Flagstaff, AZ — Stephen Brenden Quinn, age 26, of Flagstaff, Arizona, died tragically in a car accident outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The beloved son of Peter and Carol (Gibson) Quinn of Newburyport, he was born in Haverhill on August 12, 1987, and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 2005 and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Stephen was on his way back home to live with his family for a while, and to reconnect with friends and be close to loved ones, especially his beloved “Grandma.”
While going to school at NAU he fell in love with the area and had lived there for eight years, enjoying the adventures of “off roading” in his jeep with friends. He also loved cooking, building computers, and had a passion for all kinds of cars, as well as an interest in films, documentaries, politics, economics, anything mechanical, remote control cars, helicopters, and car stereo systems. He held many jobs while in Flagstaff, he was a sous chef in a Sedona restaurant, and most recently he was a car salesman. In that position, he often traveled to the Native American Reservations outside of Flagstaff. He developed tremendous compassion and a deep connection to the Native American people.
In addition to his parents of Newburyport, he is survived by a sister, Katelyn Quinn of Newburyport; his grandmother, Mildred Gibson of Danvers; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, all of whom are totally devastated by his untimely passing. Although their anguish and pain are unbearable, the precious gift of his life will forever live in the hearts of those who loved him so dearly.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport, will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 42 Green St., Newburyport, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at the Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart Street, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Grand Canyon Trust Native American Program, 2601 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, www.grandcanyontrust.org/native-america.