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“Dear Mary Ann and Family,Please accept our condolences. May your family find comfort at this most difficult time. Remembering Uncle Chick Band and...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: James and Bonnie Sandor - Monroe, CT

“My condolences to the Cortez family. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Pedro & Nancy Cosme - Manhattan, NY

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Diane (Aunt Dee). We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in all our prayers...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Grace and Carlo Vuotto - NY

A rose someone special <3 “Cortez Family,I am so very sorry to hear of your loss...Me knowing Diane thru Carlos Sr.her late husband & The Cortez Family she was always with...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Andrew and Veronica Spodnik & Family - CT

“Sorry to hear of Diane's passing. May she rest in Peace and have eternal health up in the sky with my father. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Carlos Cortez - Tucson, AZ

“Diane was blessed and a child of God she is will be miss.R.I.P ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Lydia & Jose Berrios - Torrington, CT

“You were deeply appreciated and sincerely loved. We will miss your joy and laughter. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Edward Cortez - bridgeport, CT

“My Dear Sarah and the entire Quinn family, My heart is full of sadness for the loss of your mom, daughter, and sister. Diane was such a wonderful...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy Kachala - Stratford, CT

“I am so sorry for your loss. I feel so blessed to have known your daughter. She was a kind and loving soul and I will miss her infectious laughter. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: lindal townsend - brookfield, CT

“Dear Maryann & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in the love and support of each other, family and friends. You always...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Ruthann Caiola - Monroe, CT

“Diane was a wonderful addition to our family. My deepest condolences. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Maria "Marita" Cortez - Orlando, FL

“Dear Maryann & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in the love and support of each other, family and friends. You always...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Ruthann Caiola - Monroe, CT

“Dear Maryann and family - may the memories of Diane help you find peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Kim ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Cassia - Monroe, CT

“Dear MaryAnn and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Linda Picheco ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Picheco - Monroe, CT

“Heaven has received a wonderful person with an angelic voice. I hope we go to heaven also just to hear her sing again. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Bourque - Shelton, CT

“Maryann My sincere sympathy for your tragic lose. My family sometime drives me nuts but I can't imagine loosing any of them so young. My heart goes...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Liz Duffy - Windsor Locks, CT

“Billy and family, So sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: John Goll - Stratford, CT

“There really are no words. We are just sad BUT glad we played together again at the last two BJFK events. Any future jams will never be the same. Too...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Andrea O'Brien - Atlanta, GA

“Bill, so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Patterson - Stamford, CT

“Maryann and family: So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and love to you all. Keeping you in my prayers. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Gail Mas - Monroe, CT

“Gwen and I are truly sorry to hear of the unfortunate passing of Dede and offer our deepest sympathy and condolences. Treasure the memories within...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Dede Quinnn-Cortez - Stratford, CT

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. I remember her laughter & love of life. Diane's sudden departure happened too soon. May she rest in peace. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Marisol (Marty) Cortez - Orlando, FL

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home - CT

“RIP Dede. Sing with the Angels . ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Cook - Fairfield, CT

“My deepest sympathies to Diane's family. I worked with Diane at the Printer Source. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Lynn Kelly - Milford, CT


Diane (Dede) Quinn-Cortez, age 56, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Carlos Cortez, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in her home. Born in Farmingdale, Long Island, Diane was raised in Fairfield. She graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School and Sacred Heart University. He career as an accountant spanned 30 years. Including time at Bridgeport Machines and Yale University. She was especially active with the Norwalk Postal Employees Federal Credit Union. Diane was gifted with a beautiful singing voice, often sang at weddings and other occasions, and was lead vocalist in two local bands: The Uncle Chick Band and The Full Circle Band. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who will be profoundly missed by all who loved her. Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Nuccitelli of Burbank, CA; her mother, Dorothy M. Quinn of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield; four brothers and sisters, John Quinn and his wife Sharon of Windham, NY, Patricia Iacozza and her husband Paul of Stratford, William F. Quinn and his wife Lilly of Stratford, and Mary Ann Kalm and her husband Brett of Stratford; and five nieces and nephews, John A. Quinn, William H. Quinn, Matthew P. Iacozza, Audrienne V. Kalm, and Haydon J. Kalm. Diane is also survived by members of her deceased husband's family who she loved and cherished. She was predeceased by her father, John J. Quinn, and a brother, Robert J. Quinn. A memorial service celebrating Diane's life will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue at State Street in Bridgeport, with the Rev. Sara Smith, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be private, and calling hours have been omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com

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