Leroy E. Austin, 85, of Stoddard and formerly of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2023 with the love of his family by his side at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.
He was born to the late Leah (Sweat) and Louis M. Austin on October 20, 1937, in Brattleboro, VT. Leroy was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School, class of 1956.
After graduation, Leroy served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC-E2.
On October 20, 1956, Leroy exchanged vows with the love of his life, Marjorie M. Brown, at St. Stanislaus in Winchester.
Leroy was very well known within Cheshire County as he worked for the Town of Winchester in varying roles for over 45 years, most recently as their Building Inspector, Code Enforcement and Health Officer until he retired in 2017. He also was a proud owner of Austin’s Enterprise for 30 years and worked for Cheshire Oil and Fairfield’s.
Along with working, Leroy enjoyed repairing and restoring cars. He also enjoyed his time being a part of the Moose Club for the past 50 years.
Mr. Austin is survived by his beloved wife, Marjorie Austin of Stoddard, and their four children Terri L. Whippie and her husband Mark of Keene, Bruce A. Austin and his wife Susan of Winchester, Mike Austin and his wife Lorraine of Richmond, and Timothy P. Austin and his significant other Stacey of Hinsdale. He is also survived by his two siblings, Lorraine Bellows of Langdon, Philip Austin and his wife Debbie of Greenfield, MA. His grandchildren, Danielle Rounds, Nicole Rounds, Christin Nichols and her significant other Christopher, Monica Truesdale, Amanda Austin, Eric Austin, Amelia Austin, Chad Austin and his wife Jennifer, Kaitlin Boudreau and her husband Jason, and his great-grandchildren Logan Austin, Chase Austin, Liam Howe, Hunter Truesdale, Kingston Austin and Lexie Austin. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Leroy is preceded in death by his parents and his grandson Michael Austin who
passed in 2015.
The family requests that donations be made to the Town of Stoddard EMS in lieu of flowers.
A service will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 6:00 pm in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. A burial will be later in the spring of 2023 with dates and times to be announced later online. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.