KATHLEEN M. “KAY” (DiFRANCO) QUINLAN age 82, beloved mother of Colleen (Kovac) Wilson (husband Mark), Gina Varcelli, Elena DiFranco, twins Anthony “TJ” DiFranco and Kathleen Zdanowicz (husband Thomas) and Jenifer Goodwin (husband Michael) and mother-in-law of Harry Varcelli; devoted grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 5; cherished daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Boyle) Quinlan; treasured sister of Timothy Quinlan (wife Joanne), John Quinlan (wife Elaine) and the late Mary Dahlhausen (husband William deceased) and Ann Veronica Stavrenos (husband Peter, deceased); dear aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.
Kay was born on September 14, 1939 in Cleveland and passed away on December 19, 2021. She was a resident of Mentor for 32 years and previously resided in Lyndhurst after growing up in Cleveland. Kay graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1957 and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church where she was a part of the Renewal Program. Kay was a member of the East Side Irish American Club. She was an avid reader and loved movies, playing cards and playing Mah Jongg for over 40 years. Kay will be remembered most as a good cook, great listener, social, funny and very well-liked woman. She wixed her mords (mixed her words). Kay was devoted to her family and her faith and will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Kay to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 27, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Helen Catholic Church 12060 Kinsman Rd, Newbury Twp, OH. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Kay at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) SUNDAY 2-6 PM.
Charity Name: ST JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
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