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Althea N. Austin

August 7, 1928October 10, 2021
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Althea Naum Austin 1928 - 2021

Scarborough- Althea N. Austin, died October 10th 2021, at Enclave Assisted Living, in Scarborough, at the age of 93. Born in Auburn at home on August 7, 1928. Althea was a daughter of Louis and Taso Naum, who immigrated from Albania to the U.S. through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Althea attended Auburn schools and loved being cheerleader for Edward Little High School graduating in 1946. She married Earl B. Austin, Jr. on June 7, 1948. Earl founded Austin Associates CPAs in Auburn in 1950. The couple was married for 68 years before Earl’s passing in 2015.

In their earlier years, Earl and “Tini” travelled together on many Kora Shrine trips, and would vacation in Florida following every tax season. Their favorite pastime was attending ELHS sporting events cheering on their children and grandchildren and the many friends who participated with them. They also enjoyed being with their extended family on most Sundays and weekends in Freeport at their beautiful oceanfront “camp!”

Althea is survived by her two children, Stephen B. Austin and Cynthia Sloat, wife of Brad Sloat. She was lovingly known as “Mimi’ to her grandchildren Andrew and Jeffrey Sloat, husband of Liisa Sloat, Jonathan Austin and partner Hannah Shumway, and 4 great-granddaughters Cecelia, Abigail, Althea and Aurora Sloat. She will be missed by many including niece Diana Dussling, Claire Naum, wife of George Naum, dear friend Louise Robert and adopted son Steve Stern.

She was predeceased by Earl B. Austin, Jr., grandson William Austin, sisters Pollika Costa and Catherine Akerley, brothers Nicholas and George Naum and sister-in-laws Dorothy Buchanan and Arlene Martin.

On line condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visiting Hours 11 am-1 pm Fortin Group Auburn Tuesday, October 19th. Service to follow at 1pm with committal to follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so to The Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group 217 Turner St Auburn 783-8545.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • In House Service

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Committal at Mt Auburn Cemetery

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Carol Murrell

October 17, 2021

Steve and Cindy and families:
Your parents were just wonderful people who I admired from day one of meeting each of them. My thoughts are with you and your families as you mourn this loss. May all the fun and loving memories keep your Mom alive in your hearts forever.

Mona Milo

October 13, 2021

Sweet sweet Tini we had many Sundays chatting , singing and even taking rides out. I’ll Cherish all those memories for years to come. You were loved by all , and touched so many of our hearts. One of your sayings I’ll always remember. Tougher than a boiled owl! That you were .You will be missed by so many , but not forgotten.

June Kordalski

October 13, 2021

Rest in peace Tini. You always treated me very special when I would come to your home with Cindy. You and Earl made two wonderful children that certainly made you proud.. Fly high Mrs. Austin. Love, June

Valerie Austin

October 13, 2021

Mimi was the Best Mother - Law ever!
She loved me, Will & Jon and we loved her.
We will miss her . We will carry her Memories in our hearts!
God has an Angel! Rest In Peace Mimi ❤️

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Biography

Althea Naum Austin
1928 - 2021


Scarborough- Althea N. Austin, died October 10th 2021, at Enclave Assisted Living, in Scarborough, at the age of 93. Born in Auburn at home on August 7, 1928. Althea was a daughter of Louis and Taso Naum, who immigrated from Albania to the U.S. through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Althea attended Auburn schools and loved being cheerleader for Edward Little High School graduating in 1946. She married Earl B. Austin, Jr. on June 7, 1948. Earl founded Austin Associates CPAs in Auburn in 1950. The couple was married for 68 years before Earl’s passing in 2015.
In their earlier years, Earl and “Tini” travelled together on many Kora Shrine trips, and would vacation in Florida following every tax season. Their favorite pastime was attending ELHS sporting events cheering on their children and grandchildren and the many friends who participated with them. They also enjoyed being with their extended family on most Sundays and weekends in Freeport at their beautiful oceanfront “camp!”
Althea is survived by her two children, Stephen B. Austin and Cynthia Sloat, wife of Brad Sloat. She was lovingly known as “Mimi’ to her grandchildren Andrew and Jeffrey Sloat, husband of Liisa Sloat, Jonathan Austin and partner Hannah Shumway, and 4 great-granddaughters Cecelia, Abigail, Althea and Aurora Sloat. She will be missed by many including niece Diana Dussling, Claire Naum, wife of George Naum, dear friend Lousie Robert and adopted son Steve Stern.
She was predeceased by Earl B. Austin, Jr., grandson William Austin, sisters Pollika Costa and Catherine Akerley, brothers Nicholas and George Naum and sister-in-laws Dorothy Buchanan and Arlene Martin.
On line condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com
Visiting Hours 11 AM-1 PM Fortin Group Auburn TUESDAY OCTOBER 19th, Service to follow at 1 PM, Committal will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so to The Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group 217 Turner St Auburn 783-8545.