Kathleen M.
Rochester: Thursday, February 14, 2008 at age 79. Predeceased by her husband, John Pierce; brother, Frank Quinlan; sister, Eleanor Haley. She is survived by her children, William Pierce, Mary (Joseph) Spakowski & Carolyn (James) Piampiano; brother, Thomas (Helen) Quinlan; sister, Marie (Richard) Bateman; grandchildren, James, John, Kathleen, Molly, Marie, Claire, Grace & Patrick; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends. Kathleen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. No prior calling. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday 9:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte '€œ Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester NY 14612 in her memory

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  1. Carolyn(&family) – Your mom was wonderful – I remember when she made the tuna sandwichs becuase it was Lent for dinner before my surprise birthday. I lost my Mom in August 2006 and I know your mom was was so much like mine – great friend & mom and extra special grandma! – You will see her in your childen’s eyes at I do Luke’s – God bless!

  2. I worked with Kathleen at St. Charles for many years. We had so much fun and I will never forget those wonderful times. Was sorry to hear she had passed away. I will never forget her and the ‘good old days at St. Charles’.

  3. Marie and Tom,

    I am saddened to hear of Kathleen’s death. I had totally lost contact with all the Quinlan’s following Frank’s death. I thought that Kathleen and JT had moved to Texas. Kathleen and Eleanor taught me religion and how to blow smoke rings while I ‘helped’ them with their housework. My wife Trish and I still live next door to your old cottage on Conesus Lake. We tore down the three little cottages and built a new year round home. We moved the little green house on the shore where Dick used to sleep to our property long ago. Now Carolyn Pratt sleeps there occasionally. I retired from Rochester Gas and Electric after almost 40 years and now consult from home. I must be out of town on Wednesday but will be thinking of you. Please call or stop to visit.

  4. We are here today because we loved my mom and I just want to share some things my mom loved’¦.

    – Her husband, and my dad J.T.
    – Being married
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    – A Prime Rib dinner at the Conesus Inn AND
    – A Manhattan on the rocks to start things off
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    – Going down to Charlotte pier and watching the boats on the river
    – Sitting in the sun on the beach at Ontario State Park
    – Taking a boat ride. . . anywhere. . . anytime
    – A white hot dog blackened over charcoal
    – Vacations on Conesus Lake
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    – The color blue
    – Going out for breakfast
    – Salted cashews
    – Mexican sundaes
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    – Her 2 girlfriends she’s had since first grade, Eileen and Pat
    – Clip on earrings
    – Her pearl choker
    – Red corduroy jackets and red sweaters
    – Having her back scratched
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    – Her sister Eleanor and her brother Frank, whom she loved and lost too early
    – Her sister Marie and Dick and her brother, Tom and Helen and all the leg of lamb dinners they shared at each other’s houses
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    – Watching football on Sunday afternoon.. Monday night.. Thursday night and Saturdays, anytime a game was playing.
    – The taste of her own cooking
    – Watching the Olympics
    – The dinners my brother Bill would buy, bring over, cook on the grill, and clean up after (She just loved those!).
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    – Cooking breakfast at Hamlin Beach State Park
    – Chasing fire trucks
    – Having my sister Mary live so close by (She really loved that!)
    – Her nieces and nephew who each showed her in there very own way how much they thought of her and she knew it
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    – Her Aunt Marg
    – A Schaller’s hamburger and chocolate milk shake
    – Her Dad Frank Quinlan and her mom Marie (whom she very much missed)
    – Her family’s cottage on Conesus Lake
    – A campfire
    – Watching Bishop Sheen on Sunday nights
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    – My Uncle Steve’s sense of humor
    – Shrimp cocktail and fried scallops
    – Babies
    – Car Racing
    – Making cut out cookies ‘ Mickey Mouse heads were her favorite
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    – Her 2 son-in-laws, Joe and Jim
    – Her 8 grandchildren, Jimmy, John, Katie, Molly, Marie, Claire, Grace and Patrick
    – Tulips
    – Black bobby pins
    – Josh Groban

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    – Watching her soap operas everyday
    – Dogs
    – Listening to WHAM radio
    – Rolls and cupcake lunches from Jackson’s Bakery
    – Glen Campbell’s version of ‘I Did it My Way
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    – My Mom really loved her kids’¦we knew it everyday’¦ in every conversation’¦ in any thing she ever did’¦

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    My Mom loved ‘¦ just being a mom’¦ and she was great at it!!!!

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