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Mary Jean (Dunnie) Quinn

August 20, 1936 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Mrs. Mary Jean Quinn of Beech Grove, Tennessee passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2023. Mary Jean was born on August 20, 1936, in Birmingham, Alabama to her late parents and first-generation Hungarian immigrants Julia and Leopold Dunnie. The youngest of eleven siblings, Jean is survived by one brother, Tommy Dunnie of Wylam, Alabama.

Mary Jean graduated from Wylam High School in 1953 and soon after married Paul M. Quinn Sr. with whom she lived and loved until his passing in 2016. During their 62 years together Jean and Mike raised 3 children, traveled the world, and devoted their lives to their church families, most recently and lovingly the congregation of Temple Baptist Church in Manchester, Tennessee.

In addition to her travels, Jean loved to cook, sew, knit, crochet and garden. She gifted many of her friends and family with her beautiful creations.

Mary Jean is survived by two sons, P. Michael Quinn (Priscilla Van Tries), and David Quinn, her daughter Dianna Quinn; grandchildren Ian Quinn, Parker Quinn (Lindsay Duncan) and Megan Peacher (Luke Campbell); and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly. 

The family would like to acknowledge the devotion and care given to Mrs. Quinn during the past 3 years by Jaquelyn Vaughn of Manchester Tennessee, and the more recent care given by Alive Hospice and Michelle Teal.

Visitation and services for Mrs. Quinn will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation is on Saturday, September 16, from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm, with a service in celebration of Mary Jean held immediately afterwards in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALIVE Hospice, 1807 Patterson St., Nashville, TN, 37203; Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001; or the charity of your choice.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Quinn family.


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September 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2023

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
4758 New Manchester Hwy
Tullahoma, TN 37388


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