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Jean Helen Quirk

December 14, 1935 - October 25, 2021

Jean Helen Quirk, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Born in Llewellyn, PA, on December 14, 1935, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Swatner) Pothering. Jean graduated from Minersville High School where she was a proud cheerleader to the Minersville Minors. She continued her love of cheering on her favorite teams, while watching the Phillies and the Eagles.

Jean was a dedicated homemaker who cherished the ability to care for her family, serving as a den mother while her sons were in Cub Scouts. Devoted to her faith, Jean was a devout member of Holy Family Parish. Jean was a loving grandmother who enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She also enjoyed visiting her second home in Ocean City, MD with her family.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death this year by her loving husband of 65 years, Francis J. “Frank” Quirk; siblings, Barbara Siminitis and John Pothering; and grandson, Timothy Quirk. She is survived by her children, Martin Quirk (Justine) of Rising Sun, MD, JoAnn Quirk of Newark, Matthew Quirk (Sandi) of Newark, Michael Quirk (Kathy) of Bear, and Marc Quirk (Tamara) of Newark; sister, Sharon Houghton; grandchildren, Patrick, Paul, Joshua, Jordan, Megan, Ashley, Thomas, Daniel, Kelly, Ryan, Kylie, and Camryn; and 10 great grandchildren, with 3 more on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Holy Family R. C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713, or to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or online by clicking here.

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  • Proud to have known you Jean! Always there for Kylie & Camryn’s games. Love to all of your family. You will be missed.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family. We will keep everyone in our hearts ♥️and prayers🙏🏻. The Freel Family

  • Marc and Tami, we are so very sorry for your loss, there will certainly be a sorrow felt in your lives. We are praying for you in the coming days. We love you . ❤️ Uncle Bob & Aunt Karen

  • Jean you are now in the lords hands. May your memory be eternal .
    We all will miss you ,until we meet again .
    God Bless you
    Jim and Angie.

  • Marty, Sandi and the rest of the Quirk family; my condolence’s to you all. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time of loss. My prayers will be with you all.

  • I was very saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. Heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with the family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I always enjoyed seeing her at your family functions and as she she cheered on the boys’ games. She is resting peacefully with the Lord.

  • My sincere condolences to all the Quirk family. May the many wonderful memories you cherish of your mother and grandmother carry you through the difficult days. Prayers

  • I am so sad to hear of Jean’s passing. I was looking forward to visiting her in her new home. Unfortunately, I did not find out until services had passed. I was very fond of Jean. I was her roommate at Churchman Village. She was a kind and sweet woman who will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family and friends.
    Barbara Jo Apichella