DUDLEY -- Elizabeth A. Quinn died peacefully Jan.10, 2013 at Kindred Care-Oakwood , Webster. Elizabeth bravely battled cancer for over a year before passing on. Her husband of 29 years, Lawrence B. Quinn passed away in 1985.
She leaves a daughter Karen Lanzetta and her husband Mark of Ocala, FL; three sons: Steven Quinn and his wife Paula of Thompson, Ct.; John Quinn of Texas; Thomas Quinn and his wife Maureen of Woodstock, Ct.; two sisters: Helen Groblewski of Webster; Maureen Martin and her husband Nelson of Dudley. She so enjoyed and loved her six grandchildren, Michael and Mariah Lanzetta, Kristopher and Chad Quinn, Connor and Sophia Quinn. She also leaves many nephews and nieces, especially Arlene Healy of Dudley. She was predeceased by three brothers: Richard, Charles and William Dwyer; and a sister Dorothy Groblewski. She was born in Dudley, the daughter of the late Richard J. and Helen (Deary) Dwyer.
She was raised and lived in Dudley most of her life. She attended and graduated from St. Louis School and Bartlett High School. She then went on to graduate from St. Vincent Hospital Nursing School in Worcester. Betty Ann always looked forward to and really enjoyed meeting regularly with her nursing classmates over the years.
Elizabeth worked at St. Vincent Hospital for a number of years, then went on to work as a private duty nurse after raising her children. Later, she worked for 19 years as the Health Coordinator at Webster Square Day Care Center in Worcester. She truly loved being a nurse and her last job allowed her to care for children too, which was another of her passions in life. She was a dedicated nurse to her patients, our extended family and countless others, always taking point when a medical issue presented itself to help care for those in need.
Elizabeth and her husband Larry were very active in the initiation of St. Anthony of Padua parish in Dudley. They volunteered in fund raising and events for a great number of years there. She was a member of the parish prayer line, one of a great group of people.
She was proud of her Irish descent and made multiple trips to Ireland over the years with friends and family. Elizabeth and family made many great memories on vacations at Priscilla Beach in Plymouth as well as Cape Cod and Florida. Betty Ann loved family gatherings and became a true Patriots fan over the years and a regular for our Sunday game parties. She holds a special close bond with her sisters that will never be broken. Most of all she was a devoted wife, mother and mentor to many as her upbringing and faith guided her to be.
Calling hours will be held at Bartel Funeral Home and Chapel 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley on Sunday from 5-8 pm . Her funeral will be Monday Jan.14 at 9AM from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church ,24 Dudley Hill Rd.,Dudley. Burial will follow in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery (Route 12) Webster. Memorial Contributions may be made to Webster Square Day Care Center, 1048 MAIN ST. WORCESTER, MA 01603-2420 www.bartelfuneralhome.net
- Friday, 11 January 2013
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