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Michael J. Austin

Michael J. Austin
  • December 27, 1944 - November 23, 2016
  • North Granby, Connecticut

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“Dear Austin Family,It was, indeed, very sorrowful to learn of Mike\'s passing at an early age. Time has a way of going by too quickly, catching some...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Wenzel

“Michael was an amazing and resourceful person. Teaching with antidotes and a sincere interest in his students and their futures was his primary...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I was saddened to hear about the loss of Mike. I knew him as a colleague at Enfield High School during the 1980's. Mike was a dedicated teacher who...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Johnson

“Mike was a wise man with a sharp mind and gentle heart. He imparted much wisdom and guidance over the years that made life more interesting,...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Marie

“Carolyn Broadright Baughman- I 'm sorry for your loss. I was happy to get to see him and talk with him at our 50th Class Reunion of Cuyahoga Falls....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Broadright Baughman

“Michael was to me an amazing professional friend and fellow teacher at Enfield Hight School through my teaching career. At a number of times Michael...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Newell G Murri - Springfield, MA


7 of 10 | Posted by: Newell G Murri - Sprinfield, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Sally and your family. Michael was a great friend and colleague at EHS. I remember the many conversations we shared regarding...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis Murphy - South Hadley, MA

“my sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you and may our Lord Jesus...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jay

“Michael Austin was a great math teacher in a department of great math teachers.His humor and love of subject made him respected by all.I enjoyed all...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John Fletcher


Michael J. Austin, 71, of North Granby, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Michael handled this devastating disease with humor, grace, and dignity. Born in Akron, OH, he leaves his loving wife Sally after nearly 50 years of marriage; his sister, Kathy Rupp, sister-in-law Janice Penland, nieces and nephews, Diana, Paul, Lynne , Laura, Lisha ; and many great nieces and nephews; cousins, Mark, Lester, Linda, and his beloved cats, Cooper, Tara, Teddy, and Berkeley. Michael taught mathematics for 37 years at Enfield High School and was an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford for 8 years. He served as President of the Enfield Teacher's Association. He loved animals, woodworking, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and had a passion for all things mechanical and math related. The family would like to thank Dr. Hong and Dr. Eisenberg and the many wonderful friends and caretakers who so lovingly supported him. His family will receive friends Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016, 10 am at the HayesHuling & Carmon Funeral Home, followed by burial at Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Cat Tales, Inc. PO Box 901, Middletown, CT 06457 or Granby Land Trust, PO Box 23, Granby, CT 06035. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com