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Richard Quinn

Richard 'Dick' Masters Quinn, 68, born in Troy on September 22, 1947 passed quietly at St. Mary's Hospice on Saturday November 28th, in the company of his family and friends.

Born at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy to Edward 'Ned' Quinn and Ruth (Masters) Quinn, Dick was a graduate of St. Paul the Apostle School and La Salle Institute in Troy, and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York City. He was the former manager of Purcell Brothers Funeral Home in South Troy. Dick was also a prominent master carpet installer in the Capital Region whose elaborate work can be admired in such places as the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Once voted "Capital Region's Number One Local Music Supporter," Dick was an institution in the local music scene, rarely missing a show or jam. To quote his friend Graham Tichy: "Dick meant a lot to a lot of us. He was the tie that bound a community together - literally a genre of local music can be defined as "Bands Dick Liked". He wasn't just a fixture to us, but the barometer of quality. So many of us had a personal connection to him, and to be honest, we were all fans of his."

On any occasion, you would find family, friends and fans patiently waiting their turn to sit with Dick and get their daily dose of his unique brand of wit and humor. He always had a joke or anecdote to share and held an amazing anthology in memory for all tastes and tolerances. You know you were a close friend if he ever shared a joke that offended you.

He is survived by his daughter Susan and his son Richard (Amanda), step-sons Thomas, Daniel, and Michael (Jacquelyn), and grandchildren Darian, Brandon, Thomas, Nicholas, Dominick, Patrick, and Meghan.

One of the "Beman Park Quinn Boys", he is also survived by brothers Tommy (Dianne), Larry (Mary Beth), Denny (Lisa), and Johnny (Verdiana) and sister Colleen Quinn-Roberts (Matthew), as well as his dear Aunt Joan Quinn-Coughlin.

Dick's spirit will live on at every local music venue and jam session, and through his jokes you will all certainly try to re-tell but never get the punchline or delivery just right as Dick always did.

A memorial service will be held at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral home in North Troy on Saturday December 12th, 2015 from 2 to 5 PM. All are invited.

In lieu of flowers, Dick requests that you go out and support local music! You'll find your wallet in your back right pocket where it belongs!

Please visit Dick's everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Visitation Details

Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Interment Details

Gardner Earl Crematorium



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Guestbook

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Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Richard Quinn's presence was a guide to being in the right place for the best music. Without him there will be fewer laughs and good jokes. Every favorite venue will have an unwanted empty chair. However, if Dick has his way a part of him will remain among us, in the right place, enjoying the best music... Peace be with us all

Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Looking Back with Thanks As a relatively new player, its no doubt that I feel nervous and often frightened Imight derail each & every outing I play. But I must say, looking back and seeing Dicks car as I arrived and his beautiful eyes and smile as he sat nearby always calmed my soulgiving me a safe feeling that everything was going to be alright. I will missDickdearly and in his honor I will drawupon those memories as I continue this magical musical journey I am on. Thanks Dick for always being there. Peace be with you. -Gene Lemme

Gene Lemme Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

So glad I had the pleasure of running into Dick from time to time and having the honor of sharing a table with him and other friends at the Ale House.

Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

"Rest in Peace"

Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Colleen, I am so sad to hear of your brother's passing. Stay strong and know folks are thinking about you and your family. Hugs and Love, Kat

Kathy Raymond Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Peace love and happy memories to all of you. Xoz

Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

From Slick Fitty Slick Fitty is sorry to hear of the passing of Dick Quinn. We are happy that we had the chance to play for him one last time, last month. Our thoughts are with his family. He was a warm and funny man and the biggest fan of live and local music. Dick will be missed by many.

RQ Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

From Graham Tichy Dick meant a lot to a lot of us. He was the tie that bound a community together - literally a genre of local music can be defined as "Bands Dick Liked". He wasn't just a fixture to us, but the barometer of quality. So many of us had a personal connection to him, and to be honest, we were all fans of his.

RQ Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

From the Hill Hollow Band It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our great friends, Dick Quinn. Dick, in spite of health issues, was a tireless supporter of our local music community. On a personal level, he exemplified stoicism, grace, determination, and loyalty-he might be battling just to take his next breath, yet somehow he always made it to your show. He had a wicked sense of humor, and always had a joke at the ready. He was a frail, yet formidable force of nature. We can only hope that the music we played for him helped convey the gratitude we felt for having him there.

RQ Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

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