QUINLAN James J., of Medford MA. The family and friends of James J. Quinlan are saddened to report his death on February 1, 2016 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in Medford, Massachusetts following a long illness. Jim was a resident of Medford residing at the Medford Housing Authority facilities at Walkling Court, where his sense of humor and many small kindnesses will be missed. Jim was born in Boston, on July 10, 1951 and is survived by his mother, Ellen Slater of Brockton, and brothers Edward Quinlan of Millis, Massachusetts and John Quinlan of Florida. Jim was married to Susan Gilchrist formerly of Melrose with whom he had 3 sons, Christopher, James and Nicholas, all of whom survive him. Jim had a later marriage to the former Donna Tuscano formerly of Medford. Jim graduated from Cardinal Cushing Academy in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended Boston University in 1970. Jim grew up in, Brighton, Massachusetts with his mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, brothers and relatives who formed a large, lively and loving extended family. Jim was employed for many years in the printing industry and was recognized for his skill as a master color printer particularly with commercial announcements, posters and other technical products. He had been employed for many years at the Strahan Company in Chelsea MA and at Ames Printing. Jim is also survived by many nieces and cousins from his extended family, all of whom recall his caring nature, thoughtfulness and simple acts of kindness and consideration. Jim was very well read, had a razor sharp wit and marvelous sense of humor which he employed as part of his easy grace and charm with all he met. His pleasant manner and good nature was noted by the Intensive Care nurses at Lawrence Memorial who took wonderful care of Jim during his last days. He will be sorely missed. His funeral to which all are invited will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:30PM at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller Street, Medfield. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00PM. A private burial will be held at the convenience of his family. See www.robertsmitchell.com for the guest book, directions and additional information.
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Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Service
15 Miller Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 11, 2016