July 23, 1930 — November 6, 2016
A proud Irishman, Maurice J. McQuinn, 86, of Manteca passed away November 6, 2016. Maurice was born in a farm house near Cameron, MO. on July 23, 1930. He lived and worked in several Midwestern states before moving to Tracy, Ca. in 1978.
He was a U.S. Navy Seebee Veteran and was deployed overseas three times; he served from 1954-1956. He was a member of The American Legion Post 249. He was a Professional Civil Engineer registered in Illinois and California; after 30 years of federal service he retired from Bureau of Reclamation in 1988. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV; Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay and all along the coast were some of their favorite spots. A reserved but witty man Maurice had an amazing talent for woodworking; making beautiful carvings and fine furniture for family and friends. He was a self-proclaimed Gemologist collecting unique and rare rocks from around the world. Maurice is survived by son; Thomas and his Daughters; Maureen, Teresa and Rita. He was blessed by six surviving grandchildren; Blaine, Timothy, Samuel, Haley, Natalie and Ana. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy and one grandson Ryan.
P.L .Fry & Son is honored to be service the McQuinn family. A Irish wake will be held Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 5. to 8 p.m. held at P.L Fry & Son Chapel 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. A mass will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St. Manteca, Ca. He will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (CA) Bulletin
Tuesday, November 8, 2016