James A. Quinn
Retired Raytheon Electrical Engineer
TEWKSBURY: James Alton Quinn, age 86, a resident of Tewksbury for 58 years, formerly of Gloucester, passed away at home on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
He was the beloved husband of retired Tewksbury teacher, Kathryn M. “Kathy” (Sands) Quinn, with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 6, 2021.
Born in Gloucester on October 20, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Quinn and the late Josephine A. (Villari) Quinn.
Jim was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School.
In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was awarded several decorations for his active-duty service including the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Bronze Star Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.
Following his military service, Jim attended the former Lowell Technological Institute, where he received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an Electrical Engineer at the Tewksbury, Lowell, and Bedford facilities of the Raytheon Corporation.
Jim was a communicant and supporter of St. William of York Parish and the Oblate Novitiate both of Tewksbury.
He was a longtime member of the Andover Rod & Gun Club, where he enjoyed participating in target shooting.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two daughters, retired Massachusetts State Police Trooper, Heather A. Quinn and her partner Aldo D’Angelo of Pelham, MA, and retired Tewksbury Police Officer, Kathryn Q. McLeod and her husband Ian of Tewksbury; two granddaughters, Emma and Hannah McLeod both of Tewksbury.
Jim was the brother of Robert Quinn and his wife Sheila of Gloucester, Donald Quinn and his wife Cynthia of NH, Valerie Quinn of Magnolia, Stephen Quinn and his wife Nancy of Gloucester, and the late Joseph F. Quinn and Mary “Sis” Rose.
He leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Calling hours are Wednesday, July 28, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral procession will begin Thursday, July 29, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring his memory may be made to the Oblate Novitiate, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876.