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  • Earl H. Quinn

  • Earl H. Quinn, 91, of 590 E. Gansevoort Street, Little Falls, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

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  • Earl H. Quinn, 91, of 590 E. Gansevoort Street, Little Falls, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
    He was born on January 4, 1921, in Little Falls; the son of the late Henry and Mae (Wilson) Quinn. He was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 1941.
    Earl was united in marriage to his wife of 68 years, the former Natalie Ferguson, on March 27, 1944, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Little Falls.
    Mr. Quinn was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Coast Guard on board the USS Vance. Entering the service on August 13, 1942, he was honorably discharged on December 8, 1945.
    He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Little Falls, and served as vestryman for many years. He was also a life member of the S/Sgt. Steve Stefula Post # 4612, VFW, Little Falls, a life member of the Kopco-Hunnington Spirit of 76 O.E.S., the Mohawk Valley Square Dance Club, a member of the Little Falls now Dolgeville Masonic Lodge # 796 F&AM, and was the recipient of the Dedicated Service Award through the Little Falls Masonic Lodge on February 4, 1985, and the distinguished service award from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Little Falls.
    Mr. Quinn was employed for many years by the former Cherry-Burrell Corp., Little Falls, and later by the General Electric Co., Utica. He was last employed by the Remington Arms Corp., Ilion, retiring as a maintenance electrician in May of 1985.
    He is survived by his wife, Natalie; his daughter, Shelley Quinn-Scarano, and his son-in-law, Dominick Scarano, Little Falls; six grandchildren, Karen Dexter Angeley (Mike), Bethany Dexter Cristman, Jonathan Dexter (Malyn), Aaron O'Bryan (Melissa Smith), Rory O'Bryan (Tracey), and Natalia Scarano Jodway (Adam); nine great-grandchildren, Randy and Laura Angeley, Taiylor and Connor Christman, Austin and Coy Dexter, Morgan and Quinn O'Bryan, and Jordan O'Bryan; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Quinn Dexter, on October 14, 1988; a granddaughter, Lindsey Michelle O'Bryan, on March 15, 1979; and by his sister, Jessie Mosher, on October 2, 2000.
    Earl was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was a model of how to live a joyous Christian life. Earl could find something to smile about, even when others could not. He lived to care and give to his family and friends. Even the last several months, as his health declined, he was a blessing to those taking care of him; always thanking them for taking care of him and teaching everyone how to leave this life with grace and dignity.
    A celebration of life mass will be held from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Little Falls, at a time and date to be announced. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Middleville Rural Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Steven A. Scarcia officiating.
    Page 2 of 2 - Arrangements are by the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls. There are no calling hours.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Quinn be considered to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 588 E. Albany Street, Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.
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