William R. Quirk

August 8, 1941 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 81)
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BOXFORD - Mr. William R. Quirk, 81 of Boxford, husband of the late Marianne (Cuoco) Quirk, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 8th, 2022, at Blueberry Hill Healthcare in Beverly.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Richard and Margaret (Riordan) Quirk. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Boys High School in Lynn. William continued his education earning his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University.

Mr. Quirk embarked on a long and successful career in Information Technology starting at IBM as a data punch card technician and transitioned into Sales Management before transferring to Control Data, a company that specialized in Mainframes. Prior to his retirement Bill had been employed by Ceridian Corporation as a Technology Sales Executive for several years.

As a longtime resident of Boxford, he was an active member of the Boxford Historical Society. For many years, he and his wife Marianne volunteered at the Apple Festival, an event they looked forward to every year. Active throughout the years, Bill loved playing golf, enjoying the competition and comradery. He liked to jog in his younger years and enjoyed walking, continuing to walk 5 miles daily until recently.

Surviving William are his daughters, Ann Quirk-Tsugranes and her husband, Vincent of Bahama, NC and Laura Detri and her husband, Ralph of Rehoboth, MA. He was also the father of the late twin boys, Brian and William Quirk and brother of the late Richard Quirk.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Mass which will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield on Friday, September 16th at 12:30 P.M. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS. Expressions of sympathy may be made in William’s memory to Catholic Charities Boston, 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


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Funeral Mass
September 16, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
St. Rose of Lima Parish
12 Park Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

September 16, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Mary Cemetery
226 North Street
Salem, MA 01970

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