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Thursday May 25th, 2017
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Griffin Residence, 504 Valley Road
Friday May 26th, 2017

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Richard A. Quinn

Richard Alan Quinn Sr., 79 passed away Saturday May 20, 2017 at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation. A memorial service will be held 11am Friday May 26, 2017 at St. Francis Anglican Church. A private committal will be held at St Thomas Episcopal Church Columbarium.


Richard was born September 15, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Morton John and Edna Pine Quinn. He loved sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies. When Richard and Mary came to Sanford he worked with Roberts Co. and later had an opportunity to purchase Morton’s Restaurant and renamed it Rich’s Corner (home of the Yellow Jacket Burger). Later he became a franchisee with Burger King and eventually owned seven restaurants. He had an individual love for each member of his family and enjoyed surprising them with elaborate family trips. He truly was a man who loved his family.


Richard is survived by his wife Mary Moore Quinn; sons, Richard A. (Rick) Quinn Jr.(Frankie D. Quinn) of Chattanooga, TN and Thomas S. Quinn (Carol T. Quinn) of Marietta, GA as well as his daughter Patricia Q. Griffin (Michael P. Griffin); grandchildren; Matthew D. Quinn (Courtney C. Quinn), Jamie Quinn (Alexis Arterberry), Richard Alex Quinn, Patrick Dylan Quinn, Thomas S. Quinn Jr.(Colleen D. Quinn), Caitlin A. Quinn, Quinn A. Griffin (Brian K. Bonville) and Kelly G. Griffin;  great grandchild Mabel C. Quinn; brother Leonard L. Quinn (Alison Quinn) of NJ.


The family will receive friends Thursday 4-7pm at Mike & Patti Griffin’s residence 504 Valley Rd. Sanford, NC.

 Memorial contributions can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 5510 Six Forks Road, Suite 107, Raleigh NC 27609; or Cancer Survivor Clinic Waverly Hematology & Oncology, 300 Ashville Ave., Suite 310, Cary, NC 27518.


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To the family of Mr. Quinn. I am very sorry to read of your loss. Mr. Quinn was a man that I had great respect. I hope and pray that you always remember him for all of the love that he had for mankind. Continue to look unto the hills, from whence cometh your help. For your help comes from the Lord. Be encouraged and trust God. Know him as your personal Lord and Savior. God Bless You!

Marilyn G Brown Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Mr. Quinn was a really great man always treated me with the most respect . Family please know that I will always remember the opportunity he gave me as an Assistant Manager at BK.. loved me some Tom & Rick (smile). stay strong until you meet again

Linda Judd Wilson Jun 9 2017 12:00 AM

We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed away". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember Jehovah God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org

Rachel Morton Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

Good evening Quinn family my deepest condolences to you and your family. The sting of death can zap us of our strength. But gods word the bible can give us strength and comfort. The bible book of revelation says that God will wipe out every tear from there eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed on. Hopefully soon will see this scripture fulfilled. Revelation 21:3,4 feel free to visit our website at jw.org.

Jhon May 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Quinn

Pamela Blalock Kos May 27 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robert and Frances Petty

May 27 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Sandra Layne May 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Quinn

Reinette S. Stephenson May 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Quinn

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Quinn

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