Read the obituary for Kevin Quinn, a Marine veteran and new dad

"Doing for others as he would want done unto him was his way of life."

Kevin Quinn and his daughter, Logan. —Facebook via The Boston Globe

Loved ones are mourning the loss of Kevin Quinn, 32, of Mashpee — a brand new father, local business owner, and former member of the United States Marine Corps, for which he served two tours in Afghanistan.

Quinn is being remembered by friends and family for his “kind and generous heart,” according to his obituary. The lifelong Cape Cod resident passed away in a car crash last Friday while heading home from the hospital, where he was visiting his wife and newborn daughter.

In addition to caring deeply for his relatives and animals, Quinn had a passion for “boating, motorcycle riding, trucks, and enjoying the perfect ‘slightly undercooked’ pizza,” according to his obituary.


Read the obituary for Quinn, shared by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, below:

KEVIN P. QUINN, Beloved husband to Kara and father to his newborn daughter, Logan. Kevin was a life-long resident of Cape Cod. After completing his education, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2008 and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He was PROUD to be a Marine and honored to serve alongside his fellow Marines with CLB-7 based out of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, California.

After returning to Cape Cod, Kevin pursued his dream of becoming a local business owner servicing the Cape Cod Community. In 2015, Kevin and Kara opened Quinn’s Excavation and Septic and together ran a business establishment that has earned the respect of his peers and his clients.

He is survived by his parents, John and Janet Quinn, brother Ryan, wife Kat, and daughter Savannah, sister Danielle Emerald, husband Eric, and son Dom. Kevin’s grandparents are John and Kathleen Quinn of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

He is also survived by his loving in-laws Jim and Linda Sullivan, Kara’s brothers Ryan and Brendan, and Kara’s grandmother Evelyn .

Kevin was loved by his deceased grandparents, John and Ann Donovan, numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins as well as his wonderful and amazing friends. Kevin always had a kind and generous heart. Doing for others as he would want done unto him was his way of life. He will be missed dearly by all the lives he so deeply touched.

He was an amazing son, brother, husband, and new daddy. In addition, Kevin had two furry favorites, Blue and Teak, whom he adored. Some of Kevin’s other passions were his love for boating, motorcycle riding, trucks, and enjoying the perfect “slightly undercooked” pizza.

Kevin spread so much love and kindness to so many and he will FOREVER be in our hearts. We love you today, tomorrow and through eternity. You truly were a rare gem!

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, August 5 at Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home located at 74 Algonquin Ave, Mashpee, MA from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, August 6 at 11:00 at Christ the King Parish on Jobs Fishing Road in Mashpee followed by a Military burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers please honor our military families by participating in an outstanding local organization HEROES IN TRANSITION ( This organization was established by another fallen marine family and it provides various services, equipment, service animals and support to those too often forgotten, Veterans.

As Kevin would often say, “SEMPER FI” to my brotherhood. You are my family.