Daniel M. Quinlan

July 21, 1965March 4, 2021

Daniel M. Quinlan, 55, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 4, 2021 at Grandview Rehab in New Britain. Born on July 21, 1965 in Southington, he was the son of the late Edmund and Rose (DiFranco) Quinlan.

Daniel’s drive in life was his work and was well-known in town for his landscaping. He had a larger than life personality, was a loving person, and had many friends. He would give the shirt off of his back for anyone in need. Daniel loved helping others and donated much of his time to serving the community. For many years he volunteered for Toys for Tots, a cause which was very near and dear to his heart. Daniel was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church and as a young man served as an altar boy. Daniel was liked by all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

Daniel is survived by his brother David Quinlan and his wife Susan of Southington; his sister Karen Quinlan of Southington; his nephew Art Quinlan; his aunts Lorraine Murphy and her husband Tom, Nellie DiFranco, Ann Apatow and her husband Peter; his uncles John DiFranco and his wife Judy, Michael DiFranco and his wife Betty, and Angelo DiFranco; as well as many cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be held from 9-11:30am on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Due to the current pandemic, seating is limited and walk-through visitation is encouraged. Masks and social distancing precautions are required. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 12pm at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington, and burial following at St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s memory to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville, 06479 ( For online condolences and directions please visit


  • Calling Hours

    Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, March 15, 2021


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Angelina Blankschen

March 14, 2021

Your kindness and caring could never be measured by words . The times we spent together collecting toys every year from businesses in your red trucks was the highlight of my holiday season for nearly a decade . I’m sure that you are among the angels with the wings you earned a hundred times over . Rest In Peace my friend
Angelina Santa Maria Blankschen

Alan Filandro

March 12, 2021

So many early memories growing up with Dan on Oak Street. When I came back to Southington, Dan made me a lobster dinner at my house and was always there to help with topsoil, plowing and even installing a hottub (over a fence with a guy standing on the forklift 40ft in the air 😊)
Dan was one of the kindness person anyone could ever meet and he will truly be missed.
Prayers and thoughts for his family and friends

Cheryl Case

March 11, 2021

Dave, Sue and Art,
I am so sad to hear this news. My sincere condolences at this time. May God’s Divine love, comfort and peace be with you. May Dan rest in eternal peace.

Debby Mastrianni

March 11, 2021

Dear Dan’s family,
We respected Dan for his gentle and hard working ways, his spirit and love of people.
He will and is missed.
May he run those trucks in heaven in freedom of bondage.
He is Loved,
The Mastrianni Family

Patrick Baker

March 10, 2021

DANNY was one of a kind as a person and a True friend . He was a caring man and yes a Hard Working Landscaping Professional!! My life is better that he was considered a good friend of mine !! When I was in my family Business known as the Once Proud Patrick Baker and Sons he was a great Customer and Kept Our West St Business Grounds Beautiful!! THANKS DANNY RIP BUDDY!!!

Lori Luponio

March 10, 2021

Such a great guy and proud to call my family. Hug your mom and dad for me cuz. Your hell in that place was hard for us all to see. RIP Dan!

Connie Rossetti Palazzo

March 10, 2021

So sorry about Dan, nice guy, we all grew up on Oak St, nicest family. Condolences to the family.
Connie Rossetti Palazzo

Ron Ingriselli

March 9, 2021

Dan was the gentil giant that would do anything for anyone! His landscaping business was second to none. May he Rest In Peace! Prayers and condolences to his family.🙏

Chris Shanley-Buck

March 9, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. Danny was such a sweet, kind soul. No doubt he and my brother are already reminiscing. At least you can now take comfort in the peace he finally has.

Paul Flynn

March 8, 2021

It’s sad to hear of the passing of a member of the extended family. We wish those who were close to Daniel our condolences.

Paul & Genie Flynn