Jeremy Lyon Quinn
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DUMMERSTON Jeremy Lyon Quinn, 47, of Dummerston, known solely as Quinn to many, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 26, 2013, after a three year bout with cancer. Jeremy was born in Brattleboro, and raised in Guilford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Trisha Kneeland of Dummerston. They were together for 18 years. They were married in a ceremony at Jeremy's 40th birthday party, on Aug. 29, 2005, as a surprise to most of the guests.
He is survived by his father, Neil Quinn and his wife, Betsy Bates, of Guilford; his mother, Virginia Bredenberg, and her husband, Alfred, of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Bevan Quinn, and his wife, Tammi, of Guilford; a sister, Mauireen Derby Quinn and her husband, Watson Bell III, of St. Andrews, Scotland; a brother, Paul Bredenberg, and his wife Jubilee, of Raleigh, N.C.; an uncle, four aunts, several cousins, two nephews, a niece, and many friends.
He attended Guilford Central School, The Homer Thomas School in Guilford, and was graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1983. During the years between Guilford and Dummerston he also lived in Brattleboro, West Dover, Wilmington, and East Dover.
Jeremy was known for his thoughtfulness, kindness, and love of the outdoors. He was a self-employed caretaker, arborist, and landscaper who loved and took great pride in gardening and apple tree pruning. From his first contacts with boards in the early 1980s, he was a tremendous supporter for snowboarding and skateboarding and was also a mentor to many. He spent many years managing snowboard shops and had his own skateboard and snowboard shop in Brattleboro in the early 1990s. He had an extensive collection of snowboards and related ephemera, known as the Vermont Works Snowboard Collection.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of Jeremy's life will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in the Michael S. Currier Center at The Putney School in Putney from 2 to 4 p.m. for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelly Clark Foundation, in memory of Quinn, to help youth achieve success through snowboarding. The Kelly Clark Foundation, P.O. Box 100 PMB 468, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Kellyclarkfoundation.org.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 29, 2013