Alfred Augustine Dies at 71

Alfred Augustine

Alfred “Sogo” Augustine, age 71, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22. He was born on Jan. 22, 1948, in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies, son of Eleanor Joseph and the late Cuthbert Augustine.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife of 49 years, Velth Augustine; four beautiful children: Elina (Walter), Blanche (Garfield), McAnthony (Teresia) and Moriah (Irvin); seven grandchildren: Kenneth, Marco, Soraya, Justen, Jayden, Cheyenne and Isaiah; his beloved mother, Eleanor Joseph; and 10 brothers: Rudy, Bernard, Glen, Keith, Dominique, Thomas J., Leonard, Andrew, Eddie and Thomas A.; 11 sisters: Joyce, Roma, Adele, Catherina, Martha, Angela, Roselyn, Deborah, Anna, June and Greta.

He also leaves three aunts, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many members of his community who respected, admired and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Cuthbert Augustine; his stepfather, Jerville Joseph; and his sister, Agatha Augustine.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, with a celebration of service immediately following at the same location. Pastor Reginald Joseph will officiate; interment will follow at Cruz Bay Cemetery.