OBITUARY

Robert Curtin Quinn

December 21, 1939March 19, 2021
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Robert “Bob” Curtin Quinn, 81, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Priscilla (Sampson) Quinn, peacefully passed away Friday, March 19, 2021. Bob was born December 21, 1939 and raised in Branford, son of the late John and Betty (Sykes) Quinn. He was a graduate of Branford High School where after graduation he went on to attend The Citadel, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Bob held the 4th highest rank in his Battalion and was voted by his classmates to serve on the school’s Honor Committee. Following graduation in 1961, Bob served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Benning, GA until May, 1964. He subsequently served 5 months in the active reserves and close to 5 years as an active reservist, holding the rank of Captain. He was Honorably discharged in 1969. Bob held our men and women serving in the military in the highest regard, supporting Veteran’s organizations whenever he could. Bob was employed by the Aetna Life & Casualty, holding an increasing number of responsible positions in the Human Resources Department. He was viewed as a valuable counselor to management and employees alike. His pragmatic approach to problem solving and high ethical standards were traits that not only served him well in business, but throughout his entire life as well. Bob was a member and Past President of the Aetna’s Men’s Club. In addition, he was active in the Wethersfield Little League for 10 years, winning 3 town championships during his coaching days. Upon his retirement, Bob was a management consultant for 10 years, a co-founder of the Aetna Retirees Association and was actively involved with The Church of the Incarnation, heading up the Garden Ministry, serving as a greeter and usher as well. Bob was an avid golfer and long-time member of the Wethersfield Country Club. In addition to his wife Priscilla of 59 years, Bob is survived by his loving family, including three sons, Russell and wife Melinda, of Portland, OR, Erin and wife Pamela, of Middlebury, VT, Mark and wife Wendy of Windsor; a daughter, Kristin Goggin, and husband, Daniel, of Plainville; six wonderful grandchildren, Bobby, Melissa, Hannah, Riley, Connor and Cody; five adored great grandchildren, Daylan, Jean, Priscilla Mae, Clementine and Theodore; a sister, Susan, and husband, Michael; and many nieces and nephews with their families. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by a daughter, Laura, and grandson, Sean, as well as a sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Stuart Klarman. The Quinn family requests in lieu of flowers, and to honor Bob, considering a contribution to any organization that supports Army Veterans, or research to cure diabetes, macular degeneration, COPD, and/or cancer. Friends and family may call on the Quinn family Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial, following the calling hours, will be celebrated, at 11 a.m. in The Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St. Wethersfield. Private family burial with full military honors will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. All CDC/COVID safety guidelines will be adhered to (masks and social distancing), thank you. To extend online condolences to the family, please visit desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Calling Hour

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Burial - Private

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Tony Colasacco

March 25, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family, the world lost a good man.
Rest In Peace Bob, we will keep the Garden Ministry going in your name, you just keep an eye on us.

Diane Korntheuer

March 24, 2021

I’m so sad to hear about Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob at Aetna and he was absolutely the BEST supervisor I ever had. He was one of a kind in the very best way. Bob was honest, ethical, authentic and had the utmost in integrity. He was incredibly respected by those who worked with him and was a great role model.

Bob really made a difference in the lives of so many people at Aetna. What a wonderful legacy. I will always think of him very fondly.

May he rest in peace and may wonderful memories comfort his family.

Derek Peplau

March 24, 2021

Kristin, sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was a great guy. I know it’s been a long time, but I’m thinking of you and your family.

Derek

Howard King

March 23, 2021

My heartfelt sympathies to Bob's family. We were classmates at The Citadel and in "R" Company together. One of the highest honors that any cadet can receive is for his classmates to elect him as the company representative on the Honor Committee, and Bob was elected by Romeo Company to be our representative. He was held in very high esteem by all of us who knew him.
The last time I saw Bob and Priscilla was several years ago when several of his company classmates met in Charleston for lunch. I cherish that memory and the four years we spend together at The Citadel. Well done, thy good and faithful servant. Rest in Peace.
Howard King

Martha Partridge

March 23, 2021

Dear Priscilla, Rusty, Erin, Mark and Kristin;
Our prayers go out to you and all your dear ones at this sad time of Bob’s passing. We cherish all the fun (and some very sad) memories of our days living back to back on Stillwold and Chamberlain, watching our Indian guides grow up to become WHS athletes ... with all those memories in between. We all send our love. Marty and Russ Partridge

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