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 Roseann M Quinn

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Roseann M Quinn

  • Birth 17 Nov 1944
  • Death 2 Jan 1973 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 16356892

Her murder inspired Judith Rossner's 1975 novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, as well as the 1977 film adaptation by Richard Brooks. Her death also inspired the somewhat fictionalized 1977 true crime account Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder by New York Times journalist Lacey Fosburgh. A teacher of deaf children, She was murdered by John Wayne Wilson on Jan. 2nd 1973 after meeting him in a bar the evening before and taking him back to her apartment. Roseann Quinn was born in 1944 to John and Roseann Quinn. Her Irish American family moved to Mine Hill Township, New Jersey, near Dover, New Jersey, from the Bronx when she was 11 years old. John Quinn was an executive with Bell Laboratories in Parsippany, New Jersey. Roseann Quinn had three siblings: two brothers, John and Dennis, and a sister, Donna. Quinn spent a year in the hospital with polio when she was 13, and afterwards walked with a slight limp. She attended Morris Catholic High School in Denville, New Jersey, graduating in 1962. Her yearbook said that she was "Easy to meet ... nice to know." Quinn enrolled in Newark State Teachers College (now Kean University). A classmate said that she had "a terrific sense of humor and was down to earth. She had no phony pretenses. Also, she was very generous. No matter how much she had, if you needed it, she'd share with you.


  • Created by: HalfBloodPrincess
  • Added: 28 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16356892
  • Christian Brown
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roseann M Quinn (17 Nov 1944–2 Jan 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16356892, citing Saint Marys Catholic Church Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by HalfBloodPrincess (contributor 46529909) .