PHILIP L. AUSTIN

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.

SANGERVILLE – Philip L. Austin, 69, died Dec. 21, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Newport, the son of Earl and Doris (Holt) Austin. For the past 17 years, Philip made his home with Keith and Audry Page on their farm in Sangerville and was just like one of the family. He helped Keith on the farm, loved fishing, horses and was a participant in the Special Olympics. Philip had a heart of gold and all those who knew him soon grew to love him. He is survived by a brother, Wayne and wife, Barbara Austin, of Sarasota, Fla.; two nieces, one nephew; special friends, Keith Page, Jeanette and Harry Cormier, Kathy and Larry Hooper, Douglas Page, Joey Page, Harland Parker and Ed and Jeanne Adams. He was predeceased by two sisters, Earline Smith and Geraldine Avery; and by Audry Page. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Sangerville Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Charlotte White Center, P.O. Box 380, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guest book go to www.crosbyneal.com.

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