John F. Bilotas

October 23, 1956 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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John Bilotas Obituary

BILOTAS - John F. “Bunker” (#141), age 66 of Braintree formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

John was born and raised in South Boston and those roots run deep. He proudly served as a member of Boston EMS for over 35 years. He started as an EMT in 1982 and then as a paramedic in 1986. During his employment, John was a loyal member of BPPA-EMS Division, also serving as secretary for many years. John was proud of his multiple accomplishments while working as a paramedic. He participated on the urban search and rescue team, special operations department, MMRS working largely on emergency preparedness, hazmat team, and trained on POP with police and fire departments.

He also spent time as an instructor teaching new EMTs and paramedics and assisted in active shooter drills and training. John was a founding member of BEMS honor guard. John earned paramedic of the year and was a Dr. Hirsch award recipient for his trauma expertise. John was a strong supporter of his fellow colleagues and all his union members and was part of peer leadership. John especially enjoyed the lifelong bond and friendships he had from working at Boston EMS. After retirement, John spent time teaching at CMTI educating EMTSs, paramedics, and fire departments, on numerous job-related skills.

Along with his union membership and Boston EMS accomplishments, John was an active member of the Braintree Rifle & Pistol Club, Quincy Lodge of Elks #943, Braintree Moose Lodge 413, and many more local clubs. John loved spending his time getting to know each and every person he came in contact with. He made a large impact on everyone he met. Whether he was local or in another country John always met someone he knew.

Beloved husband of Dianne (McGinn) Bilotas of Braintree. Devoted father of Mark Bilotas and his fiancée Kate Levine of Whitman, and Devyn Bilotas of Weymouth. Loving son of the late Albert J. and Mary M. (O’Connor) Bilotas. Dear brother of Francis Bilotas and his wife Judi of Brockton, the late Dennis Bilotas and Donald Bilotas. Caring brother-in-law of Dorothy Bilotas of Rockland, Charlene Wheeler and her husband Charles of Braintree, and Robert McGinn and his wife Edith of Braintree. Cherished buddy of his rescue kitten Sophie. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held Friday, August 11th at the McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin St., (Rte 37) BRAINTREE from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

A gathering for the celebration of Johns life; and the sharing of stories and memories will be held at The Tirrell Room ~ Quincy Elks, 254 Quarry St., QUINCY immediately following the memorial visitation.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family sincerely requests that donations in memory of John may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 ~ www.t2t.org

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Memorial Visitation
August 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
McMaster Funeral Home
86 Franklin Street
Braintree, MA 02184


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