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Joseph J. Quinn

June 21, 2020

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The funeral will be Saturday with mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton.   Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City.  Due to the coronavirus restrictions masks will be required for entry. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Blakely Fire Company, or St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Joseph J. Quinn, 74, of Blakely, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Carol D’Amico.

Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late, Joseph and Magdalen Weiss Quinn, and he was a member of St. Ann’s Monastery Parish, where he served as an usher.  He was a 1963 graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Olyphant,  and prior to retirement he was employed by Bognet Mechanical Contractors, Hazleton, and he was a member of Local 524.  He served his country with the US Navy, Seabee’s, during the Vietnam War, and he was honorably discharged.  He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Shopa Davey Post 6082, Peckville, and American Legion Post 570, Blakely where he served as past commander.

He was an active member of the Blakely Fire Department for 56 years and currently serving as chief engineer.  He was a member and past president of the Northeast Volunteer Fireman’s Federation for years, and the Keystone States Fire Association, past president, and current chairman of the board.  Joe was a PA Forestry Warden, and he was also a member of the Penguin Club.

Joe served 24 years on the Blakely Borough Council, and he held the title of president for 9 years.  He also served for 28 years on the borough planning commission.

Joe’s family would like to thank Dr. Chris Peters and Dr. Carl Barsigian, and the medical staff at Regional Hospital for the care he received during his illness.

Surviving are his children, daughter, Christine and Dan, daughter, Maureen and Ed, son, Matt, and daughter, Kate and Jay; grandchildren, Kara, Ryan, Morgan, Carly and Tori; sisters, Ann Marie Kulas, and husband, Ed, MaryEllen Dougher; in-laws Beverly and Jack Flanagan, and Robert and Debra D’Amico; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father and mother in law, Marcus and Anna D’Amico;  sisters, Marian Hopkins, Rosemary Monk, sister in law, Marie D’Amico; brothers in law, Robert Dougher, Martin Hopkins.

The funeral will be Saturday with mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton.   Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City.  Due to the coronavirus restrictions masks will be required for entry. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Blakely Fire Company, or St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.