Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


David "Dave" L. Quinn

September 6, 1933July 27, 2019

David L. Quinn, 85, of Brewster, MA and formerly of Westwood, MA died on July 27, 2019, after a brief illness.

Dave was the husband of the late Anne E. (Lahive) Quinn; and the loving father of David and his wife Sharon, Victoria Benson and her husband Paul, Martha Lynch and her husband William, and Peter Quinn and his partner Mark Frederics. He also leaves five grandsons, Andrew, Brendan and Connor Quinn and Riley and Zachary Benson. Dave was the brother of the late Henry and Thomas Quinn. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Born and raised in Milton, he was a graduate of Boston College and then served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. After a 40-year career in marketing technologies he retired to Brewster where he has been active in The Men’s Club of Our Lady of the Cape, local volunteer activities, and with his tight knit group of Brewster friends.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis. Friends and family will gather 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Church, Stony Brook Road in Brewster on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brewster.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For online condolences please visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com.


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Family and Friends Gathering Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Burial with Military Honors Wednesday, July 31, 2019


David "Dave" L. Quinn

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Jeffrey Bradley

August 3, 2019

I meet Dave almost ten years ago at Dunkin Donuts with my dad. He had his full beard ready to play Santa. Only a few weeks later did I run into him in Plymouth. He was having lunch a with a friend. Not only did he remember me he remembered my first name. That may not seem like a lot but being one of 10 kids I am very used to being one of the Bradleys. "Now what number are you..." We bonded. Nothing like the bond that he and my dad had. I have been so happy that they had each other to hang out with, sometime into the wee hours of the night. Whenever dave greeted me me it was with a smile and sense it made his day to see me. I loved learning about music from him, especially opera, and just having meaningful conversations. Oh of course the stories of his growing up in Milton. Amy and I will miss Dave dearly and it's been a pleasure to meet his children.

Janet Walsh

July 30, 2019

Dave was a well liked member of our Milton High Class of 1951 who came to all our Reunions over the years. It certainly is a shock having seen him recently at a luncheon looking good and being his usual happy, friendly self. He will be missed. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Dave with Anne.

John L Woods Jr.

July 29, 2019

I grew up in East Milton with Dave. Graduated from BC the same class. Recently reconnected with him at the Milties Luncheons and did some reminiscing about "when we were kids" Dave was a good guy and will be missed by all his family. My sincere condolences to His Children and their families and all the rest of the Quinns. Will remember Him in my prayers.

jack woods

July 29, 2019

I grew up with Dave and went to BC in the same class and many times gave him a ride home. Had recently reconnected with Him and other Milton guys at the Milties luncheons. Dave was a good guy and will be missed by his many friends as well as being a great loss to his children and all other family members. Will remember Dave in my prayers. My sincere condolences to all his family.