Mourning the death of Gerald P. Quinn, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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Senate Resolution No. 3125


MOURNING the death of Gerald P. Quinn,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Gerald Paul Quinn of Hopewell Junction, New York, died on
Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the age of 82; and

WHEREAS, Born on August 26, 1937, in Tarrytown, New York, to Arthur
and Rita (Rigney) Quinn, Gerald P. Quinn was the second youngest of nine
children; and

WHEREAS, As a young boy, Gerald P. Quinn lived in Ossining, New
York, and was a graduate of Ossining High School; and

WHEREAS, On May 6, 1967, Gerald P. Quinn married the former Barbara
Lilly, and the newlyweds resided in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, until
1993; they then moved first to Fork Union, Virginia, then Fort Myers
Beach, Florida, before returning to Croton-on-Hudson, and finally
settling in Hopewell Junction; and

WHEREAS, Gerald P. Quinn distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and

WHEREAS, Gerald P. Quinn was employed as a Union Steamfitter,
proudly working on projects such as the 1964 World's Fair; and

WHEREAS, In 1966, being a strong willed and hardworking man, he
started his own business, Jerry Quinn (& Son) Painting Contractor;
today, his son, Darrin, is the owner and operator but, up until
2019,Jerry was still "cutting in a cat's eyeball"; and

WHEREAS, Gerald P. Quinn's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including
charitable and civic endeavors; and

WHEREAS, Gerald P. Quinn was a Lifetime member and former Captain of
the Croton-on-Hudson's Volunteer Fire Department, Columbian Hook and
Ladder Company No. 1; and Past President of the Painting & Decorating
Contractors of America; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Rita; wife, Barbara;
and three siblings, Joan LaLuna, Michael Quinn and Arthur Quinn, Gerald
P. Quinn is survived by his five sisters, Patricia Vasta, Sylvia Olivo,
Catherine Cornu, Mary Campbell, and Rita DeMaria; five children, Jerry
Riccio, Tara (Peter) Colavecchio, Shannon Quinn (John), Darrin (Shelley)
Quinn, and Erin Quinn (Matt); 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Dylan, Ryan,

Lucas, Savannah, Alex, Aydan, Patrick, Lilly, Ruby; and one
great-granddaughter, Alice; as well as many nieces and nephews; and

WHEREAS, As an avid boater, Gerald P. Quinn, who truly lived an
extraordinary life, enjoyed navigating the open waters on his beloved
boat(s) "Irish Mist"; he was always there with a helping hand for his
family and friends, and will be remembered for his unrelenting strength,
big appetite, and a friend to all; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Gerald P. Quinn leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Gerald P. Quinn, and to express its deepest
condolences to his family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Gerald P. Quinn.


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