Robert Earl “Mac” McQuillen, age 75, of Gloucester Point, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, June 21, 2021. Mac was born on June 18, 1946, to the late Maxine and Ethel McQuillen in Hampton, Virginia, and being the youngest of 13 children, he had to say good-bye to several siblings over the years. Mac had 57 years with the love of his life, Sherry, and they had one son, Gary. In 1984, the family took a leap of faith and opened Mac’s Automotive Repair. Mac and Gary were fortunate to work together every day up until Mac had to retire due to health issues in 2013.
Mac was an active Lions Club member for many years and on social occasions people lined up for a bowl of Mac’s famous clam chowder! He was an honest, hard-working, self-made man who would give a stranger his last dollar if they needed it, and had a heart of gold. He was a man of integrity and virtue who genuinely loved life, and adored his family beyond measure. He so enjoyed his years at the shop, carrying on with friends and customers, and our family would like to thank all of you that have asked about him over the last 10 years. He was a father figure to many, an inspiration to most and he will be sorely missed by all. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sherry; son, Gary (Alison); granddaughter, Meaghan; grandson, Matthew; brothers, Gary (Marie), Omar, and Richard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Hogg Funeral Home. In memory of our loved one, please consider contributions to the Gloucester Lions Club, P.O. Box 862, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.