Joseph F. Quinn

08/30/2011 5:33 PM |

Longtime Southold resident Joseph F. Quinn died Aug. 24 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He was 94 and had been suffering from cancer.

He was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Elmhurst, Queens, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Sheehan) Quinn. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1942 to 1953, attaining the rank of captain, and married Mary Fitzpatrick in New York on Dec. 28, 1946.

For over 30 years, Mr. Quinn worked as a merchandise controller for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in New York City and Chicago. He earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1974 and a master’s degree from SUNY/Stony Brook in 1978.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Holy Name Society of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Family members said he enjoyed amateur ham radio and birding.

Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife, of Southold; his sons, Kevin, of New Hyde Park, Laurence, of Garden City, and Joseph, of Forest Hills; his daughter, Maripat, of East Setauket; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Marie.

Visiting hours are set for Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold, followed by interment at the church cemetery.