Paul T. Austin, Jr. January 13, 1930 - March 10, 2021

Paul T. Austin Jr., of Dorchester, died Wednesday March 10, 2021.  He was 91 years old.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia,  Paul was a longtime employee for the City of Boston, working in the Park and Recreation Department.  After retirement he continued to do work as a handyman and no job was too small.  Paul was known for giving back to his community; he volunteered at the YMCA, bingo and was well known as a referee for Pop-Warner, high school, and greater Boston Basketball.  He loved his walks and playing Keno.  Most of all Paul loved spending time with his family and friends.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Beloved husband of Wanda Harris-Austin of Boston.  Loving father of Deborah P. Austin of Dorchester, Alicia V. Austin of South Boston, Paul Eric Austin of Brockton, Maurice Austin of California, Tracy Austin of Mattapan, Kenneth A. Austin of Boston, and Damon L. Austin of New Hampshire.  Brother of the late Ray and James Austin.  Paul is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday March 18, 2021 at 11:00am.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home prior to the service from 9-11AM.  Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston.

Funeral Service:
Thursday March 18, 2021 at 11 AM

Visiting Hours:
Thursday March 18, 2021 9-11 AM

Dolan Funeral Home
1140 Washington Street

Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston.


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    Vickie Fuller says

    Austin family, so sorry for the loss of your dad and my Pops. Just Know that God is with each of you during this difficult time. He was a good soul and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Blessings, Vickie Fuller 💞

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    Kimberly Miller says

    Harris, Austin family I’m so very sorry for your loss of a great guy! Paul may you rest in heavenly peace 🙏❤

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    Tracey Brown says

    To my dear Aunt Alice and Cousins Vickie, Deb, Toot, Rick, Bink, Tracy, Kenny and Damon I am so sorry for your loss. A man that touched so many lives and held so many titles: Son; Brother; Husband; Dad; Uncle; Cousin; Grandpa; Friend; Neighbor; Coach; Mr. Austin. He is the last of the Mohicans, the last Forrest family member that lived on 10 1/2 Street, Charlottesville VA. Thank you for helping me find the farm in Ivy VA. What a great rejoicing there is up there where he’s restored and reunited with the Lord and his ancestors that went before him.

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    Shirley Brown says

    To my cousins,

    So sorry to hear about Dad, wish I could have been home by your side. May he rest in heaven with the rest of family. When I come home, will miss not seeing him. Sending love, hugs, and kisses your way. Love you all so much. Hope to see you guys soon.

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