Obituary: Michael D. Quinn

Michael D. Quinn, at 61

Michael “Quinny” D. Quinn, a longtime resident of Hull, died suddenly May 15. He was 61.
Mr. Quinn grew up in Groton, NY and graduated from Groton High School in 1972. He moved to Boston in 1974 with a group of Grateful Dead-loving buddies from his hometown.
He was a talented singer and musician, playing guitar and harmonica. He was a member of various bands that played in and around Boston. Most people would often hear Mr. Quinn’s signature whistle long before he came into view. He was an avid fisherman, who told outrageous fishing tales to anyone who would believe him. His incredibly quick wit will be sorely missed; he could make anyone laugh out loud with one of his usually inappropriate one-liners.
Mr. Quinn was an employee at Boston University’s Mugar Library for more than 30 years. One of his proudest moments was watching his twin daughters graduate from BU in 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy Donovan Quinn; his daughters, Caitlin Quinn Dunn and her husband, Joe, and Cassidy Quinn Bilodeau and her husband, Matt, of Hull. He also leaves his grandson, Owen Bilodeau, of Hull; sisters Sally Quinn Farrell of Groton, NY and Mary Quinn Vella and her husband, Tony Famiglietti, of Trumansburg, NY, as well as many extended family members.
His memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club, 3 Fitzpatrick Way. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hull High School with “Music Award” in the memo line. Bequests will be put toward a scholarship for the most talented male and female musicians at Hull High. Checks can be sent to Hull High School, 180 Main Street, Hull, MA 02045.