Margaret Mary Aust
Margaret Mary Aust , 84 years, peacefully passed away at her home on
Saturday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. Born on August 7, 1929 in Buffalo, NY
to George W. and Margaret K.( Baranyay) Hedges. She was married
March 29, 1958 in Toms River, NJ to Theodore “Ted” Aust, he died
December 2003. She was also proceeded in death by a sister Gladys H.
Rice in 2010. Growing up in NYC, in her youth Margaret was an elevator
operator in the Empire State Building. In 1950’s she worked at the Green
Frog Restaurant in Waycross, GA with the Darden brothers who later
established the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains. She was a cashier
for the Walter Reade Family Theaters in NJ. Early 1970’s Margaret was
one of the first female bus drivers to drive for the Toms River, NJ
School Corporation. She drove for close to 30 years before retiring in
1998. She moved to Middlebury, IN in 2003 where she worked as a
hostess at Rulli's restaurant. She was a talented crafter and seamstress
and loved decorating for every holiday. She enjoyed volunteering weekly
at the Depot in Goshen, IN. She was a lover of all animals and doted on
her pets. Her furry companion “Sassy” will miss her dearly. Marge will be
remembered by her friends, neighbors and family for her independent
spirit , her great energy and her creative and outgoing personality.
Margaret is survived by her five children : Kenneth David (Pat) Roberts
of Ft Walton Beach, FL, Ronald ( Barbara) Roberts of Wilmington, NC,
Cindi (John) Juliano of, Middlebury, IN, Janice Fennell of Jacksonville,
NC and Gary T. Aust of Crestview, FL.
8 Grandchildren- Ron (Lesley) Roberts, Brian Roberts, Dustin ( Shannon)
Roberts, Heather ( Dedric) Matthews, Christopher (Ashley) Fennell,
Janine (Nick) Theriault, Katie Juliano and Jeffrey Juliano.
9 GrGrandchildren: Adam, Sarah , Jaina, and Chloe Roberts, Dejah and
Dawnte’ Matthews, Brevyn Nolan Theriault, Ryleigh Grace Theriault
and Ayden Fennell . Also surviving Margaret are brother, George W.
Hedges Jr. of Palm Springs, CA and sister JoAnne Laible of
Chatsworth NJ. , 2 nieces and 1 nephew, and her dearest friend of 75
years, Marion Fountain of Merrick, L.I., NY. At her request Margaret will
be cremated. Visitation is scheduled from 1 - 3 pm on Saturday May 17th
followed by a small memorial service in honor and celebration of her life
beginning at 3:00pm all at the First United Methodist Church, 301South
Main Street Middlebury. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is
assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Margaret had
requested that memorial contributions be made to Goshen Home Care &
Hospice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or an Animal Shelter/Charity of
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My condolences to the entire Aust family. I have many fond memories of
your mom. She made my days as a teenager enjoyable. I shared many
laughs and watch way to many movies at the Dover Theater thanks to
one of the kindest souls I have ever met. Your mom was one of a kind. My
life was made better because she was part of my life as a young adult.
Thank you all for sharing her with me.
From: Wayne Packen
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow.
From: Cliff and Karen Dawson
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My deepest condolences to the entire family. I have many fond
memories of your Mom since I have known your family since Cindi and I
were three. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
From: Amy Ericsson Oyer
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Sending heartfelt condolences to Cindi and her family. Your mother lived
a colorful life. She touched the lives and hearts of many.
From: Laurie Crespo
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Our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Aust. She was a very
special lady who will be missed very much. But we can rejoice in
knowing that she is now with the Lord and we have the blessed hope of
a glorious reunion some day. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers
are with you.
From: Laurie and Joseph Brower