Mary F. Quinn Longtime New Vernon resident was active in community affairs Mary F. Quinn, 90, of Tinton Falls, N.J., died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Neptune, N.J., after a brief illness. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church in New Vernon, N.J., at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, followed by interment at the New Vernon Cemetery. Mary was a longtime resident of New Vernon, N.J., where she was active in many community organizations, before moving to the retirement community of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, N.J., in 2004. In New Vernon, Mrs. Quinn was active in Christ the King Parish, the Harding Township Civic Association, the New Vernon Garden Club, and as a volunteer at the Harding Township Library and a township representative on the Morris County Republican Committee. She was known for her candor, sharp sense of humor, colorful stories about growing up in New York City, empathy for others, courage in the face of adversity, and selfless devotion to family and friends. Mrs. Quinn is survived by her sons, William of Hoboken, N.J., and Peter of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter Maryann of Manhattan, N.Y.; son John, and daughter-in-law, Marguerite, of Middletown, R.I. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen, and Stephen Quinn of Middletown. Her family is grateful for the compassionate care she received in recent years from Sharon Gilbert of Jersey City, her aide, and, at the end of her life, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at macular.org , would be appreciated.
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