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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 38
Year of Death: 2013

John T. Austin

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.

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  1. John,

    Think of you often, and always will remember hearing your voice booming when you would walk into E5. Remember all of the laughs, Marylou’s Coffee, Hawaiian Pizzas at L2 and E5, and how proud you were of your son.

    – FF Christopher Barry
  2. You made your family very proud John. We all miss your liveliness around the holidays! RIP John, you are loved and missed everyday!

    – Julie DiGirolamo
  3. Johnnie A. you were the senior man on my crew, a leader, a teacher and someone I could count on to get the job done. It’s a damn shame it all came to an end so abruptly.

    – Capt. Peter Williams