Detective William F. Quinn – Cranston Police

     March 22, 2010 – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Detective William F. Quinn, who passed away on March 21, 2010 at his home in Cranston.  Born in Providence on April 6, 1942, he was the son of the late Robert and Ellen (Mahoney) Quinn.  After serving in the U.S. Navy for two year, Bill was appointed to the Cranston Police Department in 1966.  During his dedicated career protecting the citizens of Cranston, he served in the Patrol, Traffic, and the Detective Divisions for over 30 years before retiring in 1996.  He also served with the U.S. Marshall Service in Providence, and most recent with the RI State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force for 11 years before retiring three years ago.  Besides his loving wife of over 44 years, Janice (Fitzgerald) Quinn, he is survived by his children David W., Brian J. and Suzy Quinn, a brother James Quinn and cousin David Barry.  He was also the grandfather of Devin William Quinn, who was the joy of his life.  Bill enjoyed golfing, hockey, and an occasional cold one.  None of us will ever forget his dry wit or dynamic smile which made our day.  Rest in Peace Our brother.