Colm "Gunner" Quinn

  • Born: July 17, 1977
  • Died: March 10, 2021
  • Location: Queens, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Colm Thomas Quinn, Gunner, a much-loved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

Colm Thomas Quinn of Queens, NY passed away tragically on Wednesday March 10th, 2021. He was 43 years old. Born in Newry, Co. Down to Thomas and Mary Quinn, Colm was the eldest of six children. Colm was known from a young age as Gunner and held this nickname from childhood through to adulthood. His love of sport was evident from a young age and he enjoyed playing and watching Soccer and Gaelic with Mountainview, Bosco and Newry Shamrocks. Colm excelled at sports and was never seen without a ball as a child. His wit and humour were one of his many attributes and his personality was noted by everyone that he met. By Colm's own admission, he led an interesting and adventurous life and the impact he had on us as a family and the many friends he made over the years is immeasurable.

Colm's work ethic was as such that he worked all over Ireland before moving to New York in September of 2002. He quickly made New York his home and worked as a mason for various companies, as well as for himself.
Colm was well respected by all his colleagues and all that he met. He was always honest and to the point. The many messages of support from all over the world is reflective of the high esteem Colm was held in. In his spare time Colm loved to play GAA, socialise, watch Boxing at Madison Square Garden, read a good book and cook exceptional dinners.

Colm will be remembered as a gentleman. He had a great sense of humour, was full of devilment and had a cheeky smile. Colm made an impression on everyone that he met and was renowned for helping people, especially those that made a recent move to NYC.

Colm is survived by his parents, Thomas and Mary Quinn, his siblings, Donal, Ciara, Patrick, and Marita. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas. He will be missed by his nephew, and nieces, extended family, and friends. Colm will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Colm Thomas Quinn, Gunner, a much-loved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

A celebration of Colm's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave, Pelham, New York on Sunday March 14th from 2-6 PM. Colm's remains will be repatriated home to Newry on Monday March 15th . He will be laid to rest at St Mary's Cemetery in Newry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colm's name to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit

Those who would like to view Colm's Life Celebration may do so via this link on Sunday March 14th from 2-6PM


Condolence & Memory Journal

Legend. R.I.P. my friend

Posted by Shane O'Hare - Friend   March 18, 2021

Colm was an absolute gent when i first met him on holidays in New York my deepest condolences to all family and friends rest in peace GUNNER

Posted by Brian Mc mullan - Friend   March 15, 2021


Heartfelt Sympathy to Tom and Mary and family on the tragic loss of their much loved son Colm.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
deepest condolences.

Ronnie and Rosemary Mallon, Newry 15th March 2021

Posted by Ronnie mallon - Newry - Friend   March 15, 2021

Gunner, true gentlemen alot of great memories in New York , My deepest condolences to the Quinn family ❤

Posted by Theresa Kelly McCarthy - Friend   March 15, 2021


Sending my deepest condolences to Colms Family and Friends so very tragic From Eileen McCague

Posted by Eileen McCague - Kirkwood, NY - Family Friend   March 14, 2021

R.I.P Gunner. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Derek Dowling - NewYork, NY - Friend   March 14, 2021

Saddest news ever Sympathy to Tom Mary and Family R I P .Colm .

Posted by Paul Callan - Newry Co Down - Friend   March 14, 2021

Rest easy colm, ill always remember your kindness & help to me & Ella May, youl be sorely missed ❤ Emer xx

Posted by Emer O Leary - Maspeth queens Ny, NY - Friend   March 14, 2021

Gunner, such fond memories of you...just one of the best. Never forgotten, my deepest sympathy to your family.

Posted by Katie McBride - Levittown, NY - Friend   March 13, 2021

Gone to soon.

Posted by Seamus Mcgale - Sydney Australia - Friend   March 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss tom

Posted by Kathleen Pepper Pepper - Newry - Neighbor   March 13, 2021

Sorry for your grow up with him and is friend of the family so sorry for your loss from kelly dillon and family.x

Posted by Kelly Bannon Bannon - Newry - Family Friend   March 13, 2021

Thinking of you all at this terrible time. Colm was a good guy and wish we had more time to be with him. May you find some peace in knowing how many people loved him.

Posted by Pat Eaton - Yonkers - Family   March 13, 2021

Rip in peace gunner lad condolences to the family in these tough times

Posted by Marty Hollywood - Friend   March 13, 2021

R I P gunner fly with the angels kid god bless

Posted by Tony Dignam - Wayne, NJ - Coworker   March 13, 2021

God rest gunner

Posted by Baz Hart Hart    March 13, 2021

An absolute gent, taken to soon and my thoughts are with his family now and in the future

Posted by Sean Murray - Queens, NY   March 13, 2021

So glad to have known you, a true gentleman and always the first to step up to help. R.I.P. Gunner, deepest condolences to all your family and friends

Posted by Cormac & Barbara Connolly - Jamaica, NY - Friend   March 13, 2021

Deepest condolences to Marita and the Quinn family. May Colm rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Gail McSherry - WY - Family Friend   March 13, 2021

RIP to a legend of a man

Posted by Fearghal & Roisin Shannon - Friend   March 13, 2021

RIP Colm from ur best friend JP from New York/ Killough Co Down.

Posted by JP/ Peter Milligan - Maspeth, NY - Friend   March 13, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Colm's Parents brothers and sisters on his untimely passing.Our sons knew Colm in Queens and are deeply saddened by his passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.May gunners gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Posted by Bernie Kenny - Acquaintance   March 13, 2021

RIP colm God bless from the Graham Cunningham families newry ni

Posted by John Graham - Newry - Friend   March 13, 2021

Rip colm what a gentleman we have lost. Thinking of his famliy in these hard times

Posted by Stephen Mckevitt - Newry - Friend   March 13, 2021

Rest in peace Gunner . Tell your Thomas I was asking about him .

Posted by Sean Maguire - Family Friend   March 13, 2021

On behalf of the Casey family Newry, I would like to offer my condolences to the entire family cicle of Colm, Gunner as we grew up knowing him May he rest in peace.

Posted by Gerald Casey - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021

Rest in peace Gunner, you were some craic

Posted by Fiona Gaffney - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021

Gunner, the gunner, the elder statesman of New York queens to bronx! A man amongst men a guy who showed me so much and helped me through rough times he was a stalwart for many and I'm
Glad to be part of the many people helped through his time with us! I'm proud to have known this man and to be able to call him not just a friend but a brother. RIP Gunner

Posted by Neilly Sharma - Belfast - Friend   March 12, 2021

Condolences to all the Quinn Family and friends of Gunner. You were a good friend to me and everyone around you, you will be dearly missed.
Rest easy my friend

Posted by Barry and Barbara Darcy - Woodside, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

RIP Gunner. It has been an incredibly long time since we played football together at the Shamrocks in Newry all those years ago. A life gone too soon.

Posted by Damien Murtagh - Bedford, VA - Acquaintance   March 12, 2021

R.I.P Colm. Lord God keep Colm "Gunner" family strong through this heartbreaking time ❤

Posted by Sarah jane Ohagan - Newry - Family Friend   March 12, 2021

Rip gunner. A true friend and gentleman.

Posted by Conor McLoughlin - Maspeth, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

My heart is in pieces for Tom and Mary
God please give Colm a real good resting place X

Posted by Deirdre McDermott - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of the sad passing of Colm brother of Donal and brother-in-law of Pauline (Mullaghbawn) . May you find the strength to get through this sad time.

Posted by Margaret Strain - Friend   March 12, 2021

RIP Gunner.
I'm proud to have called you a friend. You will be missed forever.
Ill see you in the great hereafter.

Posted by Johnny Farrell - Newry, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

Rest in peace gunner. Youl always be remembered

Posted by Charlene Davis - Newry, AL - Friend   March 12, 2021

RIP MATE,old school friend n football rivalry,you were such a good footballer our team talks were always mark the gunner stop him scoring we win the game,good friend gutted RIP my old friend

Posted by Malachy Mc Mahon - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021


Uel Ferris rest in peace gunner may your brother show you heaven

Posted by Uel Ferris - St Albans, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

A pure gentleman RIP Gunner. Everyone you ever met you left an unforgettable impression on.

Posted by Liam Og Leonard - New York, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

Never in my life gunner did I ever thought that we would never met again my friend may God have mercy on your soul till me met again my friend

Posted by Uel Ferris - St Albans - Friend   March 12, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of the tragic passing of this beautiful young man. Taken far too soon. Rest in peace Colm. Condolences to this lovely family

Posted by Brenda OGorman - Newry - Family Friend   March 12, 2021

So sad to hear this news. Condolences to the Quinn family

Posted by Jo Flynn - Friend   March 12, 2021

Very sorry to here the sad news about Colm Quinn

Posted by John Magill - Armagh   March 12, 2021

Absolutely devastated to learn the news today. Rip chum you will be sorely missed. Thoughts with family circle . Paul and Carla Quinn

Posted by Carla Quinn - Newry, WY - Family Friend   March 12, 2021

I have no Words your sorrow is immeasurable,I think of you all, and pray for you all, may God be close to you

Posted by Kate & Micky Cahill - Friend   March 12, 2021


Posted by Declan Coyne - Stroudsburg, PA - Coworker   March 12, 2021

Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts with the whole family at this very difficult time xx

Posted by Dara Collins - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Colm's passing. Deepest condolences to Tom, Mary and the family. Hugh and Marie McShane.

Posted by Hugh McShane    March 12, 2021

I met Colm in NY in 2014, soon found out he was from Newry aswell. Full of life that could light up a room with his cheek and personality. Will never be forgotten. Always the best that's taken too soon.

Posted by Charlene Davis - Newry, NY - Friend   March 12, 2021

RIP Gunner

Posted by Cathal Burns - Newry - Friend   March 12, 2021

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