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Calling Hours for Brewster Man, 70, Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

Patrick J. Quinlan entered into eternal rest peacefully at his home on Feb. 17, surrounded by his family after an optimistic and courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Alma (nee Calise); two daughters, Maureen Pudelka of Danbury, CT, and Colleen Quinlan of Ridgewood, NJ; two sisters, Roseanna McKee of Green Island, NY and Carol Wilkerson of New Orleans, LA; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Patrick was employed for 37 years by the Address-Multigraph Corp. in New York City, as a senior technical representative.

He was born on March 17, 1943, St. Patrick’s Day, along with his twin Michael (predeceased) in Yonkers; raised in Liberty, NY and moved to Brewster in 1972.

He was a member of the American Legion in Brewster and an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 2101 Elks Lodge. He served as an officer, state vice president and district deputy of the Mid-Hudson District. He was the lodge treasurer for 38 years.

He spent his military time in the US Air Force flying radar surveillance planes as an airborne radar technician for the Air Defense Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at  St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. Internment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21 at Beecher Funeral Home (1 Putnam Avenue in Brewster).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Patrick's memory can be made to United Cerebral Palsy.

Editor's note: Beecher Funeral Home provided this obituary. It's been edited for style.

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