LEOMINSTER---Michael O. Austin, 55 years old, of Leominster, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester. He is survived by his daughter Elaina Lee Austin of Grafton, sister Judy B. Holman and her husband Allen of Tulsa, OK, brother John E. Austin, Jr. and his wife Rosemarie of Leominster, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Bruce Stokes and Richmond Lewis Austin and his sister Ural O. “Sissy” Austin.
Michael was born April 30, 1962 in Shirley, son of John E. and Eddie Lee (Stokes) Austin, Sr. and was life long resident of Leominster. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1981 and was presently a Freshman Football Coach at Leominster High. Michael had been the manager of Wyman’s Liquors in Fitchburg for several years and was a local DJ. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Ayer and was a founding member of the Blue Devils Football Club. He coached football in Leominster at various levels for the past 35 years, coached Little League Baseball in Leominster for several years and umpired baseball in the area for 23 years.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 9 am in the New Hope Baptist Church, 139 Sandy Pond Road, Ayer. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 1st from 5 to 8 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Coach Mike Austin may be made to a Leominster youth sports program of the donor’s choice. There will be a “Celebration of Life For Coach Mike Austin” on Saturday, June 24th from 2-7 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 484 Lancaster Street, Leominster.
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