~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Robert J Quinn
August 22, 1923 ~ February 16, 2017
News with the passing of retired NEA/DL pilot Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Quinn has reached our group. I believe Captain Quinn first joined Northeast Airlines as a mechanic in November 1946 and retired with Delta Air Lines as Captain in 1983, based Boston. Captain Quinn was widowed in October 2000 with the passing of his wife Mary Eleanor. Captain Quinn was 93 years of age at the time of his passing. Services were held today February 20th in Gloucester, Mass.
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~ Carol for the PCN
From: Norm Houle Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:42 PM Subject: Passing of Captain Robert J "Bob" Quinn NEA/DL BOS
ROBERT J. QUINN Obituary.........................
Captain Quinn Joined Northeast on 05/24/1957 and retired from Delta in September of 1983. He started as a mechanic, then Flight Engineer to Pilot.
QUINN, Robert J. Of Gloucester, 93, Feb. 16. He was the husband of the late Mary Eleanor (Kiley) Quinn. Survived by children, Kathleen Q. Shea and husband Chris, Robert J. "Bo" Quinn Jr. and wife Mary Ann, Christopher Quinn and wife Patricia, Anne K. Heffernan and husband Kevin, Jane Wierbicky and husband Dirk; grandchildren, Neil Shea and wife Heidi, Sarah Shea, Emily Sisson and husband Stephen, Michael Quinn, Benjamin Quinn, Anna Heffernan, Luke Heffernan, Elle Wierbicky. Funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 20th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Gloucester.
Visiting hours on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester.
Online condolences at greelyfuneralhome.com
. Greely Funeral Home , Gloucester, MA ... (978) 283-0698
. Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 18, 2017
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Jon J Maynard , President Yellowbird Chapter of Delta Pioneers, 2nd Vice President of Delta National Pioneers
Robert J. Quinn, 93, husband of the late Mary Eleanor (Kiley) Quinn, of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2016 at the Hathorne Hill Genesis in Danvers.
Born in Rockport on August 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Dennis and Catherine (White) Quinn.
He was a graduate of Rockport High School and attended the New England Aircraft School. For several years, he worked as an inspector of military aircraft before joining the U.S. Army Air Force. He served as an aircraft mechanic in the European and African Middle Eastern theatre until 1945.
Following the war, he worked for Northeast Airline as a mechanic and flight engineer. Bob then became a pilot for Northeast which merged with Delta Airlines in 1972. During his career he also served as Training Captain, flying DC 9s and Boeing 727s. Bob retired as a Captain from Delta in 1983.
Throughout his life, Bob was an avid outdoorsman and golfer. He was a longtime member of the Rockport Country Club, the same club where he started as a caddy as a teen. He even completed a walk around Cape Ann late in his 80s. He and Eleanor instilled in their family a love for nature, an appreciation of the simple things in life, and a strong sense of community and family. He was a lifelong member of St. Ann's Church and the Edward Peterson Post 98 Rockport American Legion.
He is survived by his five children, Kathleen Q. Shea and husband Chris, Robert J. "Bo" Quinn Jr. and wife Mary Ann, Christopher Quinn and wife Patricia, Anne K. Heffernan and husband Kevin, Jane Wierbicky and husband Dirk; grandchildren, Neil Shea and wife Heidi, Sarah Shea, Emily Sisson and husband Stephen, Michael Quinn, Benjamin Quinn, Anna Heffernan, Luke Heffernan, Elle Wierbicky; two great grandchildren Margaret and John Sisson; and many dear nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Katherine Milne, Everett Quinn, Margaret Veator, Mary Muise, D. Richard Quinn and James E. Quinn.
His funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Monday, February 20th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a funeral service in St. Ann's Church at 9:30 a.m. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The burial will be held privately in Calvary Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Trustees of Reservations, 572 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915-1530 (thetrustees.org) or to the Rockport American Legion, 32 Beach St., Rockport, MA 01966.
For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com