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Brenda Gail Quashne

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Brenda Gail Quashne

AGE: 66 • Southport, NC

Brenda Gail Quashne, age 66 of Southport, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Quashne was born July 17, 1949 in Asheville, North Carolina the daughter of the late John and Elbreeda Maples. She was a graduate of East Carolina University (Bachelors) and the Wilmington University (Masters). Mrs. Quashne retired after 30 years teaching elementary school children in the Colonial School District in New Castle, DE. In addition to teaching, she worked with Delaware and New Jersey State police in raising money to support the Sunshine Foundation, providing trips to terminally-ill children from the state of Delaware. She and her husband moved to Southport in 2004 where she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Spending time at the Oak Island Senior Center, Brenda learned to weave Nantucket-style baskets, and enjoyed it so much she expanded her hobby and sold her baskets in shops in Shallotte, Southport and Wilmington. Brenda was also instrumental in organizing many Marine Corps related event in St. James, including the Marine Corps Fellowship Golf Outing, which placed 50 Marines with St. James military veteran golfers. At Thanksgiving, she organized meals in the homes of St. James residents for over 100 Marines as part of the single Marine program.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard "Rick" Quashne, Jr.; son Richard "Rich" Quashne, III and his wife, Laura of Wilmington, Delaware; and two grandchildren, Katharina Alane Quashne and Alexander Richard Quashne. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Francis Quashne.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17th at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, at 7 PM, where friends may call from 5 to 7 PM. Interment will be private.
Published in The News Journal from June 12 to June 16, 2016
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