Milestones, Obituaries


CRAFTSBURY – William Paul Quinn Sr., 56, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 2, with his family by his side at the Copley Hospital in Morrisville. William, also known as Bill, was born in Montpelier, December 17, 1964, the son of John and June (Wood) Quinn Sr. William attended People’s Academy in Morrisville.

Throughout school Bill worked at Bevin’s Speed and Cycle in Montpelier, then worked for Dubois Construction, also of Montpelier, and went on to run the maintenance department for the Village Green in Stowe where he met Elin Skjolberg. They married in 1987 and found their way to Florida in 1990. Three children from this previous marriage include William P. Quinn, Jr., Erik S. Quinn, and Dakota J. Quinn. Bill moved to Hudson, Fla., and started his own business called Quinn’s Home and Property Maintenance where he met Heather Bell. The business was successful for 20-plus years. Bill and Heather married on September 11, 2008, moving back to Vermont in 2009.

Bill lived life to the fullest and enjoyed boating, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers, fishing, cooking and baking for family functions, homesteading, doing mechanical work and, especially, spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Heather of Braintree; his dad, John J Quinn, Sr. of Hardwick; five children: William Quinn Sr. and his partner, Ashley, and his beloved granddaughter, Raelynn; Erik Quinn, Dakota Quinn, Patrick Quinn (from current marriage with Heather Quinn) all of Craftsbury; three sisters: Donna Ford of Florida, Deanna Turner of South Carolina, Darlene LaCasse of Hardwick, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his mom, June Wood Quinn; brother, John Joseph Quinn, Jr; sister Debbie Quinn; and his daughter, Fiona Quinn. In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be conducted this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.

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