Iona H. Austin, 92

Iona Austin

LIMERICK — Iona H. Austin, 92, passed away at Springbrook Center on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

She was born in Cherryfield, on April 21, 1926, a child of the late Harlon and Mary (Morse) Grant. Besides raising her family, Iona worked at Shaw’s Supermarkets as a clerk, and retired from Fairchild Semiconductor after 23 years as a supervisor.

She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Austin; a son, Dennis Austin; and siblings Nina, Harlon, Errol, Russell and Arnold.

Iona is survived by her children, Wayne Austin of Morganton, N.C., Terry Austin of Naples, David Austin and Jay Austin of Limerick; a brother, Homer Grant, of Saco; a sister, Roberta Grant Black, of Bass Harbor; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at a later date at South Buxton Cemetery.

Online condolence messages may be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website at

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