Rebecca "Beck" McGinley Quinn, 90

September 29, 2009

AUG. 1, 1919-SEPT. 25, 2009

Rebecca "Beck" McGinley Quinn left this earth on Sept. 25, 2009, after residing on it for 90 years.

Born in Plainfield, N.J., to Charles and Rose McGinley on Aug. 1, 1919, she married Michael F. Quinn on July 4, 1940. Together they raised two children, Michael F. Quinn Jr. (wife Judy Quinn) of Schenectady, N.Y., and Rebecca Q. Beck (husband James Beck) of McLean, Va.

Beck and her family came to Hagerstown from Plainfield in 1961 with Mack Trucks. She was a dedicated volunteer, helping the March of Dimes, Western Maryland Hospital and the Red Cross Bloodmobile program. She loved bowling, tennis and swimming, enjoying them into her 80s.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1987.

In addition to her son and daughter, she is survived by brother, James McGinley of Montrose Colo.; grandsons, Michael Quinn of Mount Vernon, N.Y., George Quinn (Kirsten Quinn) of Amherst, N.H., Zachary Beck (Susanne Wisen) of Palo Alto, Calif., Aaron Beck (Jessica Beck) of Lincoln, Mass.; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Neve Quinn and Zoe Beck. She is also survived by stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Fonda (Charles Kaylor and daughter, Haven) and Nathan Rossman (Noelle Rossman).


Beck will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends, her no-nonsense approach to life and her wonderful sense of humor. She was the matriarch of the large McGinley and Quinn families, and will be terribly missed by her many relatives.

A Mass of the Christian burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, Md., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. with Father William P. Foley officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and celebrate Beck's long life at a reception following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Homewood Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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