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JANET (GOODRIDGE) QUINN

JANET (GOODRIDGE) QUINN - JONESVILLE - Janet Goodridge Quinn left this earth celebrating life and love with her family on July 6, 2013. Janet was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Plainfield, the daughter of Lillian Griffith Goodridge and Romaine Wendall Goodridge. She attended Derby Academy, graduating in 1948. In 1952, she graduated from Johnson Teachers' College in Johnson, where she recently attended her 60th reunion with her grandson and fellow alumnus. She taught grammar school at the Jonesville Academy for two years, where she lovingly taught students in grades one through eight. On Aug. 26, 1953, she married Bernard "Pat" Quinn. They were blessed to have nearly 60 years together. With her husband, Bernard, she ran Quinn's Store in Jonesville, from 1953 to 1985. Customers looked forward to her smiling face and friendly conversation each time they shopped. Janet had a passionate interest in the Boston Red Sox and realized her dream of touring Fenway Park in May 2010. She volunteered with RSVP for several years, reading with children at Richmond Elementary School. She was thrilled to once again be using her teaching skills. Janet loved traveling, enjoying many shopping trips and visits to Virginia with her daughters. She spent hours with her grandchildren playing games, building forts, reading, and lovingly spoiling them. Janet continues to watch over her husband, Bernard; children and their spouses, Patty and Jim Baumann, Cathy Quinn, Mike and Hilary Quinn, Carmel Quinn and Greg Unger, Linda Quinn and Ron Rocheleau, and Barb Quinn and Jim O'Brien. She blesses the lives of her grandchildren and their spouses/significant others, Zachary and Katie, Devin and Cortney, Timmel and Tim, Tucker and Alyssa, Matt and Ian, Sam and Sulei, Dani, and Jamie and Steve. Janet was also fortunate to have several step-grandchildren that she loved dearly, Katie, Sarah, Matt, AJ and Alex, Elizabeth and Aaron, Amanda and Shawn, Dan and Laura, and Cathleen. In the last two years, she was given the gift of two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Samson; along with step-great-grandchildren, Kira, Brent, Matt, Stephen, and Patrick. Janet will be missed by her twin sister and best friend, Janice; very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Liz and Jim; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Others well-loved and considered as family include, The Begins, Cohn, Gilroy, Barnard, and Begins Keleman families, and Ann White, who was a special friend to Janet. Janet also had a very special "second family" during her teen years, Mabel and Ralph Perkins. The family is grateful to the compassionate and extremely skilled cardiac and palliative care nurses and nurse practitioners at Fletcher Allen Health Care, McClure 5. Fly home our angel, we will love you forever and ever. Your angel tree will continue to grow as will our love for you. A community celebration of Janet's life will take place at The Monitor Barn in Richmond on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Our Community Cares Camp, Inc., PO Box 503, Richmond, VT 05477, or online at www.ourcommunitycarescamp.org; or to Fletcher Allen Health Care Development Office, Nursing Fund McClure 5, 111 Colchester Ave., Mail Stop 4106 OH, Burlington, VT 05401.


Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 9, 2013
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