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Obituary - Mary Dolores Quinn

Mary Dolores Quinn

Date of Passing: November 25th, 2020

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Mary Dolores Quinn, 93, of Denver, CO, formerly of Whitesboro and Clinton, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Northglenn, CO, with her family by her side.

She was born September 25, 1927, in Utica, the daughter of the late George M. and Anne Marie Smith Kloster and received her Bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany. On July 18, 1959, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, she married Edward J. Quinn. Mrs. Quinn was a school teacher in the Utica Public School System prior to raising her family. She later returned to teaching after her children were grown. Mr. Quinn passed away December 8, 2013, after which she relocated to Colorado to be close to her children.

She was a former parishioner of both St. Paul's Catholic Church, Whitesboro and St. Mary's Church, Clinton. She also was a member of the League of Women's Voters and the Board of the YWCA, and she participated in many volunteer activities.

Dolores was an avid runner, participating in numerous Boilermakers, and completed the New York Marathon in 1985. She loved spending time with friends and family and loved spending time in the Adirondacks; she particularly enjoyed hiking and kayaking. She also greatly enjoyed reading.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosemary Quinn of Avon, CO; two sons, Christopher Quinn of Denver, CO and Edward Quinn of Avon, CO; a granddaughter, Yekaterina Kane-Quinn of Denver, CO; in-laws, Beverly Kloster of New Hartford and Joanne Quinn of Penn Yan; and many nieces and nephews. Dolores was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jones; and three brothers, James, Francis and Rev. George Kloster.

A Mass of Christian Burial and celebrated on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Whitesboro. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Forestport.

In memory of Dolores, kindly consider donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Dear Children of Dolores Quinn,
I was not able to attend the funeral Mass to extend my condolences in person but would like you all to know that I thought the world of Dolores. We met through running and went to many races together over the years. She also got me involved at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute as a docent. She was a wonderful lady. I have many fun memories of her.
Rose Hosp and husband, Jack, too.

Rose Hosp

• Words cannot express how saddened we are from the loss of your mother and our dear friend Dolores. May the memories of Dolores bring you comfort and peace. From the words of Helen Keller “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us”. Our kayak trips will never be the same. Please accept our sympathy. Sally Riesenberger and Wendy Bowers.
Wendy Bowers

Eddie Chris and Rosemary so Sorry for the passing of your Mom. She was truly Special I remember eating a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at your house in between Eddie and I getting into trouble. Your Mom was always kind to me. Very fond memories.
Peter C Donohue

We are sorry to learn of Dolores's passing. She was a long-standing member of our Utica/Rome League of Women Voters. She was always quick with a smile with an engaging personality and an always-willing volunteer at our voter registration drives--right up through the fall of 2012! Needless to say, we've missed her since then. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this sad time.
Karen McBride

To all of the Quinn Family,
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I have fond memories of Dolores as a fellow docent at MWPAI and the crazy limo trip that we took to NYC. So many laughs and good times!
Anna Giacobbe
Anna Giacobbe

To all of the Quinn Family,
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I have fond memories of Dolores as a fellow docent at MWPAI and the crazy limo trip that we took to NYC. So many laughs and good times!
Anna Giacobbe
Anna Giacobbe

My husband Jim and I lived at 4 Edgewood Dr. Whitesboro for 20 years very near Delores and Ed. We loved them very much for their educated personalities. She always shared with us their perishable foods when they went away on trips. Ed was quite a gardener and would always share his knowledge with me as a young homeowner. Delores wanted to teach me to be a runner, as I always inquired about her ability to do so, I never took her up on it, but should have. I am sorry to hear of her passing, but I believe she lived her life to the fullest of her ability. Many prayers to her children, and family. Diana Helmer
Diana Helmer

I was so saddened to hear of Dolores passing. I consider myself very lucky to have worked for them under Oxford care years ago. They always treated me like family, and I have some very fond memories with a lot of stories I hold very close to me that I will never forget. Again, very sorry for such a great loss. She was one of a kind 😊
Judi Kulpa

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Dolores. We were buddies from our time together on the YWCA Board, as well as the time we spent at the YW at events and classes. Dolores always stopped to chat where ever we met. She was a special person and I'm sad at her passing. With sincerity, Marolyn Wilson
Marolyn Wilson

Rosemary, Chris, and Eddie, My deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was so full of life and vitality! She always exhibited exuberance in every aspect of her life. She certainly led an admirable life. So sad she suffered so long with Alzheimer’s disease. My dad Jim, died in 2016 of Alzheimer’s disease. My mom Rita just passed away on April 1st. Know your mom and dad were so very proud of you all! Xox 🙏
Susie Quinn Bawarski

As a novice runner, I would be at the back of the pack and not feeling too good about myself. Dolores Quinn would come up at her steady, constant pace and encourage the runners around here to keep it up and enjoy the run! Thank you Dolores for pacing us runners and giving me a goal to pursue~ to run as long as Dolores ran!
Find comfort in your memories!
Kathy Moran

There are some people in life who you never forget even though you have not seen them in years. Delores was one of those people. I remember her from running from many years ago. You could always count on Delores to encourage you through a run. A very kind and classy lady.
Anne R