John T. Quinn, age 90

of Quincy

John T. Quinn, age 90

John T. “Jack” Quinn, age 90, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in West Roxbury, to the late John J. and Katherine A. (Waldron) Quinn. Raised and educated in Dorchester, he was a proud graduate of the former Saint Peter’s School in Dorchester and Mission High School in Roxbury, Class of 1948, and attended Northeastern University in Boston. He had lived in Quincy for most of his life, spending twenty years in Yarmouth Port. John also enjoyed summering with his family in Falmouth for over thirty years.

John served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1956 during the Korean conflict and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He was employed as a field manager at IBM, Inc. in Boston for thirty-one years.

John was a lifetime member of the Cyril P. Morrisette American Legion Post #294 in Quincy and the DAV Quincy Cavanagh Post #79. He also belonged to the Cape Cod and Quincy Knights of Columbus where he was a Fourth Degree Knight.

He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and was known for always fixing things. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Golf Club of Yarmouth Port for twenty years. John was also a proud member of the ‘Mon Backs at the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

Beloved husband of the late Eleanor M. (O’Grady) Quinn and the late Patrina M. (MacDonnell) Quinn.

Devoted father of John J. Quinn and his wife MaryAnn of Hingham, Mary Sullivan and her husband Michael of Hingham, Elizabeth Gillespie and her husband Steven of Quincy, and Margaret Crump and her husband Paul of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of eleven grandchildren: Abigeal, Michael, Jake, Peter, Katherine, John, Maura, James, Mary “Meg”, Mark, and the late Michael Patrick Gillespie. Loving great grandfather of Meara, Jackson, and Wesley.

Dear brother of Reverend Peter F. Quinn, Pastor, Blessed Trinity Parish in Westford and Littleton, and the late Mary L. Hagerty.

John is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, October 28, from 3 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Peter F. Quinn in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, on Friday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the Yarmouth Food Pantry, P.O. Box 982, West Yarmouth, MA 02673-0982.


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  • Sorry for your loss Father Peter and family. 🙏

  • Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family of John Quinn who Is now in the restful repose of God’s warm embrace

    Special thoughts to his brother, Rev Peter Quinn

    Know that I and the Srs of St Joseph are holding all of you in prayer

  • Fr Peter –
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers of strength and peace to you and your family.

  • Dear Father Peter we are so sorry for your loss you are in our prayers

  • Dear Father Peter, and Family, my heart goes out to you , I’m sorry II won’t be able to attend your brothers funeral. I moved to SC last March. 🙏🤗.
    Mary Riggs

  • Dear Fr. Peter and Family,
    I am so very sorry for the great loss of your dear family member John.
    Loosing a family member is never easy, and Fr. Peter you are a very special person in our lives and I want you to know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers and please know we are thinking and praying for you!
    Nancy Martinez and Family

  • Dear Father Peter,
    Prayers, love, and condolences to you and your family for the loss of John! It is a wonderful picture of him and he obviously had your Irish smile and twinkling eyes! May the memories of him and made with him bring you warmth and joy going forward without him.
    Much love and God bless,
    The Dillons

  • Sorry for the loss of your brother . God Bless. Love , Matt & Mary Mulkern

  • Dear Fr. Peter,
    My condolences to you and John’s family. May the good Lord bury you in his arms at this most difficult time. I will keep you in prayer.

  • Father Peter-
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family. May the love and laughter you shared bring you peace.

  • Sorry for your loss Fr.
    Prayers for you and your family.
    God Bless

  • Dear Fr Peter,
    Sending you prayers and love as you mourn the death of your beloved brother! May the prayers of the many who love you sustain you at this sad time. Love Jaye Russo

  • My condolences to Father Peter and Family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you .

  • Fr Peter
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing someone so special and dear is difficult. May your memories and those who love you bring you comfort. My prayers to you and your family.

  • Sincere sympathy Quinn family your your loss. Send love and prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are praying in a special way for John and his entire family during this time. May the Lord guide and comfort you along the way.

    Christ’s peace,
    The Lamberts

  • John may you Rest In Peace god bless your beautiful family love Richard and Carol Buccheri and family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • John, Mary, Beth & Peggy,
    Please know that you are in my prayers during this difficult time. You were blessed with an exceptional father who loved deeply. He truly was one of the very best. Find comfort in knowing that you have good friends who truly care.

  • Peggy and Paul sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May He Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💕

  • Peggy and Paul I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.
    May he Fligh High on Angel’s Wings.

  • John, Mary Beth, and Peggy,
    We just found out that your loving father had passed away and we are so sorry to hear that. Our condolences and heart felt sorrow for your family is sent here. Personally I remember him as a great and well-respected father in our old Newbury Ave neighborhood, and always willing to play ball with us all down at the Atlantic ball field. Great memories of your Dad!
    Frank Sayers