John Michael Quinn

  • Born: January 4, 1931
  • Died: April 17, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


John Michael Quinn, 89, of Melrose, passed at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, April 17, 2020. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Elsa Quinn. He is survived by his wife and three children, Nancy, Kevin, and Patricia & her husband Timothy Gardella , as well as their 6 grandchildren. John is predeceased by his son, Michael Thomas Quinn, husband of Deborah Quinn, whom his family is glad to know was waiting for him in heaven. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Quinn; and predeceased by sisters, Helen and Peggy. Complete details concerning services to follow in the coming weeks.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 11 Market Square, Lynn, MA 01905.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I miss him dearly but know that he's doing better up there. ~Grandchild

Posted by A friend   May 28, 2020

Dear Quinn Family,
We are very sorry for loss.I'll never forget the memories I have with the whole family at Goose Rocks.Your family was always welcoming and made me feel like I was a part of the family.I was always invited to stay for the family dinners and they always ended up with Mr Quinn jokingly telling me to leave a dollar under my plate,at least I think he was joking.What a great guy he was and will missed.I think of the family often and am grateful for all those memories.

Posted by Michael LaBossiere - Kittery, ME - Family Friend   May 03, 2020

Elsa and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mike (or Joe DiMaggio as my brother Brian would call him.) You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Amy Flanagan

Posted by Amy Flanagan    April 30, 2020

When I joined Simmons Mattress Company in 1997 Mike was so outgoing and welcoming. He was my first true friend in the industry. We had some great times on company trips that gave us both some great memories. Mike played a big role in the success that I have enjoyed in the mattress industry and for that I am forever grateful.

Posted by Bob McCarthy - Hudson, NH - Friend   April 30, 2020

Dear Elsa and Famiky, I'm so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike will always have a special place in my heart❤

Posted by Veronica Phelps - Westfield, MA - Friend   April 27, 2020

Elsa, Nancy, Tricia & Kevin,
We were so saddened to hear Mike had passed. He was such a wonderful guy and we have such happy memories of times spent together at Sanford/Hannegan family gatherings, relaxing at Goose Rocks beach, sharing a laugh at Trenton Street, etc. We are thinking of you and just wish we lived closer at a time like this. Sending hugs!

Posted by Larry & Marilyn Sanford - Palm Bay, FL - Family   April 26, 2020

So sorry to here of your loss Mike was great guy. Bob and Kathy Hartigan

Posted by Robert Hartigan - Lyman, ME   April 25, 2020

Mike was a very dear friend of mine. We worked together at Simmons. He was my companion at all the markets and sales meeting I attended. He was the welcoming smile when I was afraid to enter the room. He was a wonderful man. I'm so honored to be able to call him my friend. My heart is truly broken.
Mike

Posted by Veronica Phelps - Westfield, MA - Friend   April 24, 2020

Dear Elsa and family,
I just learned yesterday of Mike's passing..I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories to this day of you all with Mitzi and Gus at Trenton and Florence Streets all those years ago. Some great times and laughs. My sincere condolences to you now. Wish you peace. Anita (Twomey) Phipps

Posted by Anita Phipps - Holliston, MA - Friend   April 23, 2020

Elsa and family
I was so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was the best! Think of you both with so many fond memories
Love to all
Marie Keefe

Posted by Marie Keefe - Quincy, MA - Friend   April 22, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mike. He was a fine person and a gentleman. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Mrs. Paul Tighe and family

Posted by Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA - Friend   April 22, 2020

Very sorry for your loss.Doug and Mary Ann Kelliher

Posted by Doug Kelliher - The Villages, FL   April 21, 2020

Thinking of you all and sending our condolences.With much love and happy memories of great times at Goose Rocks. You will be missed Mike, but oh what an amazing legacy you have. Love The NH Kelliher's

Posted by Doug Kelliher - Nashua, NH - Family   April 21, 2020

Dear Auntie, Nancy, Tricia, and Kevin -
I am so so sorry. I loved Uncle Mike. He was a great guy. My Dad loved him very much too - even the (multiple) daily calls. But I know he is with Mom and they are laughing a lot. And what a reunion he must be having with Tommy! That must be something!! When all this craziness is over, I can't wait to hug everyone.
I love you all so much
Sandra

Posted by Sandra Morin - Manchester, NH - Family   April 21, 2020

Rest In Peace, dear friend. Sending love and prayers to your family for acceptance. With love, Kathy Foley and family

Posted by Kathy Foley - Woburn, MA - Friend   April 21, 2020

Dear Mrs. Quinn & Family -
My deepest condolences on Mr. Quinn's passing. I was a Trenton Street neighbor "back in the day" and fondly remember Mr. Quinn's many kindnesses. Although it's been a long time since we've seen each other, you have never left my thoughts and are in my prayers at this difficult time.

Posted by Billy Ahern - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   April 21, 2020

Dear Auntie Elsa, Kevin, Nancy, Tricia and family,
I am so deeply sorry to hear about Uncle Mike's passing. I will always remember his kind heart and wonderful smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Hannah Boulanger - Manchester, NH - Family   April 20, 2020

My deepest condolences to Elsa, Nancy, Kevin and Tricia on the loss of their husband and father.
Being a next door neighbor of Mike for over a half century was like hitting the lottery. You could not ask for a more friendly, kind, thoughtful and helpful neighbor than Mike.
He will be missed so much, but he leaves behind so many great memories to remember him by. He really was one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
God bless you Mike. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Tom McCarthy - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   April 20, 2020

Dear Elsa and Family - If you only knew the many times I have thought of all of you - and with great fondness. You would just come to mind collectively, when I would try to remember who was with who in school, or played on teams together and yes, Elsa, even remembering Ruthie, etc. - after all these years! Especially now I hold you in my heart and in my thoughts and prayers as you all get through this difficult time together. May cherished memories bring peace and comfort to all -
Marie Merino Ryan and Family

Posted by marie ryan - Melrose, DE - Family Friend   April 19, 2020

To Elsa,Nancy,Patricia and Kevin, May Mike rest in Peace, We moved into a home over 45 yrs ago next to great ,Quinn family. Our family was very lucky for we had been adopted by the Quinn's We will always be grateful for love and memorie.George and Ann

Posted by George Ahlin - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   April 19, 2020

Mrs. Quinn , & Family ,
I was deeply saddened when I learned of Mr. Quinn's passing. My sincere condolences to you all. He was a wonderful Guy. Many happy memories on Trenton St.

Bill Sharrio

Posted by Bill Sharrio - Marblehead, MA   April 19, 2020


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