Lawrence J. “Jack” Quinlan, age 94, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater on December 26, 2020 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Doris A. (Noel) Quinlan for 64 years.
Born in West Bridgewater on July 14, 1926 to Yvonne (Bergeron) Carter and John Quinlan he resided in Brockton before moving to North Easton six years ago.
Jack was in the Navy in World War II and went on to have a long career as a truck driver for Star Market and Cape Cod Overland Express. He could direct you to anywhere in Massachusetts and points beyond! In retirement he stayed busy driving for Steve Woods Trucking and running his own landscaping business.
In addition to being with family and friends he enjoyed trips to Cape Cod, eating at his favorite restaurants and Foxwoods Casino. He was an accomplished pianist and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining everyone, especially at family gatherings spanning four generations. He gave much joy to those he played for in his community.
He is survived by his children, Lawrence J. Quinlan Jr. (Phyllis) of Bridgewater, Linda M. Bassett (Gardner) of Raynham, Melanie A. Cassaro (Michael) of East Bridgewater and William E. Quinlan of Brockton. He is also survived by his stepsister, Shirley Quinlan of Lewiston, Maine. Also, he is survived by six grandchildren, Brian, Andrew, Gregory, Corey, Ashley, Matthew and seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan Ariana, Gabriel, Connor, Jake and Dean. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Rachel Quinlan. He especially leaves his close friend, Judy St. Onge, who was his soul mate and partner these past few years.
Visitation in the Conley Funeral Home 138 Belmont Street (rte. 123) Brockton on Wednesday December 30, 2020 from 11am-12pm followed by a Funeral Service. Burial in Melrose Cemetery. In following COVID guidelines, face masks must be worn and social distancing observed in funeral home and cemetery. There is a maximum of 25 people at any one time.