Doris Rieger Augur, 70, loving wife of 51 years of Clifford E. Augur, Jr. of Crest Ave. East Haven, passed away July 10, 2006 after a brief illness. She was born in Kearny, NJ, Jan. 26, 1936 a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Doris McElrath Rieger and lived in Hamden before moving to East Haven in 1987. She was employed at the Easter Seal Goodwill Rehabilitation Center in New Haven as a clerical instructor for 20 years before her retirement in 2001. Mrs. Augur was member of Christ Church of West Haven and St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Spring Hill, Fl. Doris loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and also enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and painting. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children and spouses, Clifford E. "Gale" Augur III of WH., Patricia Augur "Fred" Ferrara of Prospect, Bradley J. "Yetta" Augur of Cheshire, Nancy Augur "Michael" Mongillo of Cheshire, 3 sisters, Jean Rich of Somerville, SC, Virginia Pope of Wallingford, Joanne Strait of Milford, a step brother, Kenneth Bailey of Guilford, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Eileen Crane, a granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Mongillo, and a step brother Arthur Bailey. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Friday morning July 14, at 10:15 a.m. Funeral service in Christ Church, Church St., West Haven at 11 a.m. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ FWY, Suite 250, Dallas TX, 75244 (972-855-1600)

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  1. Hi Trish, I signed the guestbook already but I can’t find it so I am writing to you again. I just wanted to say that if you need someone to talk to please call me. I miss my mom very much, she was my best friend. The only thing that makes me have a little peace with it is that I know she is with my dad and her favorite sister. I love my mom very much and still cry and think of her every. The pain never goes away it just gets dull. I’m sorry I can’t make it to the wake, it would be very trumatic and upsetting for me. I hope you understand. Love Maria

  2. May I extend my deepest sympathy to the loving family of Doris Augur. Doris and I met when we attended a retreat for Cancer patients in Madison. She was a lovely person and greeted everyone with a smile in spite of her trials. We began our therapy at St. Raphael’s and were on the same morning schedule. Doris was always upbeat and was an inspiration in courage to all of us around her that were fearful of the days ahead. I was devastated to learn that God had called her home before we had the chance to gab over tea which we had planned to do since we live so close to one another. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Doris and to be a small part of her life and she of mine. Her suffering is over and we must pull from the strength that she offered us so generously. Peace be with her now and forever.

  3. To all Dorie’s family. I will miss her so much, she has always been a part of my life and I loved her dearly. We had many good years together and I will always have the memories we shared with Cliff and Walt over the years. It is hard to say good bye to her Love and prayers, Jean

  4. We are so sorry we couldn’t make it. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Although we haven’t known Doris very long we found her to be a very caring, loving person and we will miss her deeply. Our Love, Barbara and Tony

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