Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A memorial service will be held for Austin James Hood on Friday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Longshore Country Club in Westport.
The 2010 Staples High School graduate, most recently a student at Loyola University in New Orleans, died in New Orleans on Oct. 26. He was 20.
The family issued the following announcement: “Friends of Austin, and of the Hood family, are warmly invited to share this terribly sad, but special, occasion with us. There will be a remembrance service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., followed by a reception with food and drinks from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., when we hope everyone who knew Austin will share their memories of him.
“Austin died peacefully in New Orleans on October 26th. He was 20 years old. Austin was an extraordinary young man with a loving heart and a hopeful spirit.
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