James W. Quinn Jr.
Quinn, James W., Jr., 80, of Amherst, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family.
Born on August 9, 1940, in Arlington, MA, he was the son of the late James W. and Mae E. Quinn. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas M. Quinn Sr., and his sister, Jacqueline (Quinn) Aiken.
Jim earned a civil engineering degree from Norwich University. After college, he served two years as a Lieutenant in the Army in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the early 1970s, Jim and his brother, Tom, started Quinn Bros. Corporation, a successful concrete and aggregate company in Southern NH. Jim loved working with his older brother and, more recently, with his nephew, Thomas Quinn Jr.
Jim also loved spending time with his family and friends. During their 56 years together, Jim and his wife, Carolyn, hosted many large and lively gatherings that brought together family and friends in Amherst, Wolfeboro, Quechee, VT, Hyannis Port and Osterville, MA. For many years, Jim was Carolyn’s silent partner and steady companion as she volunteered on various committees in Amherst. Jim and Carolyn especially enjoyed, along with their cherished golden retrievers, living in Amherst Village and working together on Amherst’s July 4th Celebration and 250th Anniversary Celebration. Until his passing, Jim remained a deeply devoted husband, immensely supportive father and father-in-law and adoring and spirited grandfather.
Jim is survived by his wife, Carolyn Curtin Quinn; his daughter and son-in-law, Kristin Quinn Lamont and David Scott Lamont of Bedford, NH; his son and daughter-in-law, James W. Quinn III and Katherine Nash Quinn of Groton, MA; and his granddaughters Elizabeth C. Quinn, Megan L. Quinn and Eliza Quinn Lamont. He is also survived by his sisters, Maureen (Quinn) Gilmartin and Eleanor (Quinn) Feeley; his sisters-in-law, Corneila (Curtin) Aaron and her husband, James Aaron, Paula (Curtin) Houston and Mary Ellen Quinnand; his brother-in-law, John V. Curtin and his wife, Patricia G. Curtin; and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private funeral was held on December 23, 2020, at St. John Neumann Church in Merrimack. Interment will be public and take place in the spring at Meadow View Cemetery in Amherst. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack, in support of the Community Hospice House, or Wreaths Across Amherst NH – GoFundMe.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.