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Maria Bresciani Quinn

Maria Bresciani Quinn

May 17, 1973 - September 5, 2018     Age: 45

Maria Bresciani Quinn, age 45, of Fernandina Beach passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 after a valiant 5 year battle with breast cancer.

She was born in New York City on May 17, 1973 to the late Luigi Bresciani and Gloria Maria (Gonzalez) Bresciani.

Maria grew up in New York City and graduated from The Mary Louis Academy in 1991.  After graduating, she received her Associates Degree in Business from Berkeley College in NYC.

Her hard work and excellent work ethic propelled her up to Vice President of Retiree Benefits for Voya.

Maria met JP Quinn through mutual friends in 2002 and they hit it off immediately.  They moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida together in 2004 when she accepted a promotion for her job with Citi Group.  They married on April 16, 2005.  Maria and JP wished for a child more than anything.  After many difficulties conceiving, Maria was ecstatic when her son Jack was born. She poured all her love and affection into him, even going so far as to bring him a fresh lunch to school every day.

Maria always put others before herself, whether it was caring for her family and friends or anyone who needed help.  She always stayed positive and happy even when she was battling breast cancer.  She was very out-going and had many friends.  She loved cooking and entertaining the one’s she loved.  Maria and JP enjoyed traveling and going on cruises, seeing new places and meeting new people.  Her life was full with the love of her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Luigi Bresciani 2015.

She leaves behind, her husband JP Quinn and her son, Jack Quinn both of Fernandina Beach, Florida; her beloved sister Catherine McCarthy and her husband Richard of New York City; brother Tony Bresciani and his wife Robin of Houston, Texas; her mother Gloria Bresciani of Fernandina Beach, Florida; her grandmother, Aminda Gonzalez of Fernandina Beach, Florida and many beloved nieces and nephews especially her name-sake and God-daughter Maria Anna and God-son Thomas Quinn.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 10, 2018 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church  with Father Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a Vigil starting at 6:00 pm.

She will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

14 Condolences

  • Carl and Barbara Posted September 6, 2018 4:44 am

    JP, Jack and Family, Barbara and I are so sorry for your loss Maria was a wonderful person and will be missed by us all. We pray that you and the family will find comfort in God’s words.

  • Colleen Hodge Posted September 6, 2018 8:26 am

    JP, Jack and family,please, accept our most sincere condolences. You are all in our prayers, hoping your will find solace in God’s love.

  • Bill and Barbara Posted September 6, 2018 9:02 am

    JP, Jack, and Gloria words cannot say how sorry we are for the loss of beautiful Maria. Maria will be forever in our heart. You are in our prayers.

  • Maura & Colin McKeever Posted September 6, 2018 12:40 pm

    JP & Jack, our hearts are broken for you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  • Charles and Sherylan Vaughn Posted September 6, 2018 3:10 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers for the entire family. We are so thankful Maria came into our life. She was an amazing women and we will miss her.

  • Tara Daniels Slue Posted September 6, 2018 6:55 pm

    Maria you will be forever missed. You were a special friend and great boss to me. I will miss our morning car ride conversations about how excited we were about our upcoming cruises and the competition of whose cruise was coming first. You were an amazing fighter and you will truly be missed.

  • Jody Palmer Posted September 6, 2018 9:00 pm

    JP and Jack Thoughts and prayer for you both and Maria’s entire family. I was fortunate to work with Maria and enjoyed many lunches together. I only wish we had spent more time together after we no longer worked together. She surely has left her mark and will be missed by many. May you RIP Maria and watch over your family.

  • Melisa McNair Posted September 6, 2018 9:24 pm

    I worked with Maria at ING/Voya. She was always looking for her client’s vest interest. Knowing her professionally means a lot because I know her personal life was SO much more important. Thank you, Maria, for sharing your life with me, even in a small way. I will treasure it!

  • Michelle Pacifico-Smith Posted September 7, 2018 11:13 am

    Maria was a wonderful person and it was my great honor to have been apart of her life.

  • Susan Edwards Posted September 7, 2018 4:19 pm

    I have had you and your family in my prayers. Hold on tight to your faith and rest in God’s promise to never leave or forsake you. He will bring you comfort, peace and the strength to live with the loss of Maria.

  • Robin Bresciani Posted September 8, 2018 10:36 am

    JP, My heart hurts for everyone, especially you. I can’t imagine losing a spouse, and I have no other words but to tell you I am praying for you and our family. Let the Lord’s peace, which passes ALL understanding be with our family. Love you, Robin❤️❤️❤️

  • Rose Posted September 9, 2018 11:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from our Heavenly Father who comforts us during our trials, pain and sorrows. 2Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Denis McEneaney Posted September 9, 2018 11:11 pm

    Jp, jack, and family ,
    We are so sorry for your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers . Maria was an amazing mother and wife to you both . She will always be remembered
    Love Denis ,Tara and family

  • Iancu Posted September 10, 2018 2:46 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and sorrow you must feel right now. May she rest in peace now and God rest her soul.

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