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Thomas J. Quirk


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Thomas J. Quirk Obituary
Quirk, Thomas J.



Thomas J. Quirk, of Placitas, NM and Guilford, CT, was born in Natick, MA, April 30, 1930, and passed away on May 7, 2016 in hospice in Albuquerque. He served as an officer with the Marines in Korea and has been grateful for the caring services of the VA during his many years' struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Tom was a graduate of Boston College and BC School of Social Work, later serving in agencies in Worcester, MA, and as Director of New Britain (CT) Catholic Family Services for 27 years. During his over 25 years in NM he was active in the Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade, San Antonio Catholic Mission and the Placitas Senior Center, and was a volunteer court mediator and avid golfer, camper and hiker for many years, exploring the towns and trails of NM. He and his wife Aileen loved to sit on their patio watching the Sandias and Cabezon, marveling at their luck in having such a good life among the mountains and wonderful people of their adopted state. Friends enjoyed his warm smile and Boston accent, and that he never missed an opportunity to support his Boston and Connecticut sports teams. Part of every year he loved being near family and walking beaches in Cape Cod and Guilford.

Tom was a loving husband and father, and a loyal friend. He leaves his wife Aileen Garriott; daughters Annemarie Alexa and her husband John of Old Saybrook, CT, and Kathleen Meagher of Manchester, CT; sons Kevin of Milford, CT, and Brian of S. Korea; stepsons Geoffrey Fix and his wife Jackie of Guilford, CT, and Erich Fix and his partner Margaret of Troy, IL; and stepdaughter Jeanette Lauer of Granite City, IL. He leaves 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His special dog Vinny will also miss him.

A Mass will be celebrated at San Antonio Mission, Placitas, Friday, May 13, at 11 AM with reception to follow at the Mission's social center.

In lieu of flowers, please send gifts in Tom's name to the Placitas Community Library or the Visiting Nurse Association of Guilford, CT.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 11, 2016
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