---- — Dolores Marie Augustine, 70, of Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Cleveland, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Kropinak) Smith. She married James Augustine on June 5, 1965, in Cleveland.
Dolores was a beautician, a caterer and was night shift manager at Bonanza in Mt. Vernon. She also was a caseworker for the Day Care Food Program with the State of Illinois. She was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Crossroads Stitchers Quilt Club. She was an avid reader and flower gardener, took great loving care of her pets and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and loved cooking for her family.
She is survived by husband, James W. Augustine of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Alicia Griffith and husband John of Maryville and Maret Visser and husband Glen of Mt. Vernon; two grandsons, Max Visser and Samuel Visser of Mt. Vernon; brother, Michael Smith, Jr. of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Richard Augustine and wife Pat of Cleveland; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with The Very Reverend John C. Iffert, V.F. officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or St. Mary School and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.