Have not posted much. My grandfather passed away on Tuesday.... SO I have been majorly busy with this. The funeral is today and then finally this weekend I can hopefully relax!!
FARMINGTON — George Eliot Bertwell Quinn, M.D., 88, of Central Street in Farmington, died on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at home.
Born Aug. 11, 1916, in East Chelmsford, Mass., he was the son of George A. and Martha (Bertwell) Quinn.
He was a graduate of Concord High School, Concord, Class of 1934, where he was a champion track and field runner. He was a cum laude graduate of UNH, Class of 1938. While there, he was commissioned in the ROTC Army, also he received the National Recognition for track and field. He received the Rose Mill Medal at Rose Mill Stadium in Boston, Mass.
He was a graduate of Rochester Medical School, Class of 1942, in Rochester, N.Y.
A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a Major, he was stationed in Japan where he was in charge of Haneida Air Base Clinic.
He began his medical practice in Pittsfield in 1947. He was affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock in conjunction with the VA Hospital of White River Junction, Vt., in Internal Medicine. He had a private practice in Warner in 1948.
In 1949, he settled at home on Central Street in Farmington with his private practice. He was a leading pioneer in medical hypnosis in the area for 60 years.
He coached high school track for Farmington High School, served on the School Board for 15 years, was the basketball team physician and the school physician, he also covered as school physician in surrounding towns.
He supported the local 500 Boys and Girls Club, participated in the Booster Club, was a Physician Emeritus for the New Hampshire Medical Society, as well as being honored by them for his local community service.
He was inducted into the Farmington Athletic Hall of Fame and the UNH Hall of Fame for track and field.
He retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Clinic.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marian M. "Boots" Quinn of Farmington; five children, Eliot G. Quinn of Port Orchard, Wash., James S. Quinn of Somersworth, Anthony S. Quinn of Milton, Vt., April A. Beauregard of New Durham and Karl W. Quinn of Fairfield, Conn.; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Nicholas G. Quinn in 2002 and two sisters, Harriet Wilson and Ruth Prinz.
Calling hours are Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central St., Farmington, N.H. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Farmington at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Susan Goodwin, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Farmington 500 Boys and Girls Club, Summer St., Farmington, NH 03835 or to one’s favorite charity. To express condolences, please visit www.peasleefuneralhome.com.