Augustine Brickhouse, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Saratoga Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born on March 28, 1932, in Ossining, NY, the daughter of the late James Smith and Sarah “Belle” Collins Smith.
Augustine worked at Wesley Health Care in Saratoga Springs as a CNA for many years.
Augustine enjoyed going to church every Sunday and did daily prayers for hours for her family and friends. She loved playing bingo with her friends every week and loved doing word search puzzles. Augustine had a passion for praying and helping others. To know her was to love her.
Augustine is survived by her son, Alburn Brickhouse; daughter, Cherrie VanDerburg (William); sister, Sarah Timms; grandchildren, Rahshida Jean, Jose VanDerburg, Connor VanDerburg, Jerome Smith; great-grandchild, Marquis Johnson; extended family and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Seth Brickhouse; son Albert Smith; sister Vivian Smith; brothers James Thomas, Arthur Smith, and William Smith.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, November 1, 2021, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York, with Pastor Steve Harness officiating.
Family and friends may call from 10:00am to 11:45am prior to the service at the funeral home.
A graveside service will follow at Greenridge Cemetery, 17 Green Ridge Pl, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Augustine can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or a charity of your choice.
Due to the ongoing public health concerns of COVID-19 social distancing as well as wearing of a face mask is recommended.
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