Joseph A. Augustini ’62 died on April 14, 2009, at home in North Hampton, New Hampshire, after a long battle with skin cancer.
He was born on March 26, 1941, in Framingham, Mass., and graduated from Natick (Mass.) High School. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he spent two years at the University of Colorado and one year at Denver University before graduating from Harvard Business School in 1972. He also served for eight years as an electronics officer in the Air Force, retiring as a captain in 1970. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation for Meritorious Service. In his civilian career, he worked for Metropolitan Life in the private placement investment department, where he worked on venture capital, real estate and leveraged buyouts. He retired as a corporate vice president after 24 years at the company. He moved to New Hampshire in 1998 and became an active member of Synergy and a certified level 3 yoga instructor with Pathways Yoga. He taught yoga in the schools and at Exeter Adult Education. He enjoyed reading, solving New York Times crossword puzzles, music, nature and athletics. He was a bike club member for many years, completing many bike marathons and a bike ride up Mount Washington. He is survived by his mother, Vincenza Augustini; his wife of 46 years, Virginia Rich Augustini; three sons, Joseph Scott Augustini, Peter Augustini, and Michael Augustini ’89; two brothers, David Augustini and Charles Augustini; four sisters, Charlotte Augostini, Denise Mianti, Roberta Augustini, and Mary Ellen Austin; and six grandchildren.