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Rita Quinn

02/01/1934
05/02/2023

Rita Lee (Ronan) Quinn passed away at the age of 89 on May 2, 2023. She is survived by her children, Sue (Todd) Buzzell, Brian (Michelle) Quinn, Tim Quinn, Cathy (Bennett) Mark, Patty Weiss; son-in-law Tim Bredbenner; 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Lorena) Buzzell, Kerry (Mike) Soltis, Brielle and Tara Quinn, Tom and Dan Bredbenner, Patrick (Kellie) Mark, Kelsey Mark and Evan, Kelly and Lainey Weiss; 4 great-grandchildren, Lyla and Julian Soltis, Harper and Madelyn Buzzell; her sister, Sister Suzanne Ronan; brother in law, Robert Murphy; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Quinn, Maureen Quinn Slade; brother-in-law, Michael (Rose) Quinn; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patrick (on April 13, 2023); her daughter, Karen Bredbenner; sister, Jean Murphy; and brother, Bill Ronan. Rita was a proud graduate of Catholic Central High School Class of 1951, where she was one of the first female cheerleaders and where she met the love of her life, Pat. They were married for 67 years and raised six children together. Rita loved nothing more than hosting her many gatherings of family and friends over the years. She was a community volunteer for many local organizations, had a love of fashion and a special love for butter pecan ice cream. Rita and Pat spent many happy years in their retirement dividing their time between Bonita Springs, FL and Grand Rapids. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Monday, May 8, 2023, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2750 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, with visitation one hour prior. Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider and Rev. Peter Damian, concelebrants. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Porter Hills Village and Emmanuel Hospice for Rita’s care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central High School, Advancement Office, 319 Sheldon Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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  1. “At Nightfall,” Charles Hanson Towne

    “I need so much the quiet of your love
    After the day’s loud strife;
    I need your calm all other things above
    After the stress of life.
    I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
    After all toil is done;
    I need the star shine of your heavenly eyes,
    After the day’s great sun.”

    Rita and Pat have such a beautiful love story…two bright and shining heavenly stars…together forever.
    May our loving God hold you close and fill your hearts with precious memories.
    Our love and prayers…

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Memorial Contributions:

Catholic Central High School 

Advancement Office

319 Sheldon Blvd.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503