Richard M. Quirk, Sr.

Sep 11th, 2021

Richard M. Quirk, Sr.

Richard M. Quirk, Sr., 76, of South Yarmouth, MA passed away on September 11, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He will be greatly missed.


Richard was born in Dorchester, MA, the son of James H. Quirk, Sr. and Joanne E. (McBride) Quirk.  The family moved to Dennis in 1948 and then permanently settled at Dinah’s Pond, South Yarmouth in 1950, lovingly known as “Nannie’s House”.


He graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in the class of 1964 and went on to do a tour of duty with the U. S. Navy from 1965 to 1968.  As a court officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he proudly served at the Barnstable County Courthouse. In addition, he loved his night job as manager of Filene’s in Hyannis.  When Filene’s closed he landed his favorite job, running security for the Hyannis Port Civic Association.


Richard was a lifelong devout member of the Saint Pius X Church in South Yarmouth.


His favorite activity was spending time with his family.  He had “girls lunch”on Mondays, “ brothers lunch” on Fridays at his favorite place, The Skipper, and "Grampie time" with Shannon and TJ.   Family was always first.


Surviving are his four children, Richard M., Jr. and his wife, Nanci Lee (Anderson) of Yarmouth Port, Karin and her husband, Jeff Fournier of Wareham, Teresa and her husband, Chuck Childs of South Yarmouth, Timothy and his wife, Amy (Pierce) of Dennis, as well as his cherished grandchildren, Shannon Lynn and Timothy James, Jr., “TJ”.  He is also survived by his siblings, James and his  wife, Anne of Yarmouth Port, Robert and his wife, Gayle of South Yarmouth, Ann Quirk of Marstons Mills, Joanne “Betsy” and her husband, Gary Ault of River Ridge, LA, Edward “Ted” and his wife, Jan of South Yarmouth, Mary and her husband, John Barry of Newtown, CT and South Yarmouth, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Family and friends are invited to call at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA.  Interment will follow in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, MA.


Contributions in his memory may be made to Saint Pius X Church or to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

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