Sharon O’Callaghan Quinn
July 26, 1942 – February 4, 2019
On Monday, February 4, at Sibley Memorial Hospital surrounded by her adoring family, Sharon O’Callaghan Quinn passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with leukemia. Sharon was born in Southampton, New York, to Thomas Aloysius and Helen Crowther O’Callaghan. She was raised in Montclair, New Jersey, and attended Rosemont College and later American University to study art history. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Arthur Lee Quinn; children Helen (David Crandall), Arthur Lee, Jr., Beth (Marcello Fregulia), Christopher, Brendan, and Mark (Stephanie Westbrook); and five grandchildren, Andrew, Maica, Cassius, Sofia, and Isabella. She is also survived by her five siblings, Sheila, Patricia, Michael, Thomas, and Christopher.
In addition to being a full-time mother, Sharon pursued her passion for art as a docent at the National Gallery of Art, leading tours with enthusiasm, patience, and kindness for more than 20 years. She also worked for 25 years, most recently for 10 years as an administrative assistant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Perhaps best known for her love of reading, Sharon was always in the middle of at least one good book.
Sharon’s life will be celebrated at a funeral mass at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac at noon on Saturday, February 23. Internment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities-Archdiocese of Washington (catholiccharitiesdc.org).
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