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Austin W. Quinn, 27
Beloved Son

Lunenburg-Austin Woodland Quinn, 27, died peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019 after being stricken ill.
  Austin was born in Concord, MA on May 10, 1992 the son of Stephen P. and Marilyn (Byam) Quinn, and lived in Lunenburg all his life. 
  Austin was a 2010 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School, Townsend, MA. After attending the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, Austin was welcomed as a talented golfer by Ben Brown’s Ranch and Golf Resort in Laguna Beach, CA into a position of golf course demos and instructing, scheduling and pro shop retail management. Most recently, Austin worked as a financial advisor for MEC in Irvine, CA before moving back to Lunenburg in 2018. Known for his gentle demeanor and love of nature, Austin excelled at many sports including sailing, archery, bow hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, golf, lacrosse and hockey. He was an awarded swimmer, winning the Goddard Cup for stroke, style, form and diving. Austin enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and his ability to capture the most beautiful sunsets to add to his collection of photography. An avid fan of German auto engineering, his greatest joy was driving the California coast in his Mercedes C230 Kompressor. Austin’s passion for horticulture and environmental science was evident by his knowledge of indigenous species and re-distribution of plantings for the prevention of land erosion and protection of wildlife while in California. He was a loving, caring son who held deep affection for his family and friends.
  Austin is predeceased by his deeply beloved brother Zachary, and will be sadly missed by his parents and paternal grandmother, Charlotte Quinn of Wayland, MA; his aunts and uncles, Rev. Don Byam and wife Jane of Englewood, FL, Frank and Joyce Byam of Manchester, CT, Richard Quinn of Wayland, MA; and cousins Colby and husband Jerome, John and wife Lea, Cory and wife Yelena, Jessica, Meredith, Tommy, Mark, Ashleigh, Joseph, Jack, Avery, Avrora, Agniya, Madeline and Gwen.
  Relatives and friends are welcomed to honor and celebrate Austin’s life by gathering for visiting hours on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4-7 pm in the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 763 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the First Baptist Church located at 2 Maple Rd. South Chelmsford, MA. Burial will follow at Heart Pond Cemetery, South Chelmsford.
  To leave an online condolence for Austin’s family please see www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net.
  John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor and James M. Hebert funeral directors. 

Double click here to add text.Patrick M. Barney, 41
Retired Lunenburg Police Officer

Lunenburg-Patrick Michael Barney,41, died Saturday October 5, 2019 at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after being stricken ill.
  Patrick was born in Leominster on July 9, 1978 the son of Stanley W. and Suzanne E (Anderson) Barney. Patrick graduated from Lunenburg High School and later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University as well as a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College, Springfield. Upon graduation, Patrick worked on the Police ATV/Beach patrol for the summer on Nantucket Island. Patrick was appointed as a Reserve Officer at the Lunenburg Police Department July 1, 2000 and became a full-time Officer on January 13, 2002. He was a Squad Leader when he graduated from the Massachusetts Police Corps. Patrick LOVED the Police profession!!!!
  He trained in Krav-Maga (close circle Ju-jitsu), received the "Life Saving" award and participated in the National Police Week in Washington DC to pay tribute to fallen officers. He always hoped that Lunenburg would initiate a canine force as he loved animals, especially his Dauchsand, Sable. After a critical incident in 2006, Pat developed PTSD and as a result, retired from the Police Department on August 8, 2012. Patrick then lived between Massachusetts and Florida. While in Florida, Patrick was a beloved member of the Delray South Shore Beach Club and assisted in Landscaping for the Community. Patrick had a joyous smile, infectious laugh and was always willing to help others. Even in his death, he donated his organs so that others could enjoy life. 
  Patrick is survived by his parents, Stanley and Suzanne Barney; his sister, Stephanie L. Barney of Quincy; his aunt and uncle, Janice and Michael Barney; his aunt, Marie Barney; and his cousin, Michael Robert Barney of East Greenwich, RI.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all his friends in Lunenburg
as well as his Floridian friends, Justin and Sean Korte, Maria Scalfini, Eric Watson, Christiana Bums and Jenn Mayr who provided love and support to Patrick.

Visiting hours will be held in the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home 763 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg, on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4-7PM. His funeral will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the North Cemetery, Holman Road Lunenburg.
  In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks memorial contributions be made to the Lunenburg Memorial Fund, PO Box 6, Lunenburg, MAO1462 or to Massachusetts General Hospital. Donations may be made online at giving.massgeneral.org, or checks can be mailed to: Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114 These donations would be utilized by Roger K. Pitman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 120 Second Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129 for PTSD Research (Dr. Pitman in his PTSD research noted, "Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
  For further information please see www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net.
  John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor and James M. Hebert funeral directors.