Obituary of Estelle C. Quinn
Estelle C. Quinn, age 91, formerly of Rome and Floyd, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Swedish Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Estelle was born in Steuben, on April 2, 1930 to Ukrainian immigrants, the late Stephen and Katherine (Bugichek) Pishko. She graduated from Remsen High School in 1948 and moved to Rome, eventually working at Griffiss Air Force Base Rome Air Development Center as an Accounting Technician. She left the position in 1963 to raise a family. She worked part-time over the years including starting a business to assist the elderly with financial matters and as a tax preparer at Jackson Hewitt. She was active in volunteer work including scouting and the Carmichael Hill Cemetery Association. In 2008, she received an award for her Bill Payers volunteer work and in 2018 she was recognized by national and local elected officials for volunteering at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center.
She enjoyed watercolor painting, bowling, reading, gardening, local art and history, and time with family. In her later years, she spent many happy hours with friends dining out and at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center.
Estelle is survived by daughter, Kathleen Quinn-Leering of Chicago, IL; daughter, Stephanie Pishko and partner, Derek Bartlett of Mashpee, MA; son, Robert Quinn and wife, Amanda of Raleigh, NC; three grandchildren, Mariel Leering, Tobias Leering, and Madeline Quinn; nieces, Virginia Guilford and Luanne Bushart; great niece Christa Faust; great nephews, David Bushart and Tom Bushart; and grandniece, Alexis Bushart.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Catherine Parsons, Mary Guilford, and Anne Dahl; brother Walter Pishko; brothers-in-law, Charles Guilford and Delmar Dahl; son-in-law Philippe Leering; and the father of her children, William Quinn.
Please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Rome, NY in Estelle’s memory as she was a long-time supporter.
A Memorial service will be held in June.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Once arrangements are made, they will be posted on the Barry Funeral Home website.