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Gene J. Quirini

April 22, 1933 November 1, 2019
Gene J. Quirini
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Obituary for Gene J. Quirini

Gene J. Quirini
Of Mount Prospect

Gene Quirini was born on April 22, 1933 in Evanston, Illinois to Anthony and Mary (nee Marinaro) Quirini. He died Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Gene grew up in Wilmette Illinois as one of two sons of Italian immigrant parents. He caddied at the Indian Hill Country Club and was awarded the Evans Scholars scholarship for caddying, and attended University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana and graduated with a journalism degree. He then served in the military as a journalist in post World War II Europe. After his service, Gene returned to the Chicago area and worked for Allstate Life Insurance, where he met his wife Helene, and subsequently Federal Life in their advertising and marketing departments, before becoming owner/partner at Ross Llewellyn advertising agency.

Gene had a life long love of golf he freely shared with his children and friends, and was a proud member of the Bob O’ Link and the Grove Country Clubs. He was a voracious reader, a devoted stock market follower, and beloved sage patriarch. Gene enjoyed time with family, travel, Chicago sports, long dinners, and good conversation with friends.

Gene is survived by his children Monique McGrath, Gene E. (Terri) Quirini and Michael (Angela) Quirini; his grandchildren Brennan, Matthew, Samantha, Gabriella, Aiden, Alex, Michael, Nicholas and Mia; as well as his brother Anthony (Laurie) Quirini.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helene Natalie Quirini (nee Gordon) as well as his parents.

Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Funeral Mass Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Thomas Becket Church, 1321 Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Memorial donations in Gene’s honor may be made to the Western Golf Association, Evans Scholarship Foundation, Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

Previous Events





3:00 PM 11/7/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 11/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Becket

1321 Burning Bush Lane
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

St. Thomas Becket
1321 Burning Bush Lane Mount Prospect 60056 IL

Cemetery Details


All Saints Cemetery Final Resting Place

700 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

700 N. River Road Des Plaines 60016 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Fund


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