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The Reading Community Mourns for Quinlan Junta

Current and former residents share their feelings and memories in twitter and Reading Patch.

Members of the Reading community have expressed their feeling of loss over Sunday's through a variety of internet media.

On Twitter, Sean McGoldrick posted “Rest in peace Quin I love you brotha,” and Stasi Forzaglia said of Junta that “his smile was the curve that set everything straight.” Other users posted similar messages.

Closer to home Reading Patch users shared their own anecdotes.

A user calling herself “Marissa,” had this to say: “Quinlan was always a true gentleman when in my presence. When I saw Quinlan he always asked how I was and how my children were. He held the door for me and thanked me for helping the hockey community. My sincere sympathies to his family as they have lost their son, brother, grandson.”

Another user who called himself “Anonymous” acknowledged that Junta had had some troubles, but also shared a warm memory.

“One day after high school got out, I used to have tutoring at the public library. I was running late and was going to miss it,” he said. ”I was at the point where I was about to run all the way there. After starting, Quin pulled over with a friend in a car... They offered me a ride wherever I needed. I didn't really see another option and so I took the offer.”

“So this is for you Quin," the user wrote. "If I never said it before... Thank you very much for that ride. Truth be told, it's the reason I passed a class that year. Despite barely knowing him personally, Quin was a genuinely nice and generous person.”

Maureen M. October 24, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Thank you for taking the time to remember that despite his recent troubles, there were many people who loved and cared about Quin who need to find comfort in the memories of his smile, his generosity, his potential now lost.... Maureen M.
12345 October 27, 2011 at 01:40 AM
and the moral citizens of Massachusetts are distraught at this comment.
AnonLikeU October 27, 2011 at 01:30 PM
No Dave, this law abiding citizen is not relieved, so speak only for yourself.
SteveG February 07, 2013 at 02:17 PM
This kid was thee best he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.. RIP quinny ill never forget you myman..

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