Jean Nicholson Quinn, age 89, longtime resident of Depot Road, died on December 9, 2019. She was born on June 20, 1930, to the late Edward and Mary (McKenna) Nicholson. Jean was the first female recreational therapist for New York State and was employed by Willard Psychiatric Center for 40 years.
Jean is survived by her son, Mark (Barbara) Quinn; her daughter, Lisa (Peter) Knych; grandchildren, McKenna (John) Wu, Matthew Quinn, Michael Quinn, Jack (Virginie) Knych, and Brian Quinn; great grandchildren, Quinn and Maeve Wu. She is also survived by her niece, Colleen (Basil) Brackett and her nephew, Ed (Kathy) Nicholson, as well as cousins, Shirley (Roger) Clemenson and Jyl Corcoran and godchildren Allan and Susan McDonald, by cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Quinn; infant son John; godchild, Joann McDonald and siblings, Tom and Mary.
The family will receive friends at Holy Cross Church in Ovid from 11:00am to Noon on Friday, December 13, 2019. A memorial mass will then be celebrated at Noon by Fr. Bernard Maloney OFMCap. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of a charitable donation, it was Jean’s wish that her beloved family and friends “treat” themselves and their families and think of her as they enjoy life.