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Frances (O'Connor) Quinn

August 20, 1927 ~ March 17, 2017 (age 89)

Frances (O’Connor) Quinn, 89, of Wilbraham, formerly of Hungry Hill, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17 surrounded by her family and dear friend, Ewa. Born in Holyoke on August 20, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Griffin) O’Connor and attended Holyoke Catholic Schools. Fran was predeceased by her sister Nora and three brothers John, Henry, and Thomas O’Connor, brother in-law Martin Cunningham and her husband of 46 years James B. Quinn. She was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield and was a volunteer for Catholic Charities and the March of Dimes. Fran was an avid bowler and very proud of her “turkey” trophy, which she won for bowling three strikes in a row. She loved her Red Sox and friends and family knew never to call if a game was on. When baseball was over she transitioned right into football and the Patriots without missing a beat. Fran loved sports and was a dedicated fan of the Skip McCarthy Softball league and she spent many a summer night at Van Horn Park cheering on her teams. Fran retired from the Regis-try of Deeds in 2001 at the age of seventy-two. She loved her work and especially cherished the friendships she made at the registry. Fran is survived by her children John and his fiancé Luce Champagne of Springfield, Catherine Clark and her husband Russell of Red Bank, NJ, Mary Grassetti and her husband Jeffrey of Hampden, Eileen Hanley and her fiancé Robert Goodreau of Springfield, Michael and his wife Caron of Wilbraham, Ann Marie Foley and her husband Jerry of Manhattan, NY, and James and his wife Jennifer of Hampden. She also leaves behind 12 grand-children, Susan, Kara, Lauren, Jeffrey, Caitlin, Taylor, Quinn, Thomas, Lauren, Kathryn, Connor, and Maggie and her two great grandchildren, Mia and Cooper. Fran also leaves her beloved sister in-law Margaret Cunningham and her nephews Edward, John (Patti) and Martin Cunningham and Chris and Thomas O’Connor. A special thank you to her dear friend Ewa Konarzewska. Ewa went above and beyond for Fran and the family is truly grateful for her kindness and support. Lastly, she leaves her faithful companions Brisco and Bella who never left her side. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:30pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Funeral will be Friday at 9:00am from Wilbraham Funeral Home to a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adop-tion Center, 627 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104. Frances (O’Connor) Quinn, 89, of Wilbraham, formerly of Hungry Hill, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17 surrounded by her family and dear friend, Ewa. Born in Holyoke on August 20, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Griffin) O’Connor and attended Holyoke Catholic Schools. Fran was predeceased by her sister Nora and three brothers John, Henry, and Thomas O’Connor, brother in-law Martin Cunningham and her husband of 46 years James B. Quinn. She was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield and was a volunteer for Catholic Charities and the March of Dimes. Fran was an avid bowler and very proud of her “turkey” trophy, which she won for bowling three strikes in a row. She loved her Red Sox and friends and family knew never to call if a game was on. When baseball was over she transitioned right into football and the Patriots without missing a beat. Fran loved sports and was a dedicated fan of the Skip McCarthy Softball league and she spent many a summer night at Van Horn Park cheering on her teams. Fran retired from the Regis-try of Deeds in 2001 at the age of seventy-two. She loved her work and especially cherished the friendships she made at the registry. Fran is survived by her children John and his fiancé Luce Champagne of Springfield, Catherine Clark and her husband Russell of Red Bank, NJ, Mary Grassetti and her husband Jeffrey of Hampden, Eileen Hanley and her fiancé Robert Goodreau of Springfield, Michael and his wife Caron of Wilbraham, Ann Marie Foley and her husband Jerry of Manhattan, NY, and James and his wife Jennifer of Hampden. She also leaves behind 12 grand-children, Susan, Kara, Lauren, Jeffrey, Caitlin, Taylor, Quinn, Thomas, Lauren, Kathryn, Connor, and Maggie and her two great grandchildren, Mia and Cooper. Fran also leaves her beloved sister in-law Margaret Cunningham and her nephews Edward, John (Patti) and Martin Cunningham and Chris and Thomas O’Connor. A special thank you to her dear friend Ewa Konarzewska. Ewa went above and beyond for Fran and the family is truly grateful for her kindness and support. Lastly, she leaves her faithful companions Brisco and Bella who never left her side. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:30pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Funeral will be Friday at 9:00am from Wilbraham Funeral Home to a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center, 627 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104.


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