Barbara Ellen Quinn

September 1, 1944January 6, 2013

Barbara Ellen Quinn, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend passed on Sunday January, 6, 2013. She was 68 years old. Even though she still claimed to be 29

Mrs. Quinn was born on September 1, 1944 in Harrisburg, PA to James and Virginia (Kemp) Lilly. She lived her early years in Garrison, NY before moving to Croton-on-Hudson where she went on to Graduate Croton Harmon High School Class of 1962. Here she met her Husband Gerald Quinn. They were married on May 6, 1967 in Ossining, NY. They lived in Croton-on-Hudson until 1993. Afterword living several years in Fork Union, VA. and 13 years in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Barbara and Jerry returned to Croton-on-Hudson, NY in 2011 where she was a resident at the time of her passing. Barbara was the Loving Mother of Tara Colavecchio of Putnam Valley, NY, Shannon Quinn of Buchannan, NY, Darrin Quinn of Garrison, NY and Erin Quinn of Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Proud Grandmother of Dylan, Ryan, Lucas, Savannah, Alex, Aydan and Patrick.

Barbara was a Homemaker and Entrepreneur. She was the proprietor of The What Not Shop, Quinn’s Corner, The Croton North Diner, Queenies Weenies, Catering Company and Chef for the Rockefeller Family. She was a Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 506 Ossining, NY, Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Barbara will be remembered for the extraordinary life that she lived by all those that were blessed to know her. She was an inspiration to all. Always there with open arms. She will be greatly missed and loved forever and always. Love, Laughter and Grace

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday January 20, 2013 at 11am, at The Harbor at Charles Point. 5 John Walsh Blvd. Peekskill, NY 10566. The Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, they would appreciate a donation made in Barbara’s name to any of the following organizations. St. Judes Children’s Hospital. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. American Lung Association. Dominican Sisters. American Legion Auxiliary Post 506. 58 S. Highland Ave. Ossining, NY 10562


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 20, 2013

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Ricky Di Domizio

January 19, 2013

Forever is Barbara.... A beautiful person, caring , loving for family and friends...always true to her self! A woman who went forward to find her dreams and when she found them she simply did them! ;)... I'm happy to have been there with her and to cheer her on..... We have worked together and consoled, laughed, cried together and challenged many things we thought that maybe impossible , but she knew all things were possible!...always had a great sense of humor and was always there for you!! When you needed a shoulder to cry on... Well we shared our shoulders and always ended up laughing! ;))... I still remember the day when Tara was brought outside, on Grand St. at T&L's diner, shortly after she was born, how she introduced her to myself and friends there...she was so happy that day! May you Rest in Peace Dear Barbara and forever be our Guardian Angel!

Linda Vasta

January 19, 2013

I don't even know where to start. Barbara was like a second mother to me. I have so many wonderful memories of her growing up. She always made me laugh. She had the best personality. She is so much part of my life, I will never forget what a wonderful person she was. when she would called Taras salon and I answered phone we would always say I love you to each other. It was the best feeling because I really did love her. She will be forever missed but never forgotten.
Jerry, Tara, Shannon, Erin, and Darrin, love you guys!!

Roger & Mary Jones

January 18, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Diana (Galto) Reddy

January 17, 2013

There is so much to say, words cannot express my deepest sympathy for the Quinn family. As I think of Mrs. Quinn, a few words come to mind instantly; Style, Class, and Perseverance.

I have an overwhelming amount of love and respect for her; not only is she the mother of my dearest friend, she has made a great impact on her family and others, which is something to be greatly admired.

This is a tremendous loss and her wonderful qualities shine through in Tara, Shannon, Darrin, and Erin. I will have endearing thoughts of her forever.

Love always

Martha Vanderpot McKee

January 16, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. As a child I was on the Rosario's softball team with Tara and remember going to her house for snacks after practice - Barbara always made me feel at home, what a truly kind person!

January 16, 2013

Barbara was a lovely person, always a smile, kind word and a caring heart.
Dear Jerry and family, she loved you all so much. We'll remember her and smile. Memories of Barbara will live forever. Our sincere sympathy,
Joe and Barbara Piazza

mary bernal

January 15, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, she was a very nice person.
Mary Zerella Bernal

Dale Tsagarakis

January 14, 2013

Barabara, a lovely person with a sweet smile. Always gracious to visitors. Wonderful children and a dedicated Husban.Peace be with you.

Jill & Kevin Keller

January 13, 2013

Forever in my Heart,beloved Friend you and I go back along way; Iwill surely Miss You Jill - Kevin Keller Inman s c

Mary Murphy

January 12, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.