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Violet M. Quintin

May 29, 1931 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Violet Quintin, 92, formerly of Bristol, CT for 65 years, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023. For the past 1.5 years, she and her husband, Gerard J. A. lived with their daughter Linda and son-in-law Bob in Old Saybrook.

Violet grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She moved to Connecticut after marrying the love of her life, Gerard J. A. Quintin, to whom she had been married to for 72 years before his passing on August 27, 2023. They are reunited now in heaven along with their son Jerry, Jr.

Violet was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, all while working a full-time job for much of her life. Prior to retiring, her most recent job was at Smith Gates in Farmington, CT, where she was employed for many years.
She loved shopping as a social event. Many Saturdays were spent either going to the mall and out for lunch with her daughter Linda or getting up early and frequenting tag sales where she would find and collect beautiful dishware, among other treasures.

Violet had a love for jigsaw puzzles and would sit and work on them daily. Another daily ritual was walking on the Bristol Eastern High School track. She was a devout Catholic who attended weekly mass at St. Matthews.
More recently, Violet’s great grandchildren brought her the most joy. She would light up whenever she would see them. She had a way with children and was very present while playing and interacting with them.

Violet is survived by her daughter Linda Carpenter and husband Robert of Old Saybrook; daughter-in-law Patricia Quintin of NJ; grandchildren Anne Quintin and fiancée Christopher Andrews of NJ, Lauren Carpenter-Martinez and husband Garrett of Madison, Michael and fiancée Elizabeth Schumacher of Old Saybrook; great-grandchildren Ellie and Dylan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerard J.A. Quintin, her son, Gerard J.A. Quintin, Jr., and her sister Pauline LaBelle.

Calling hours will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Bristol on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 starting at 9:30 AM until a procession that will leave for a 11AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave. Bristol. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Boys Town,

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September 19, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
O'Brien Funeral Home
24 Lincoln Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

September 19, 2023

11:00 AM to TBD
St. Matthew Church
120 Church Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010


St. Joseph Cemetery
522 Terryville Ave
Bristol, CT 06010


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