Elizabeth Laura "Betty" (Quinn) McGowan

November 27, 1927May 13, 2012

McGowan, Elizabeth Laura “Betty”(Quinn) died Sunday at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11804 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, Fr. Jonathan Perrotta will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Laura Fry (Stephen) and sisters Jean Talaski and Eileen Ruff. She is preceded in death by her husband Hugh E. McGowan; parents Martin and Laura (Malpass) Quinn; sisters Claire McMann, Helen Markey, Anne Brown and Lucille Harper; brothers Charles Quinn, Art Quinn, John Quinn and Riley Quinn. Elizabeth was a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor’s dental hygiene program. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2012

Elizabeth Laura "Betty" (Quinn) McGowan

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April 12, 2013

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. That's a reason why we all can look forward to the paradise earth where sickness and death will be no more.


May 22, 2012

My condolences to the entire family. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Romans15:4

Becky Peplinski

May 17, 2012

Marie Baert

May 16, 2012

Laura, I am sorry about your loss. I hold such fond memories of your mom from Girl Scouts and try to be a good example in my Scouting efforts. She was a good person.

May 16, 2012

Laura, I'll never forget the time I spent with your Mom and Dad and teaching you "supercalifragilisticexpealidocious".....they were gracious and kind to me when I needed it and you were a hoot to watch over. Understand that they are not gone.....they've just sailed over a horizon where you cannot see them right now. There will come a time when you will all be together again. Love Meri Tucker Reinhold.

Suzi Clarke

May 16, 2012

I will never forget during college the times that I visited with my college buddy Laura. Betty went out of her way to get to know me & make me feel at home from the very 1st time I met her. Laura both of your parents hold very special memories that make me smile from the weekend getaways from Albion College. My thoughts & prayers go out to the whole family as Betty will be deeply missed.

Nikki Pampalone

May 15, 2012

Laura, this photo of your mom sailing is timeless. The comments in this guest book paint a beautiful picture of her for those of us who didn't meet her. I especially like the comment about your parents being the perfect couple and the memory of her reading to kids. My thoughts and prayers will be of you this week, especially Thursday.

Tony & Elaine Sutter

May 15, 2012

One of my best memories of Aunt Betty is of her reading to my children when they were little. I have a picture of her deep into the story and the kids leaning in to hear. We will miss her and I am glad that our children got to know her.

Jim and Corinne Fry

May 15, 2012

Time is always working. Please, accept
our sympathy. Your mom was a beautiful
and gracious woman and she will be in your heart and your memories will always
blossom. We will keep her in our prayers.

May 15, 2012

I remember Hugh and Betty from the Big Boy and spent many days talking to them. They were the perfect couple. My sympathy goes out to Laura and other family members. Judy (Pavone) Osowski