Therese Ann Kent, 89

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:45am

The family of Therese Ann (Quinn) Kent sadly announces her passing at the age of 89, in Manville, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

Therese was born in Norwich on May 24, 1926, to Kathryn A. (Sullivan) and James S. Quinn. She attended St. Mary’s Grammar School, Norwich Free Academy and Bryant College. Therese worked various office jobs in Hartford and Norwich and retired after many years as a supply clerk at the Groton Submarine Base.

Therese Ann was the beloved matriarch of the Quinn family and the last of her generation. She was able to share her family knowledge and memories until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mae Ryley, James, John. and Edward Quinn, Eileen Robertson, Charles Quinn, Kathleen Belli, and their spouses. Therese survived the heartbreak of losing two sons, Robert Oliver Kent and Charles Quinn Kent; and ultimately her husband of 63 years, Oliver F. Kent.

Survivors are Margaret Kent and her husband, Donald Thimble, of Block Island, R.I.; and many supportive and caring nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, meeting directly at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 213 Broadway, Norwich, Conn. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, Conn.

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