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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Honoring Mothers

My beautiful mother-in-law, Doris Quinn, passed away earlier this year. Below is her obituary and some of her wonderful photographs.

Doris Mary Quinn - 1979

Doris M. Quinn

NEWPORT NEWS - Doris Mary Quinn, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her home. 

Doris was the wife of the late Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) William Joseph Quinn Sr., and the daughter of the late Charles Staubach and Helen Driscoll Staubach. Born in New York City July 21, 1929, she graduated from St. Catherine of Genoa School and The Assisium and attended Hunter College, all in New York City. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 368.

She is survived by her children, Terry Quinn and her husband, Joseph Chomas, of Newport News, William J. Quinn and his wife, Diana, of Virginia Beach, Deborah Witt and her husband, Alan, of Newport News, Maureen Parker and her husband, Joseph, of Richmond, and Brian Quinn of Newport News; and eight grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Riverside Adult Daycare and Riverside Hospice for their compassion and care throughout her illness. A celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home officiated by Father Kenneth Wood. A reception will be held following the service at the home of Deborah and Alan Witt. Burial will be performed in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Doris Quinn's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive #102, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Peninsula Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Early 1930s

April 10, 1947




About 1992


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