Arlene M. Quinn, 76, of Old Forge, who formerly resided in the East Mountain Section of Scranton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a long illness.
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She was born March 7, 1936 in Scranton, Pa. and most recently resided at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her husband of 58 years is Bernard (Bernie) E. Quinn. They recently celebrated their wedding anniversary on January 8, 2013. Arlene was the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Reuther) Roche. She was a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School. Prior to retirement, Arlene was an employee at HarperCollins Publishers. She was a former member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in East Mountain. Arlene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed winter stays in Florida with her husband, visits to Dresden (home of Longaberger Baskets), trips to the beach, and December weekends in New York City with her two daughters and grandchildren. She liked all animals especially dogs, cats and birds. Most of all, Arlene cherished time with family and her four grandchildren who affectionately called her "Nanny."
Arlene is survived by her loving husband, Bernie; daughter, Karen Sternat and her husband, Mark and their children, Mark C. and Meghan of Northampton, Pa.; daughter, Roxanne Remus and her children, Brittany and Caroline of Richmondale, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her sister, Doris McDonough, preceded her in death.
The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 11:15 from the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1414 E. Elm St., East Mountain Section of Scranton, celebrated by the Rev. Michael Bryant, pastor. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may call Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday morning from 10:15 to 11:15 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Arlene and her family request that memorial contributions be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 31, 2013