Barry M. Quinn ’65

Barry M. Quinn, 72, of Hampden, MA, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, March 2, 2019. Son of the late Dr. John and Caroline (Marchetti) Quinn, Barry was born in Springfield, grew up in East Longmeadow, and spent many memorable childhood summers on Lake Winnisquam in NH. He graduated from The Williston Northampton School and later went on to receive his Associate’s Degree from Holyoke Community College. Barry loved fishing, tying his own flies, and cooking both in the kitchen and outside on the BBQ. Recently, Barry started to learn to play guitar and composed much of his own music. He also spent time writing fly fishing stories for a local paper. And then there was his love of hockey. Barry played hockey most of his life. He spent years coaching many local youth teams. Coaching was one of his true talents, and he loved doing it. He also coached the Easthampton Softball team for many seasons. Above all, Barry loved spending time with his family. He was the center of all the wonderful vacations on Cape Cod with his great meals and the soothing sounds of his guitar. Barry will be dearly missed by all who knew him including his wife, Barbara Quinn; his sons Aaron Quinn and his wife Alyson of Rindge, NH and Kyle Quinn of Springfield, MA; his daughter Heather Mantell and her husband Brett of Exeter, NH; his brothers Johno Quinn of East Longmeadow, MA, and John Rahkonen and his wife Trudy of Monson, MA; his sisters Kathy Fukushima and her husband Dennis of Maui, HI, Diane Guzzo and her husband Jim of San Pedro, CA, and Susie Quinn of Maui, HI; his former wife Frannie Frank; and his grandchildren Shayna and Nora Quinn, and Reilly and Jake Mantell. Visiting Hours for Barry will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10am-11:30am followed by a memorial service beginning at 11:30am. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Greater Springfield, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

4 thoughts on “Barry M. Quinn ’65”

  1. I knew Barry during several years at Williston. Barry was a wonderful person, honest, good natured and a hard worker. He was a lot of fun. My deepest condolences to his family.

  2. Ever the fun-loving guy, Barry was a prankster. Imagine the scene – he as a Middler and I as a Lower Middler…sitting for dinner – he would load my blazer pocket with unscrewed pepper shaker. He would rotate salt shaker on table 180* and when next user lifted, salt everywhere. Hockey fanatic…as a student and at alumni hockey reunion games. Very good footballer and lax competitor, as well. One of a kind! Hard to believe he “got off the ice” this soon. The mid-1960s Willies remember him well.

  3. Barry was a good man and great classmate. He was always a great hockey fan who loved life. Will miss him for sure.

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