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KILRAIN, Joseph Michael Age 68, of Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of Sandwich, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The son of the late John Joseph Kilrain and Theresa Quinn Kilrain, Joe was raised in Braintree, Massachusetts and graduated from Braintree High School in 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Army following graduation and served from January 1970 – February 1972, including service in the Vietnam War. He remained enlisted in the Army National Guard until 2010, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and pilot in the 1059th Medical CO (Air Ambulance) at Camp Edwards, Joint Base Cape Cod. After returning from Vietnam, Joe graduated with honors from the Aviation Careers Institute in Norwood, MA. Prior to his retirement, Joe was a Captain for American Eagle/Envoy airline for over 25 years. He was also an experienced flight instructor, aviation expert, and helicopter pilot. Joe enjoyed spending time with his golden retriever, Edgar, driving his Corvette, and sketching. Joe was the beloved brother of Kathleen Kilrain, Paul Kilrain and wife Susan, Terence Kilrain and wife Laura, Michael Kilrain and wife Dana, Vice Adm. USN Colin Kilrain and wife Susan, and John Kilrain. Cherished uncle of Katherine, Aidan, Teaghan, Declan, Ronan, Quintan, Quinn, Sean, Liam, Maura, Taryn, and Jake Kilrain. Joe is also survived by his lifelong, treasured friends, Warren and Cathi Weeden. Joe was a dear friend to all who knew him, and he will be remembered for his kind heart, generosity, and sweet smile. A Memorial Mass is planned for the spring. Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Contributions in his honor may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108 or to: Friends of mvyradio, Inc., P.O. Box 1148, Tisbury, MA 02568 or to http://www.friendsofmvyradio.org

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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 13, 2019
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