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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Susan Murray Quinn


NEWPORT NEWS - Susan Mary Quinn, age 98, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1994, at Riverside Convalescent Center. She was a native of New Quay County Claire, Ireland, and was a Peninsula resident for the past five years, having come from New Jersey.

She attended St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Mrs. Quinn is survived by one son, William J. Quinn, of Newport News; one daughter, Kathaleen Dries, of Hazlet, N.J.; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Weymouth Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church by Father James Ditty. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Tenafly, N.J., on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church, 116 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23602.
                                                                  Daily Press – November 15, 1994

Susan Murry Quinn, my husband's grandmother, was the youngest of eleven children born to James Murray and Celia Linane. She was born in February of 1896* in New Quay, County Clare, Ireland. Her name was recorded as Susanna on her birth registration, but was called Susan or Susie.  She came to New York City aboard the S. S. Carmania from Liverpool on September 4, 1921 and worked as a domestic until she married William Quinn in 1926. 

*Her exact date of birth has not been determined. However, she was baptized on February 6, 1896 and at that time a child was baptized as soon as possible after the birth so I would assume that she was born on February 5 or February 6.  Her birthday has been seen as February 7 and February 15 and family members reported celebrating her birthday on both February 10 and 14. 


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