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Nancy L. Quinn, 86

Nancy Golden Quinn, a former resident of Fairfield and of Westport, died Feb. 13 at the Village at Waveny in New Canaan. She was 86.

She was the widow of David Thomas Quinn, Sr.

Born in Pottsville, Pa., she received a diploma in fashion design at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She then enjoyed a brief career at Strawbridge & Clothier’s department store before retiring to raise her family.

A devout Catholic, she had been an active parishioner at St. Ann’s Church in Black Rock, Assumption Church in Westport, and St. Aloysius in New Canaan.

She will be remembered for her warm spirit, her faith, her infectious laugh, her love of music and dancing, and her devotion to family and friends, her family said.

Survivors include her children Susan (Keith) Quinn Ritter of Westport, David (Joanne) Quinn, Ellen (Richard) Quinn Byrd, and Robert Quinn, all of Fairfield, and five grandchildren: Emma and Rachel Ritter, Natalie and Anna Quinn, and Tommy Byrd. She is predeceased by her brother, Harry L. Golden, Jr.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church of New Canaan. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan. Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 to 10:30am at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St., New Canaan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

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