Obituary of Shelly Lynn Quinn
Shelly Lynn Quinn, age 60, of the Town of Westmoreland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Shelly was born in Rome, on November 25, 1962 to George and Catherine "Kitty" Federow Hall, and educated in the Westmoreland Schools. She worked in the inventory department at the Mohawk Correctional Facility. She enjoyed writing, crocheting, reading, and music. when she was younger, she took dance and acrobatic lessons and played volleyball.
Shelly is survived by her daughter, Tara Quinn; her mother; Catherine "Kitty"; her former husband whom she remained close with, Kevin Quinn; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father George in 2022.
In keeping with Shelly's wishes, there will be no services.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.
Memorial contributiuons may be made to The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 4917, Rome, New York 13442 and/or Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.
Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.
Written by Shelly Quinn
I am the image in the mirror
Laughing and dancing but full of fear.
I am the singer, not the song
The melody of a future dawn.
I am the heart that beats in rhyme
A footstep lost in the sands of time.
I am the child full of dreams
All of them trapped by reality.
I am the shadows in the night
Dancing silhouettes of silver light.
I am the lover in disguise
The soul, eternal, that slowly dies.
I am the wind that guides the storm
When seasons change I begin to mourn.
I am the tears a loser cries
When all of the hope turns into lies.
I am the voice inside your head
but no one listens to what I've said.
I am the future, not the past
Yesterday's promise that could not last.