Charles Augustini Was Millwright, Loved Travel

Charles Augustini of St. Petersburg, Fla., died on Friday, August 2, in Vineyard Haven.

He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Framingham and lived many years in Natick with his wife, Vincenza (Naticchioni).

He worked at General Motors in Framingham for more than 30 years as a millwright and as a UAW representative, retiring in 1981. His greatest joy was traveling with his wife about the country visiting with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Joseph of New Hampshire, Charlotte of Wareham, David of Ohio, Charles of Bellingham, Denise (Mianti) of Maryland, Roberta of Vineyard Haven and Mary Ellen (Austin) of Kansas; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ernest of Natick; his sister, Angie Canesi of Milford, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 6, at St. Augustine's Church in Vineyard Haven. Memorial donations may be made to The Diabetes Foundation, Mass Chapter, 31 Spring Hill avenue, Marlboro, MA 01752.

Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.