Obituaries

Lorraine & John Quinn

December 2nd, 2011

Lorraine E. (Clark) Quinn, age 82, November 28, 2011 and her husband John L. Quinn, Sr., age 86, November 30, 2011, both of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by their family.

Lorraine was born in Boston, MA on October 20, 1929, she was the cherished daughter of the late Harold and Marjorie (Aulenbach) Clark. Lorraine was raised and educated in Woburn, MA and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

John was born May 11, 1925, in Wakefield, where he was raised and educated, he was a graduate of Wakefield High School. John was the dear son of the late John and Josephine (McIntosh) Quinn.

John was drafted into the United States Army in July of 1943 where he received training as a Sharpshooter. John served all over Central Europe, he was instrumental in capturing enemy positions by ground attack and was very experienced in the use of all hand weapons and communications. John was a proud member of Company G 393rd Infantry Regiment and was very decorated for his war efforts, he received the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, and Sharpshooter Rifle Expert Combat Infantry Badge. John was honorably discharged on November 11, 1945.

Following his return from the Army, John took a job at Barry Controls Company where he worked his way up to Manufacturing Manager. John was known to be a “workaholic”, he retired following 36 years as a dedicated and faithful employee.

John and Lorraine were married in 1950, celebrating over 61 years together and making memories to last for generations to come. They lived in Woburn for several years before moving to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised their children. Family was most important to John and Lorraine, they enjoyed family celebrations, holidays, and vacations, cherishing every moment spent with their children and grandchildren, they were very proud of their families accomplishments and never wanted to miss anything.

As a couple, John and Lorraine enjoyed many things together, they loved all kinds of music, especially Country Music, and they loved to dance. John and Lorraine became avid Square Dancers and were members of the Skirts and Flirts Square Dancing Club in Wilmington. They also liked to go on trips with the Wilmington Recreation Department, especially the trips to Foxwoods.

While John enjoyed working in the yard and golfing in his younger years, Lorraine loved to go to the beach and the mountains.

John will be remembered for his quiet demeanor, he was gentle and reserved.

Lorraine was feisty and fearless and enjoyed being with people. Lorraine never let her illness get the best of her, nothing was going to stop her from making the most out of life.

John and Lorraine will both be remembered for their devotion to their family and friends, they were wonderful and kind people who will be greatly missed.

Lorraine and John were the beloved parents of Kathleen Powers and her husband Peter of Winchester, Maureen Quinn of Lowell, John L. “Jay” Quinn, Jr. of Wilmington, Barbara Savell and her husband Mark of Hudson, Timothy Quinn and his wife Kerri of West Roxbury, and Jeffrey Quinn and his wife Carroll of Tewksbury, loving grandparents of Michaela and Kyle Savell, Jack and Josie Quinn, Megan and Timothy Quinn. Lorraine was the dear sister of Robert Clark and his wife Gail of Naples, FL, Judith Vollmar and her husband Peter of Reading, and the late Harold Clark. John was the dear brother of Helen Fuller of Danvers, Dorothy Morris and her husband James of Reading, Brenda Cleary of Wakefield, and the late Mary Burke, Richard Quinn, and Kathleen Sheedy. Lorraine and John are also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Route 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 2-6 p.m. A Private Interment will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at a later date. Memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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24 Entries in Guest Book for “Lorraine & John Quinn”

  1. Judy and Dan Sweeney says:

    Jeff and Carol,
    We want to extend our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your parents and in laws. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  2. John and Pat Lambert says:

    Jeff, Carroll and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.May all your good memories bring you comfort.

  3. Dave and Liz Sullivan says:

    Dear Quinn Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief

  4. Costello's says:

    Jeff & Carol and family,
    We were so sorry for your loss. Our thougts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Elaine Maninos says:

    The staff of the Wilmington Lowell Five send our sincere sympathy for your loss. I have know Lorraine and John for many, many years. I enjoyed our visits and loved seeing them come into the bank. They were special people who made others’ lives better for having known them. May God grant you strength through this difficult time.

  6. Jimbo and Cheryl McHugh says:

    Jeff,

    Cheryl and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this Difficult time.

  7. Kathleen Lewis says:

    Maureen,

    I am saddened to hear of such a tremendous loss to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Doreen(Bowman)McBride says:

    I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I have such great memories of your mom and dad. They were such wonderful friends to my parents. My heart is with all of you.
    Love, Doreen

  9. Pat Onanian, RNC says:

    Dear Kathleen & Family,

    My prayers are with you & yours at this difficult time. May Mom & Dad be forever in your hearts.

    Sincerely,
    Pat Onanian RN-HHVNA @ Saints Medical Center

  10. Ellen Dean says:

    Jeff and Carroll, I was so sad to hear of your dear Mother and Father’s death. I only pray that God gives all of your family peace and the tranquility of knowing they are now in Heaven. Your neighbors on Green St. Ellen, Jackie, Cathy, and Rosella Dean.

  11. Nancy Greenwood says:

    Maureen,

    I’m sorry to hear of your parent’s passing. It’s hard to lose one parent but to have both pass at the same time must be very difficult. I’m sending my prayers and thoughts that you’ll be consoled that they are together in heaven with no more pain.

    Take care,
    Nancy

  12. Sharyn & Joe Richard says:

    Barbara & Mark,

    The obituary is such a beautiful tribute to your parents. We’re praying for God’s grace and strength to get you through this difficult time.

    Love, Sharyn & Joe

  13. Joanne Bowman Valente says:

    To the Quinn family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your parents. They were like parents to me as a child and I will always treasure their good spirits and how welcome they made me feel. I certainly remember them square-dancing with my Mom and Dad – these are all such great memories to keep alive in our hearts.

    With a heavy heart,
    Joanne

  14. Terry Titcomb says:

    Maureen, my heart is filled with sorrow for you for the loss of both you parents. My condolences also to your family. There really aren’t any words to say that will make it any easier so I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that they are now painfree and in heaven with Jesus. They will be missed greatly and were loved by many.

  15. Michael & Brenda Ingersoll says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love the Ingersoll Family

  16. Mike and Pam Leighton says:

    To the Quinn Family

    We are sorry to hear the passing of your parents. We will always remember them they were great neighbors keeping an eye out. We had lots of laughs with them. Especially John telling us stories and always being very cheerful.It seems like yesterday seeing him going to the mailbox all dressed up even if the hottest days of summer. They will truly be will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Mike, Pam and family.

  17. Rick DiCostantino says:

    Jay.
    So sorry for your loss,your never ready for it when it comes.
    Your Mom and Dad where from the greatest generation and that caliper of people are impossible to replace.
    My thoughts and prayers.
    Rick D.

  18. Wendy (Saunders) Tribou says:

    The Quinn family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss of both parents. I know losing my Dad was very hard. I know time does help, but remembering the good times and love you shared with your parents helps even more. My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys.

    Wendy

  19. Russell Walsh says:

    Jeff,
    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your parents. I wanted you to know that me and my family are thinking about you and your family during this time. I hope you are doing as good as possible during such a difficult time.
    Russell, Cindy and Kelly Walsh

  20. Sharon Sheehan says:

    Jeff & Carroll,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.

    Sharon

  21. Irene Saunders says:

    The Quinn Family, Sorry for the loss of your parents. Having lost both parents & Husband I can understand your sorrow. My prayers are with you all. I still remember some of those neighborhood parties with lots of laughs and good music.

  22. Linda Storer says:

    Jeff and Carol,

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of your family at this difficult time.

    Linda M. Storer

  23. Cindy Hart-Rondeau says:

    Dear Judy and Bob Clark,

    I am sorry about your loss of Lorraine, she was lovely and my mother (Peggy) just loved your family. I just heard the news and I did not know Hal had died your brother. I will miss him and I am praying for your losses. love Cindy

  24. Cindy Hart-Rondeau says:

    Very sorry for all the Clark family for their loss of Lorraine & John and Hal Clark

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