John F. Quirk
NEEDHAM, Mass. – John F. Quirk, 78, of Needham, died Jan. 24, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy “Doss” Hand Quirk for 50 years; son of the late John I. and Marion R. (Stanton) Quirk; loving father of John Quirk and his wife, Audrey Korsgaard, of Columbia, S.C., Timothy Quirk and his wife, Jeanne, of Dedham, Kathleen Quirk and her husband, Michael Pasciak, of Needham, Patricia Quirk and her husband, Tim Foley, of Natick, Kevin Quirk and his wife, Karen, of Natick and Brian Quirk and his fiancée, Ashley Donoghue, of Dorchester; dear brother of Virginia Desrosiers Hill of Enfield, Conn., loving grandfather to Lucy, Johnny, Tommy, Erin, Colleen and Jack.
He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Manchester, N.H., in 1951. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1955 from Manhattan College and a master’s in structural engineering from Northeastern University in 1962.
He retired in 2001 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and General Services Administration as a structural engineer. He was an avid churchgoer and enthusiastic sports fan, enjoyed his grandchildren and was a true family man.
SERVICES: A funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., Needham, is Saturday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Bartholomew Church, Needham, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Needham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., #501, Boston 02210-1258. For an online guestbook and directions, go to gfdoherty.com.
Published in Union Leader on January 26, 2012
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