John T QuinnNovember 4, 1926 ~ October 24, 2016 (age 89)
John T. Quinn, a long-time resident of Stoughton and World War II Veteran of the United States Army passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday October 24, 2016. He was 89 years old and the beloved husband of Vincenza R. “Vina” (DellaPenna) Quinn of Stoughton and the loving stepfather of Anthony F. Egitto and his wife Kathy of Holbrook, Cheryl A. (Cartwright) Kearney and her husband Mike of East Bridgewater and the late Karen M. Egitto and Frank E. Cartwright. He was also the grandfather of Danielle Egitto, Vanessa Kearney, Michael Kearney, David Egitto and Valerie Kearney. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews. He was also a brother to the late Lenora Dana Gardiner, Margaret “Peggy” Dugdale, Theresa McNeil and Ellen Berriman.
Born November 4, 1926 in Cranston, Rhode Island, he was the only son born to the late Joseph Henry Quinn and Mary Catherine (O’Connor) Quinn. John attended Cranston Public Schools and was a graduate of Cranston East High School. While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, PFC Quinn proudly served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. Upon his return to the states from active duty he became a police officer for The Town of Cranston. He then relocated to Massachusetts and was employed as a mail carrier for many years by the United States Postal Service in Boston, Massachusetts and later on as a store manager with the Sherwin Williams Paint Store in Stoughton. John was a long-time member of the YMCA in Easton where he enjoyed swimming and spending time with his friends. He also enjoyed attending sporting events and watching all sports. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football and basketball teams. John loved spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed and always in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:45 A.M. from the Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton. Burial with military funeral honors will immediately follow at 10:45 A.M. in the Massachusetts Veteran’s National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Town Of Stoughton, Veteran’s Services Office, C/O Michael Pazyra, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton,MA 02072 in John’s memory, would be appreciated.
Town Of Stoughton - Veteran’s Services Office
C/O Michael Pazyra, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton MA 02072