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.