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Hon. Robert H. Quinn Obituary


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“I recall set dancing with Bob in O'Shea's Merchant's Pub in Dublin. What a great night and wonderful memory! RIP. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Rita Honan - Dubiln,Ireland

“My best memory is of the Fourth of July celebration hosted by Bob and his family including the parade led by Bob. All Scraggy Neck residents were...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: cynthia c. norkin - Cataumet, MA

“Dear Claudia and family: I learned of Bob's passing while out of town and will always remember him as a unique,funny,kind,universally well-liked...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Wayne - Boston, MA

“Thank you for being a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dan & Margie Donovan ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Dan Donovan - Port St. Lucie, FL

“I'm sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I go back to 1928. I think of the Quinn family often. I'm the little girl in the picture. I met you at St....Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Claire Powers McCaul and Eleanor Powers Tully - MA

“Mr. Quinn was a legal advisor to the former KeySpan corporation when I came on board in media relations. As the spokesperson for the organization,...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Carmen Fields - Needham, MA

“Bob and I go back to the early days of growing up in Savin Hill. I found a picture of the 1941 graduating class of St. Williams school. Bob was...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Virginia Corcoran Callanan - MA

“The 4th of July celebrations and parade will keep Bob with us forever. The flags, the ceremony the joy. A great legacy. His love of family and...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Fran and Peter Sterling - MA

“From your neighbors and friends of 9 Elton Street (1956, circa.).; the original eight. Five are now with you : Dad( Teddy), Mom(Gerry), brother...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: John B. Glynn - Hingham, MA

“Bob always said the "H" was for Hutchinsnn...at least at election time. He never forgot where he was from or those who cared for him. Another...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Paul Hutchinson - Savin Hill, MA

“In addition to all his more widely known contributions to a better world, Bob Quinn was a stalwart supporter of high quality representation and equal...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Leahy - Needham, MA

“Dear Claudia, our deep felt sympathy to you and your family. We will never forget how giving, caring and loving you we're to Jon. He is now a...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy mainini Marino - Doylestown, PA

“A true gentleman, attorney, son, sibling, father, grandfather , neighbor and American, who contributed greatly to his community and country, he will...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Atty. Kenneth Lakin - Lexington, MA

“Thank you for sharing with us the raising of the flags on so many wonderful July Fourth's. Wishing Claudina and family comfort in your memories. ...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Wick Hodge - Cataumet, MA

“We knew Bob through UMass Boston, which owed its existence to him, and because of the Robert Quinn Award for community service. He was always a...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Paul & Judith Wright - Boston, MA

“Dear Claudina, I was so saddened to read of Bob's passing! He was a giant who walked among ordinary men. May his blessed memory be a source of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Andie Kurzman - Weston, MA

“There are not words enough to express the depth of our sorrow as we process the loss of our dear friend Robert. Dear Claudina, Andrea, Michael, Elena...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Burns-Fusaro - Westerly, RI

“We'll never forget him. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Jim & Madeline Smith - Dorchester, MA

“Mr. Attorney General: we have many happy memories of our days living in number 32. Politicians running up the front stairs and kids racing down the...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: John Macchi - Coral Springs, FL

“I remember the AG at the meeting of ROMEOS at Doyle' Pub in JP. He always had a smile and a good tale to tell. Once I asked him to sit down with...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Neil Savage - West Roxbury, MA

“Our condolences to the Family. Bob's a great friend and neighbor. We will always remember his kind smile. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Bill & Eileen Cotter - Dorchester, MA


QUINN, Hon. Robert H. Former Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Of Dorchester and Cataumet, suddenly, January 12th.
Beloved husband of Claudina C. (Pyne) Quinn.
Loving father of Andrea Q. and her husband Ralph Bernardo of Rockville, Maryland, Michael J. Quinn of Norwood, Elaina M. Quinn and her husband Alan Aikens of Dorchester, and Stephanie M. and her husband Robert Fallon of Milton.
Brother of Catherine M. Keating of Hyde Park, and the late Frank J., John M., James E., William L., and Joseph I. Quinn.
Devoted grandfather of Annabel, Ralph, and Patrick Bernardo, India and Quentin Aikens, Henry and Nora Fallon.
Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours in St. Margaret Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, Wednesday & Thursday 5-8 P.M.
Funeral Mass Friday morning, January 17, at 10 A.M.
Relatives and friends invited.
Partner of Quinn and Morris, Attorneys at Law.
Trustee of New England Law.
Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of University of Massachusetts.
Member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
Member of the Order of Malta and Knights of Columbus, Columbus Council #116.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to St. Mary's Women and Children's Center, 90 Cushing Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125 or Boston College High School, 150 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125.
Interment in Cataumet Cemetery, Bourne.