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Posted on: June 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Human Services Building Renamed After Longtime Community Activist

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, and Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory at a ceremony in honor of the late Irwin S. Quintyne. The Town facility in North Amityville that houses the Department of Human Services will now be called the Irwin S. Quintyne Building.

Quintyne—a World War II veteran who passed away in 2004—was the father of the current Commissioner of Human Services Madeline Quintyne, and his wife Delores is on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Irwin and Delores were active in the North Amityville community and fought tirelessly for better working and housing conditions for minorities. Irwin co-founded the Suffolk County chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality and served on its national board.

“Irwin Quintyne truly exemplified what it meant to be a community servant, using grassroots activism to effect change and help others,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “I can’t think of a better person to have associated with our hard-working and dedicated human services department.”

Pictured from left to right are Supervisor Schaffer, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Presiding Officer Gregory, Delores Quintyne, Jr., Madeline Quintyne, Reginald Quintyne, Delores Quintyne, Lee Quintyne, Denise Quintyne, Yvonne Garran-Epps, Senator Boyle, Receiver of Taxes DiSomma, former New York State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, and Deputy Supervisor Martinez.

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