Quincy’s Joseph Brill Death: Quincy’s Joseph Brill, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, while attending the Quincy-North Quincy Thanksgiving Day football game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. He is being remembered as a loyal veterans advocate and devoted community volunteer. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth. He is Remembered For Devotion To Veterans, Other Worthy Community Causes
He is a 1974 graduate of Quincy High School, served in the United States Navy from 1975 to 1979, and had been stationed aboard the USS America. He later worked for the Massachusetts State Lottery. A supporter of veterans’ causes, he was an active member of the Sons of American Legion, Squadron 294, Morrisette American Legion Post, and had been serving as the squadron’s commander at the time of his death. Mr. Brill’s wife, Terry, is a member of Post 294’s Ladies Auxiliary.
He participated in numerous veterans’ events over the years, speaking at SAL ceremonies and marching in parades. aside from supporting veterans, he was Quincy’s unofficial ambassador for the sport of baseball and one of the biggest fans of the Boston Red Sox, in Quincy. In September 2013, It was at one such game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, he suffered a near-fatal heart attack. In September 2014, nearly one year to the day after his heart attack, Mr. Brill had the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Red Sox home game against the Baltimore Orioles, joined on the mound by the EMTs who had rushed to his aid.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Brill had yet to be announced by the family