Thomas A. Quinn
April 7, 1934 – May 3, 2021
Thomas was a resident of Kingwood ,Texas since 2002. He loved the many years of living in Kingwood. He previously resided in Astoria and Maspeth in Queens, New York. The son of the late Thomas and Catherine Quinn (County Mayo, Ireland), he was born on April 7, 1934 in New York City. Thomas proudly served in the United States Navy and United States Merchant Marines. Thomas worked for the NYC Department of Highways for 27 years. He retired as a foreman in 1994. Thomas was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He was also a previous member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Orange County, New York.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Quinn (Hosey) of 56 years, his adoring daughters Karen Quinn McNamara of Kingwood, Texas, Cathy Quinn McNamara of Kingwood, Texas, adoring granddaughters Kathleen Grady Quinn and Roisin McNamara. Son in laws Brian McNamara and Brendan McNamara of Kingwood, Texas. He is also survived by his brother Patrick Quinn of Sun City Center, Florida. Brother and sister in laws: James and Eileen Cappock, Long Island, New York, Nora Donahue, Long Island, New York, Josie Hosey, Maspeth, New York, Thomas Duffy, Bayside, New York, Michael and Betty Hosey of County Laois, Ireland, Joseph and Mary Hosey of County Laois, Ireland and Patrick and Breda Hosey of County Laois, Ireland. He is adored by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He has many treasured friends. Anyone who met Tommy will always remember him. Tommy never met a stranger. He will be missed beyond measure.
He is predeceased by his precious daughter Donna Quinn who died in infancy, brother John (Jack) Quinn, sister Margaret Morgan, brother Andrew Quinn, sister Nancy Quinn. Brother in laws James Hosey, James Donahue and Matthew Morgan. Sister in laws Mary Quinn, Catherine Duffy and Dorothy Farrell. Son in law, Paul Grady, nephew Danny Farrell, nephew Thomas Farrell, nephew Patrick Hosey, niece Laura Quinn Porter and niece Brenda Hosey who died in infancy and his cherished Father in law and Mother in law, Patrick and Mary Hosey.
Funeral mass will take place at St. Mary’s Winfield - address: 70-31 48th Avenue (@72nd St & 48th Ave) Woodside, New York, 11377 on Friday June 11th at 11am.
Thomas’ final resting place will be at the United States National Cemetery (Houston Veterans Cemetery) in Houston, Texas.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Thomas A. Quinn
May 17, 2021
I was very lucky to grow up with a slew of uncles, 10 I believe. Uncle Tommy was different from all of them. Although uncle Tommy and aunt Mary didn’t live as close as my other aunts and uncles, uncle Tommy was as close as any of them. Most of my uncles thought harsh words, smack in the head or a kick in the butt was proper upbringing. Like I said uncle Tommy was different, soft-spoken and encouraging words spoken from experience. He always had a good-natured way about him. I have fond and vivid memories of visiting him and aunt Mary In Queens in the late 60s. I will always be grateful for the surprise visit I had with him in Houston last year. Rest in peace uncle Tommy I love you your nephew Billy.
Roger and Zory Knerr
May 10, 2021
We were next door neighbors in Kingwood for 14 years. So many memories shared with him and Mary. When Roger had to go and see customers for work, Tommy would go with him just for the company and have something to do. We would go to eat with Tommy and Mary at least once a week. Two of his favorite places were Pete's Hamburger Place and TGI Friday's for his favorite meal (sizzling chicken). Many an evening Tommy would cross over to our porch and sit with us just to talk or tell jokes (and he had good ones). We will miss those wonderful times that have now become wonderful memories Till we meet again dear friend. Zory and Roger
kathy and Seamus McNamara
May 9, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Tommy Quinn. He will be greatly missed by so many. It has been an honor to have met him.
Seamus and Kathy McNamara
Colleen Quinn - Tirella
May 7, 2021
My uncle and my Godfather... you were absolutely the BEST! I'll treasure all the wonderful memories! Picking me to be your flower girl in your wedding! The week you came to stay with me when my Dad was in the hospital before he passed. It was a tough time for both of us but we were there for each other and were able to spend quality time together.
All the times you would sneak me and Timmy (your godchildren...Kevin too but he was too young to keep a secret lol) in the back seat of your car up at the country house and taking us for ice cream! You made us feel so special! Because that's the kind, generous, loving man you were. Thank you for so many beautiful memories! You will be truly missed by everyone that knew you. You were the definition of a true gentleman. I love you Uncle Tommy...until.we meet again....Rest in Eternal Peace. 🙏❤