Walter G. Austin, BFD Retired

Austin, Walter

Walter G. Austin (BFD, Retired), of Dorchester, age 93, passed away surrounded by his loving family, March 18, 2016.

Beloved husband of 59 years of the late Mary (McGregor). Loving father of Walter F. and his wife Suzanne of Mashpee, John D. and his wife Lillian of Quincy, William G. (BFD Ret.) and his wife Ann of Dorchester, Marianne Austin of Boulder, CO, Michael D. and his wife Lorraine of Holbrook, Paul X. and his wife Mary of Dorchester, Rita Austin and her husband Richard Maciaszczyk of Milton, Anne and her husband Jim Nichols of Weymouth and Jeanne Austin and her husband Bernard Greaney of Milton. Son of the late Walter F. and Mary (Daly). Brother of Muriel O’Donnell of Randolph, Paul Austin of Quincy and the late Rita Greland and Robert Austin. Devoted grandfather of 25 grandchildren, the late John Austin QFD and 21 great-grandchildren.

Walter served his country proudly in the US Marines in WWII as a Plank Member 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and New Guinea.  Retired firefighter, BFD, Ladder 4.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church,  2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Wednesday March 23 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders (