Joseph Anthony Augustine
Joseph Anthony Augustine Sr., 90, of Hermitage passed away peacefully at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage, surrounded by family.
Mr. Augustine was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Erie, Pa., a son of the late Charles and Jenny (Bruno) Augustine. He was a graduate of Erie Cathedral Prep High School and attended Gannon University, where he later taught water treatment classes.
Joe served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was employed by the City of Erie sewage treatment plant until 1967, when he and his family moved to Hermitage. He then worked as the superintendent for the City of Hermitage water pollution control plant for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
Active in the community, Joe also served as a Hermitage commissioner for many years, including five years as board president, and was a past president of the Upper Shenango Sewer Authority.
Joe was an active member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
His wife, the former Carmella Josephine Villabona, whom he married Sept. 11, 1954, passed away Feb. 7, 1993.
Surviving are: a son, Joseph A. Augustine Jr., of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; four grandchildren, Jessica Augustine, Joey Augustine, Carla Lee and her husband Quentin and Jennifer Blum and her husband Robert, and their mother, Helen Augustine, all of Sharon; and four great-grandchildren, Liliah, Quentin, Jr., Gianna and Jaxson. He also leaves two sisters, Joan Zonno and Theresa Chessario and her husband Joseph; and a brother, Charles Augustine and his wife Nancy, all of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by a son, David A. Augustine.

Joseph Anthony Sr., 90, of Hermitage.
Funeral service: Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday (11-9-19) in the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements by the J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on November 5, 2019


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Theresa Augustine Chessario
Nov 07, 2019
To my Nephew Joey & Jessica, Cala, Joey ,Jennifer, Helen . To my great nieces & Nephew thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ for all you did to make my brothers life a happy one. You went above an beyond what Grandchild do for their grandfather. Please know that your love An care allowed him to see 90. This alsogoes for you Helen. He was my big brother but also my best friend. I will.ove anmiss him for the rest of my life.❤️❤️❤️💙❤️
Rita Serafini
Nov 06, 2019
Family and loved ones of Joe Augustine,
My sincere sympathy at your loss. He was a dear friend and contemporary of my Uncle, Joe Bruno. My parents loved his visits when he came to Erie. Cherish your memories of this wonderful guy.
Ralph and heather thomas
Nov 06, 2019
Sorry for your loss ❤
Sally Mezler
Nov 06, 2019
To the beautiful Augustine family. Many of you I have never met, but I know if there is Augustine blood running in your veins we are connected. To the grandchildren. My mother Gioia and your grandfather were first cousins. I have know your grandfather all my 72 years. Years ago when my husband Frank had tournament in Sharron we stopped to visit him. He opened his home with open arms and just about pulled out everything in his refrigerator.. he gave us restaurants to go to and we did. The best. You all were so blessed. I even have the fan he brought home from the service he gave to my mother. And to my family here in Erie and their children. We have awesome memories. Let’s hold them dear... to our hearts. All my love and prayers for all. Frank and Sally MezlerRead more