Richard E. “Dick” Quimby


Richard E. Quimby, 77, of Martha’s Vineyard and New Hampshire, died suddenly at his second home in Palm Bay, Florida, on January 16.

Dick was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 14, 1937, to the late Eugene and Doris (Shirley) Quimby. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and received an associate’s degree at Nashua Vocational Technical School of New Hampshire. He worked for many years at Sanders / BAE and retired from Parker Pneutronics of Hollis, New Hampshired. He was an Air Force Reservist who was called to duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dick also spent many years bringing his sons, family, and friends hiking, camping and skiing. He loved the outdoors, hiking trails, and the mountains. He had camped in Acadia, along the California Shore, and in all the national parks in between. He climbed all the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains and volunteered for more than 35 years for the Appalachian Mountain Club, working in the mountain huts with his dear friend Jack.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 49 years, Pamela; son Gregory Quimby, his two children, Madeline and Jacqueline; his wife Jennifer St. Pierre and her two children, Jacob and Kylie; son Russell Quimby; his wife Nicole Frasier and their two children, Maya and Marin; and son Christopher Quimby and his wife Krystina Quimby.

He will also be truly missed by his much loved sisters and brothers in law, Sandra and Frederick Cournoyer and Marsha and Leo Gagnon, and his extended family of nieces, nephews, and long time friends. He will be truly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

A memorial service was held Monday, January 20, in Palm Bay, Florida. His ashes will be placed beside the graves of his mother and father in Manchester, New Hampshire and in Pamela’s family plot on Martha’s Vineyard, where some day Pam’s remains will come to rest. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay, FL 321-724-2224. Please sign guestbook and share memories at