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John M. Musolino III

John M. Musolino III, age 85, of Quincy, died on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 6:15 am at Sunset Home.

John Musolino III | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisJohn was born February 7, 1933 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of John M. Musolino, Jr. and Harriet VandenBoom Musolino.

John attended Quincy Senior High School where he excelled academically and as right end on the football team.  He graduated in 1951 and went on to the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1955.

He worked most of his career for Sylvania Electric Products, in the manufacture of televisions. In the early 1970’s he helped establish a new Sylvania manufacturing facility in Tienen, Belgium, where he later became plant manager. There he met and married his former wife Nadine and they had their first son.

The family moved to Union Springs, NY in 1979 where he worked as a plant manager for Sylvania in Seneca Falls, NY.  His second son was born the following year.

Later in life, John returned to school to study healthcare and worked for Unity House, an organization that helps mentally disabled people. He also volunteered for the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a small business mentoring group.

John was a dedicated Notre Dame football fan, and could often be found swimming at the YMCA or working in his garden.

Survivors include two sons, John M. (Michelle) Musolino, IV of Redondo Beach, CA and Christopher Musolino of New Orleans, LA; a granddaughter, Natalie Musolino of Redondo Beach, CA; a sister, Anne St. John of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joseph Musolino.

Services: 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Patrick Smith officiating.

Private Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday February 13, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: Sunset Home or Quincy Trees for Tomorrow


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Anne, Mike, Pat and family, I met John & Nadine when I was very young and John was so kind. My parents, Fran & Joe Musolino always spoke so highly of John. We know Harriet and Junior have welcomed their son home with open arms. Prayers are with you. Tom & Lisa (Musolino) Scholz

  2. We loved having Junie and Harriet across the street from us on Kentucky —May they be dancing together in heaven!

  3. Anne your brother was such a worldly fellow. Sorry to read of his passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Hope you’re doing well.

  4. A good friend has left us. We have been life-long friends since grade school and shared many happy and fun times. Our prayers are with the family. We are sorry we cannot attend the services honoring a very good friend.

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