McQuillen was ‘a one in a million human being’

When I first met Bob “Mac” McQuillen, I was maybe 6, standing downtown at the Francestown Memorial Day parade. Mac saw me standing with my mother, whom he taught through high school, and crossed the street to hand me a $5 bill. I asked, “What for?” And he said “for being your mother’s daughter.”

I met him again years later while working at Aesop’s and, when I reminded him of who my mother was, he did it yet again. He was always very generous and appreciative of a simple shared laugh or joke over coffee. I will miss him dearly. I’ve known him most of my life, and he’s always been able to turn my mood around and put a smile on my face. A one in a million human being, you will be forever loved and missed, Mac the quack.

Kim Spack now lives in Lahaina, Hawaii.

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