George Quinn

George Richard Quinn

Saturday, September 14th, 1940 - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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George Richard Quinn, 78, of Newtown passed away peacefully Dec. 5, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital after brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathleen (McIlrath) Quinn.
George was born in Yonkers, NY, Sept. 14, 1940 the son of the late George D. Quinn and Grace Badolati Quinn. In addition to his wife he is survived by and will be truly missed by his son Eric R. Quinn of Newtown, his sister Carole Quinn of New Canaan, brother-in-law Brian McIlrath and his wife Mary, brother-in-law Thomas McIlrath of Danbury and brother-in-law William McIlrath and his wife Lyn of Bethel.
George attended schools in New York City and graduated from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. Immediately after graduating he entered the Air Force as a First Lieutenant in 1964 and was discharged with honors as a Captain in 1969, after serving in the U.S. and Libya.
George then began a career in the field of non-destructive testing as an instructor that lasted almost 50 years. Starting with Krautkramer Branson, then as a partner with Hellier Associates and ending with Sperry Rail Service, George became one of the best known instructors of Ultrasonic and Eddy Current Testing in the country, having taught thousands of individuals in different fields. He was certified Level III in both ultrasonic and eddy current testing with the American Society of Non-destructive Testing and would still be teaching today if he could. He truly loved what he did and the people he worked with.
Calling hours will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. Newtown from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday December 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd. Newtown. Interment with military honors will follow at Newtown Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., Inc. P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
    NEWTOWN, CT 06470
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  • Service

    Monday, December 10th, 2018 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 10th, 2018 10:30am
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    46 Church Hill Road
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    Rev. Alphonse Arokiam
  • Interment

    Newtown Village Cemetery
    Elm Drive at Hawley Road
    NEWTOWN, CT 06470
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Dominic Fiorillo

Posted at 12:06pm
In Honor of my friend and mentor Mr. George Quinn who left this earth on Dec. 5, 2018.
I will miss you, and all our time together discussing life, love, Music, Ultrasonics, photography, and many other subjects.
I loved , trusted, and respected George and will cherish what I learned from this Wonderful Man. You will now be the teacher of the universe!!!

Rest in Peace, Godfather.
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William Gilmore

Posted at 09:53pm
My condolences to the Quinn families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear George. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering. For more encouraging thoughts, please visit

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