Lee Anne Quinn, 75, of Chicopee, MA, died June 26, 2022, in Bethesda, MD, of lung cancer. She had been under hospice care for several months in a skilled nursing facility near her sister’s home.
Lee was predeceased by her husband, Donald Quinn, her parents, George and Marjorie Mudge, and her brother, Thomas Mudge. She is survived by her sister, Ellen Johnson, her aunt and uncle, Joan and H. Donald Dixon, nieces Mary Murdoch, Colleen Perlak-Soto, and Annaliese Johnson, nephew Edward Perlak, and several cousins, great nieces, and great nephews.
She was born February 15, 1947, in Afton, NY, and grew up there. After graduating from the Northampton School for Girls (now Williston Northampton School) in Massachusetts and Hiram College in Ohio, Lee returned to the Connecticut River Valley, where she met and married Donald Quinn. Their life together was filled with family, friends, careers, and travel – to their cottage on a lake in New York State, throughout New England, and abroad to Ireland and numerous other places in Europe.
Leader of a small gang of cousins and friends in childhood, she had the best ideas for adventures, and from all accounts this creative bent continued throughout her life. In addition to her penchant for travel, Lee was a voracious reader, an enthusiastic supporter to family and friends – and their children – in their endeavors, a genealogist, a cat lover, and a direct, fair, and no-nonsense person at work and as an officer of her condo association.
Lee lived a full life. She loved sharing it with her family, friends, and colleagues – and they were many. She will be greatly missed.
Calling hours at the O’Brien Family Funeral Home will be 10:00 – 11:00 am on July 16, 2022, followed by memorial service at 11:00am and burial at St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101, or the American Cancer Society, 59 Bobola Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.