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Colm  "Gunner" Quinn

Obituary for Colm "Gunner" Quinn

July 17, 1977 - March 10, 2021
Queens, New York | Age 43

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

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