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Elaine M. (Gagnon) Quinlan

November 9, 1938 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 82)


Elaine M. (Gagnon) Quinlan, wife of the late Thomas W. Quinlan died Friday Sept. 30th. Born in Salem was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian (Marquis) Gagnon.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and began her career at Auger Insurance Agency of Salem in 1956. Following her marriage to Tom, they moved to Peabody where they raised their family. Mrs. Quinlan resumed her insurance career in Lynn with the Farquhar & Black Insurance Agency for the next 29 years.

Elaine had a talent in home decorating and over the years she was frequently asked for help during decorating projects. Elaine was a loving wife, devoted mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother (memere) to her two beloved grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her daughter Carolyn Nadworny and her husband Richard of Boxford, her son Michael Quinlan of Middleton, her grandchildren Patrick and Matthew Nadworny, sister-in-law Kathleen Quinlan Nash and her husband Paul, niece Julie Nash Miller, nephew Paul Nash, Jr. and life long friend Rosemary Donovan. She was predeceased by her sister Jacqueline Gagnon.

Relative and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the NADWORNY Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn, Friday at 9:00 AM followed by services at 10:00 AM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Donations in her memory maybe made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or at

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Visiting Hours
October 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nadworny Funeral Home & Cremation
798 Western Ave.
Lynn, MA 01905

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Nadworny Funeral Home & Cremation
798 Western Ave.
Lynn, MA 01905

Interment following funeral service
October 8, 2021

St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem
226 North St.
Salem, MA 01970


Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Office
480 Pleasant st., Watertown MA 02472

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