Robert Freeman Quirk
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of Fitchburg; 84
FITCHBURG -- Robert Freeman Quirk, age 84, of Fitchburg, formerly of Needham and Saugus on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center of chronic illnesses. He was born August 21, 1928 in Lynn, MA, son of Ralph Quirk (deceased) and Blanche (Fitzpatrick) Quirk (deceased). Survived by wife Eleanor (Doane) Quirk; son Ralph and his wife Nancy (Post) of Lewisville, TX; son Brian and his wife Jeannette (Lagasca) of Leominster, MA; grandchildren Shawn and Megan Quirk of Lewisville TX and Brian, Nicholas, and Bryce Quirk of Leominster, MA; and great-granddaughter Kaylee Quirk. Bob was predeceased by brother Kenneth, sister Janet, former wife Joan (Lassall) Quirk and son Michael.
He was a graduate of Saugus High School in 1946, Northeastern University with a BS in Chemical Engineering, 1954, and an MS in Chemistry, 1959. His employment included Xerox, IBM, Harvard University; he retired from Raytheon. He was a veteran of World War II, U. S. Army, Sgt., 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
QUIRK -- Memorial Service Wednesday, July 24th at 11:00 A. M. at Christ Church Episcopal, 569 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA, followed by a Reception in Guild Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
(www.lung.org/donate/), the Kidney Society of America (www.kidneyfund.org/give-now/), or Christ Church Episcopal, 569 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (www.christchurchfitchburg.org). Internment will be at Needham cemetery in Needham, MA at a later time. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104-4857, 1-800-493-8001. For information about guestbook and directions go to www.tributes.com.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on June 12, 2013