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SAUGUS, MA: John L. Quinlan ("Johnny Q"), 74 of Saugus (formerly of Peabody) died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Dear husband to Barbara (McLaughlin) Ryder Quinlan of Saugus. Loving dad to both Michael J. Quinlan of Roslindale and predeceased by David E. Quinlan of Peabody. Devoted grandfather to Michael D. Quinlan and Matthew D. Quinlan of Peabody. He also leaves two sisters, Joyce (Quinlan) Smart and Barbara (Quinlan) Geraghty both of Peabody.
In addition to his biological family, he leaves his stepson, Paul Ryder, his wife Simina and their two children, Colin and Lorelei of Melrose. John continued to be an active and caring father-in-law to Doreen (Colosi) Quinlan Pasquale and her husband, Bill Pasquale of Peabody after his own son's death in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody on January 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org.
Published on December 27, 2017
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