SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Elizabeth Josephine Augustinovich, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Weathersfield, Vt., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth S. Kamel. She attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School. On June 14, 1947, she was married to John P. Augustinovich. He predeceased her on June 2, 2014.
They owned and operated a second generation dairy farm well into their 80s on Elm Hill in Springfield. In addition to working the farm, she enjoyed gardening and raised seven children.
She is survived by her six daughters Sandy Miller and her husband Robert of Walpole, N.H., Nancy Salo of Frederica, Del., Sherry Brosseau of Clifton Park, N.Y., Patty Augustinovich of Bethel, Vt., Joanne Greene of Springfield, and Susan Ballard of Springfield; one son Peter Augustinovich of Springfield; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; five brothers John, Mike, Floyd, Fran, and Joe Kamel; and by four sisters Helen Kamel, Ida Lavoie, Lee Lavoie, and Mary Wilson.
Per her wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Elm Hill Farm. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, VT 05156. Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.