Susan Quinn

February 15 1950 - March 15 2024

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Tuesday March 19th 2024 4-7 PM

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212


Prayer Service at 6:45 pm


Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday March 20th 2024 at 11:00 am

St. James the Less Catholic Church
1652 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus , Ohio 43224


Friends and Family are asked to meet at the Church
Wednesday March 20th 2024 at 1:30 pm

Abruzzi Club
273 Hanawalt Road
Westerville , Ohio 43081


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Susan Lee (Paolini) Quinn, age 74, died at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren on March 15, 2024. A lifelong Columbus resident, Susan attended St. Mary of the Springs and graduated from Bishop Hartley High School. A born caregiver and the oldest of 6 children, Susan's first calling was motherhood, and she devoted her life to her 4 children, instilling her values of family first and kindness to others. While managing her busy household, Susan found "spare time" to earn a nursing degree from Columbus State Community College. Her warm sense of humor and upbeat energy made her a favorite among patients and coworkers, and she enjoyed a 24-year career as a night-shift medical surgical nurse at Riverside Methodist Hospital. In 2000, Susan's first grandchild arrived, and so began Susan's favorite role: doting grandma. Within 5 years, Susan was blessed with 11 grandchildren, building special relationships with each. She truly lit up in their presence, hosted individual birthday sleepovers, and supported them in all endeavors. A gentle woman with a strong, independent spirit, Susan was also a kidney donor to her sister, a foster mother, a frog collector, a frugal shopper who could double-coupon like none other, a fitness enthusiast with her zumba pals, a green thumb, a devoted Catholic, a daily caregiver to her father for years, and more. She found joy in the simple things, such as tending to her plants, sharing a meal with loved ones, attending (so many!) ball games, or reading on the beach at the water's edge. Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Alfred Paolini, her sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Frank Circelli, brother Jeffrey Paolini, and nieces Angela and Amy Dean. She is survived by her children Jennifer North, Julie (Jerry) Searls, Gregory (Roxann) Quinn, and Anne Ryan; grandchildren: Austin, Owen, and Ryan North; Victor, Isaac, and Susanna Searls; Molly and Brady Quinn; Calahan, Donovan, and Courtney Ryan; and great-grandson Malcolm Quinn. It is difficult for a caregiver to accept care, but Susan was blessed with some of the best: Columbus Oncology nurses made her tough days a bit brighter, COPC home health care nurse Esther is a shining light of positivity and support, and Ohio Health Hospice nurse Mindy helped us walk her home gracefully. We will be forever grateful.


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Condolences for Susan Quinn

From : Stephanie Weaver Fairchild
To : Jenny Julie Greg and Ann
Date: March 16th 2024

I am sorry for the passing of your Mom. Life is never the same after our Moms pass however know that she loved you all so very much. She was a wonderful person who did wonderful things in life.
From : Jackie mckenna
To : Susan Quinn
Date: March 17th 2024

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Peace be with you and in healing. She was a wonderful person
From : Kathleen Quinn Lutter
To : Anne Quinn Ryan
Date: March 18th 2024

I am so sorry for your loss of your mom! She was a great lady!