Harold Leroy Quinn, 83, of Socorro, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019.
He was born to William Harold and Harriet (Harvey) Quinn.
Harold was known to be a serious rock hound. He loved the occasion of being able to go searching for rocks and admiring the different colors, shapes, textures and consistencies. He displayed most of his collection in his front yard where he spent time and energy using his discoveries to decorate around his flowers and trees. His adventures brought him hours of enjoyment and visiting the beautiful desert and mountains became not just a hobby but his very own “pot of gold.”
He loved supporting the New Mexico Lobos basketball team and attending the games in the ‘pit’ with his family and close friends. His neighborhood of friends became part of his family and he often spoke of their kindness. Harold became a business owner in the late 1960s and he and Carmen moved to Socorro with two babies, Richard and Ronnie.. They ran the “Rascos” store for a few years and then purchased “Brownbilts Shoes and Western Wear.”
His faithful customers and friends who supported Brownbilts meant the world to Harold. He always said, “We’re here for the customers, they are our bread and butter.” He believed in working hard and doing whatever it took to help the local community. Harold loved the connection with other local business owners and took pride in his business.
He was a member of the Socorro City Council and a devoted supporter of the Socorro Warriors, the Lions Club, Hammel Museum, and the Socorro County Fair and Rodeo. Harold enjoyed “giving back” to his community and is very grateful for having the opportunity to raise his family here and call Socorro home. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald; siblings, Robert Paul Quinn, Eugene Frederick Quinn, Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Pavia and William Quinn.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen; a son, Richard (Maria) Quinn; siblings, Kenneth Louis Quinn, Mary Margaret Quinn, Eileen Jane Quinn, Delia Sue Quinn, Thomas Arthur (Janice) Quinn and Christine Lee (Delbet) Frantz; grandchildren, Jordan Quinn, Devin Quinn, Arnette Quinn, Catalina Quinn Lopez, Dominique Quinn and Matthew Quinn; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m., August 21, 2019, at