Cartwright Funeral Homes


AUSTIN, John B. of Rockland, formerly of Holbrook passed away on December 27, 2020 at the age of 82. Born in Brockton, John was raised in Holbrook and educated in Weymouth graduating from Weymouth Vocational High School. Upon graduation, he went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Air Force. John was a retired Firefighter in Holbrook, where he served his community for 38 years. He was a kind and hard-working man who will be missed by all who knew him. Beloved husband of the late Rita A. (Powers) Austin. Loving father of Brian Austin of Duxbury, Jeffrey Austin and his wife Shelby of Marshfield and Paula Sullivan of Marshfield. Dear son of the late George B. and Hazel F. (Mauss) Austin. Devoted brother Donald Austin of Holbrook. Cherished grandfather of Abby Austin, Amelia Austin, Eliza Austin, Lilly Austin and Jack Austin. John is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 4th from 5:00 Ė 8:00 PM at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 S. Franklin St., Holbrook. A Private Graveside Service and burial will be held on Tuesday, January 5th in Union Cemetery, Holbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Johnís name to Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit

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