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JoAnn Austin

May 3, 2022

Obituary

JoAnn Austin, 71, passed away on May 3, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of William M. Austin.

Mrs. Austin was born in Fall River and was the daughter of the late Albert Souza and Doris (Levitre) Souza.

JoAnn was employed for many years at Up With Learning in Seekonk and also worked at Target in Swansea. JoAnn’s true love was being by the ocean and she enjoyed spending as much time as she could at Second Beach in Middletown, RI. She also enjoyed the many trips she took with her family to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and Ogunquit, ME. JoAnn and her husband also made many wonderful memories with their friends while they shared meals at their dinner club. Family always came first for JoAnn and she was proud to help raise her grandson who was the love of her life. She will be remembered as a kind, and fun woman who was easy to get along with.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her son, Neil M. Austin and his wife Gloriann of Apex, NC; brother, David Souza of Swansea and grandchildren, Noah, Jude and Jillian.

She was the loving mother of the late Meryl Lynn Austin.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 9-11am in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. Prayers and words of remembrance will begin at 11am.

Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in JoAnn’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA 02726

Words of Remembrance
Friday
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA 02726

Burial
Friday
June 3, 2022

Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea
Hortonville Road at Milford Road
Swansea, MA 02777

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