew Roger W. Austin, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (April 22, 2014) at 7pm at Berlin Congregational Church. Burial in Maple Cemetery, Berlin, will be at the convenience of the family. There were no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berlin Congregational Church Building Fund, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, CT 06037.

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