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Eugene Quinn

Eugene "Gene" Quinn

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Eugene (Gene) Quinn, 70, of Ocean Gate, New Jersey, died on February 13, 2020, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.

Gene was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and raised in Rochelle Park by parents, Edwin and Jean Quinn. He was the youngest of seven siblings, Dorothy (Joan), Edward, Gerald (Jerry), Matthew (Matt), Brian and his twin brother, William (Bill). Gene was a 1969 graduate of Hackensack High School. He worked for the family taxi company and played football and baseball growing up in Bergen County.

Following his graduation, Gene enlisted for military service and served the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He served two tours of duty and was awarded the National Defense Medal, Marksmanship Badge and Sharpshooter's Badge. Gene was honorably discharged from military service in 1975 shortly after getting married and starting a family.

Gene was very proud of his service to his country, but even more proud of his life after military service had ended. Service was, however, part of his DNA and prompted him to start a landscaping company to serve customers in North Jersey. Gene owned and operated his family business for over 35 years prior to his retirement. He took great pride in his work and commitment to his customers.

Gene was most proud though of his family. His children and grandchildren were the highlight of his life, and he made sure to play an active role in their lives. Gene was truly present in their lives and aimed to instill the same values on which he built his life.

Gene was a larger than life personality – naturally gregarious, he could light up any room. His hobbies were many: gardening, trips to the farmers market and auctions, cooking, hunting, serving as the family handyman, landscaping the homes of family members, trips to the nursery, endless searches for the best pizza, driving miles for incredible donuts, Nascar and NHRA racing, antique cars, complaining about politics, rooting for the Yankees and Giants (and later the Phillies - for his grandson), fishing, getting up at the crack of dawn – every day, and posting pictures and videos on Facebook…constantly. He will be missed by so many.

Gene is survived by his sons, Sean Quinn (Michelle Quinn) and Brian Quinn (Gina Abbruzzese), step-daughters, Theresa Montagnino and Gwenn Montagnino, grandchildren, Braden, Zachary, Mia, Justin, Gianna, and Antonio, his brothers, Bill Quinn (Sharon Quinn), Matt Quinn (Maureen Quinn), Jerry Quinn (Alice Quinn), and Ed Quinn (Marie Quinn), and his partner, Maria Catena and her daughters, Marisa Catena Reis and Michele Catena.


< PLEASE NOTE SERVICE CHANGE >

A Celebration of Life gathering for relatives and friends will be postponed for a later date. The family will not have services this Saturday, March 14th. Please review our web site for rescheduling or please call the funeral home at 732-269-3100. Mastapeter Memorial Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Gene’s memory to Operation Homefront (www.operationhomefront.org).
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    Mastapeter Memorial Home (Bayville)
    Address
    270 Atlantic City Blvd.
    BAYVILLE, NJ 08721
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    The scheduled life celebration for Gene is postponed to a later date. We will post the schedule change when known. Please call the funeral home at 732-269-3100, if you have any questions.

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RIP with Jesus , Tony Chiusano

Posted at 05:50pm
Genie ,all your dedication, care and love of plants and nature I could not think of a more fitting tribute to you ..a tree in your name ! God bless
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Todd & Jessica Richheimer

Posted at 03:10pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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Bob LePage

Posted at 09:48pm
Gene was a very special guy. When I was racing back in the day he was always there to help with the racecar. We would work sometimes through the night to get things done to race the next day. He would come to the track with us and never complain about anything. He would just help . We sort of lost contact with each other over the years but I understand it was always that way with everyone. Bob LePage
 
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Maria catena Posted at 07:05pm

Sounds about right!! Hard worker!!!🙏🏼
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Bruce Bennett

Posted at 04:19pm
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. May he rest in peace.
 
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Maria catena Posted at 07:05pm

❤️
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Patricia Lotz-Moore

Posted at 03:08pm
I've known Gene over 60 years we grew up in Rochelle Park went to the same grammar & high school he was a person that could make you laugh. He will be missed.
Patty Lotz-Moore
 
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Maria catena Posted at 07:07pm

Lots of fun! We laughed a lot!!!❤️
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