Rose Marie Quirin|
Rose Marie Quirin, 88, of Belleville, Ill., born Dec. 7, 1927, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill., died Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Paul's Home, Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Quirin was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, civil service employee, and homemaker. She worked at Scott Air Force Base for 26 years and was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Rose Marie was a faithful member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, the Prayer Chain, St. Henry's St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the Ladies Club at the church.
After retirement, Rose Marie also volunteered with the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, the Ministry to the Sick and Aged, and the Meals on Wheels program. She was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, Class of 1945. Rosie kept in touch with friends from high school through regular lunches up through the time she lived at St. Paul's.
Anyone would tell you Rosie was particularly dedicated to her friends and family. Throughout the years Rosie delighted in get-togethers with her family, and enjoyed the rapport with patrons when working at the church fish fries and the many other church functions she participated in. One of her proudest accomplishments was creating a series of photo albums for each grandchild from birth through college. Gregarious yet humble, gracious yet down-to-earth, hilarious and hospitable, Rosie was a shining light in the life of everyone who knew her.
Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Antoinette, nee Glogovsek, Branom; a son-in-law, Dick Joyce; a nephew, Ron Pierce; and a niece, Sandi Baasel.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Stanley J. Quirin, whom she married on Nov. 11, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.; her son and daughter, James J. (Barbara) Quirin of Fenton, Mo., and Mary Sue Joyce (William Mueller) of Belleville, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Liz Quirin; five grandchildren, Sarah Weeks, Kate (Casey) Spooner, Richard (Cleo) Joyce, Tim (Catie) Quirin, and Michael (Amber) Joyce; two great-grandchildren, Emma Rose Joyce and Isaiah Sears; and two sisters, Helen F. Hollansworth of Foley, Ala., and Betty Ann (Paul) Voss of Belleville, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Henry's Parish or to the Ministry to the Sick and Aged. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Kenneth York officiating. Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 29, 2016