John T. Austin was a son, grandson, father, nephew, cousin, and friend who made us proud of his accomplishments and unselfish acts of kindness. He always gave 100% to being a Marine and firefighter, placing others before himself. When a fellow student was bullied or lost their way in life, John was known to step in to help.
He was a member of the City of Quincy Fire Department for 11 years. He especially enjoyed working at Engine 5. John was born in Boston and grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts, which introduced him to our country’s history and fostered a love of politics. He loved having lively discussions with his fellow firefighters or anyone in his company, taking the side of either a Republican or Democrat depending on the opposing view.
He is survived by his parents, John and Lillian Austin; his sister, Jane; his fiancée, Kari Brown; and his son, John W. Austin.