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Melanie Lee Quinlan

October 7, 1956 - September 21, 2022
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Melanie Lee Quinlan, age 65, of New Philadelphia entered into heaven on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born on October 7, 1956, in North Baltimore, Ohio Melanie was a daughter of the late Wylie M. and Winnie P. Britton Laf…

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Melanie Lee Quinlan, age 65, of New Philadelphia entered into heaven on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born on October 7, 1956, in North Baltimore, Ohio Melanie was a daughter of the late Wylie M. and Winnie P. Britton Lafferty.

At a young age, the family relocated to the Tuscarawas Valley and Melanie became a 1975 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. A year later on August 14, 1976, she married David Quinlan and together the couple raised twin children.

In her younger years, Melanie was employed by the former Endres Floral Company and later worked for Sacred Heart School as a classroom aide and transitioned into being the church secretary. She recently retired from the Tuscarawas County Public Library.

Being a library employee was a perfect fit for Melanie as she was an avid reader often reading 12-15 books a month. She enjoyed cooking with her husband and preparing special meals for holiday events. Her favorite holiday to go all out was St. Patrick’s Day in which everything at all meals became green for the day.

Melanie was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and cherished time spent supporting her children in their activities. Later in life, she had become very fond of being Móraí to her grandchildren and spending time with them.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, Melanie is survived by her children, Wylie Quinlan of New Philadelphia and Katie (Sam) Rodriguez of Deersville, and her grandchildren, Henry and Eva Rodriguez.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Jimmy Hatfield on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 1:00 PM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Philadelphia. Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia is planned for a later date. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling cremation care and arrangements.

The family requests memorial contributions in Melanie’s name be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

 

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Service Information

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia is planned for a later date.


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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: October 7, 1956
Died: September 21, 2022

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Joanne, Jason & Jarrod posted on 9/30/22

Dave, Wylie, Katie & Family, May happy memories carry you through this sad time. Wishing you & your family strength and peace. So sorry for your loss. Love,

 

Laura Hanna posted on 9/26/22

I will miss her. I can hear her laughing. Melanie was a great support for me when we worked together at the library. I loved her. My sympathies to Dave and her family.

 

Peg & Jack Billow posted on 9/26/22

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time. May the many memories made together be reminders of the love your family shared together.

 

Jim and Leesa Welfley posted on 9/26/22

We were very sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. You have our sincere sympathy and prayers as you go through these difficult days.

 

Hailey Pierce posted on 9/26/22

All my best to Melanie’s family. I loved working at the library with you and getting to know about Irish culture though you. You had such a wonderful laugh and a beautiful personality and I hope you’re in peace. “May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

 

Kim and Charlyn Menapace posted on 9/25/22

We are so sorry. Our sincere sympathy and Prayers for the family. Kim and Charlyn Menapace

 

Karen Kosegi posted on 9/25/22

Im very sad to learn of your passing Melanie. You were always so kind and always wanted to help me. Love you. My sincere condolences to family, loved ones and friends ?????

 

Cassie Elvin posted on 9/25/22

My sympathy to the family for your loss. Melanie was a lovely person as you know. I have such fond memories of our childhood going to school, playing together and spending time together partying with friends and having slumber parties and birthday parties at Melanie’s house. Farewell and Rest In Peace my friend. ?

 

Toni Ferritto posted on 9/24/22

May God's peace be with your family at this difficult time.

 

Patty Tolloti posted on 9/24/22

So sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Sacred Heart. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Larry & Jan McBride posted on 9/23/22

Dave & Family, So very sorry to hear of Melanie's passing. She was so sweet and gentle. May the Lord give you strength and comfort at this most difficult of times. Larry and Jan McBride

 

Marilyn Masten posted on 9/23/22

Steve and I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your family. Steve and Marilyn Masten

 

Jean Frantz posted on 9/23/22

Dave, Wylie, & Katie... I am so very sorry to hear of Melanie's passing. Praying that your love and memories offer you comfort and peace.

 

Rick & Mary Rinella posted on 9/23/22

May her legacy be continued through her children & grandchildren as she will always be remembered fondly for her work for the Church, library & school. May she rejoice in eternel life with our Savior, Jesus Christ Peace & love to you at this time -

 

Douglas Burrier posted on 9/23/22

Dave and family, Sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers.

 

Ann Wise posted on 9/23/22

Sharing in your sorrow.What a wonderful person you had in your life,always smiling .May God help you and give you peace in the weeks ahead.Mrs. Wise

 

Amber Ricker posted on 9/23/22

Dave and family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Melanie was such a sweetheart and always so nice to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With my sincerest sympathies, Amber Meese Ricker

 

The Bowdishes posted on 9/23/22

Dear Katie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We hope your memories will help comfort you.

 

David & Rebecca Graff posted on 9/23/22

Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you, Dave and your family. May there be smiles amidst the tears as you remember happy times together.

 

Ted and Cindi Knisely posted on 9/23/22

Dave, Katie, and Wylie…words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for you. However, we are relieved that Melanie is no longer suffering. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you.

 

Debbie M Aubihl Knisely posted on 9/23/22

Keep her memories close - for that is what a lifetime is made of. I wil miss her deeply. All my Love and Sympathy, Debbie and Jim

 

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