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Kathryn L. Austin

February 2, 1953 — December 12, 2023

Meriden, CT

Kathryn L. Austin

Kathryn L. Austin, 70, of Meriden, CT, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at the Curtis Home in Meriden.   

Kathryn was born on February 2, 1953 in Southington, CT to the late Vernon and Hazel (Gregg) Austin.

She proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years. Kathy lived her life with a strong faith and cherished her beloved cats.

Kathy is survived by her siblings: Russel Austin and his wife Margaret of East Hampton, Roberta Lasek and her husband Steven of Meriden and Karen Austin, both of Meriden, and Laura Murray and her husband Tim of AZ. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Steven Austin.

Kathy’s family would like to thank the entire staff at the Curtis Home in Meriden, especially Lauren, Anne and Peggy, for their kindness, compassion and the wonderful care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans ( or by doing something special for a Veteran.

A graveside service for close family and friends with military honors will be held in the springtime at the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown, CT. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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