Diana Scott-Smith Quin, 84, of Rhinebeck

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

RHINEBECK >> Diana Scott-Smith Quin died on Oct. 10, 2016, in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1932, in the Bronx, N.Y. In 1949, she grad­u­ated as vale­dic­to­rian from Mount St. Mary’s in New­burgh, which was then a Catholic board­ing school for girls. She went to the Univer­sity of Rochester and grad­u­ated with a B.A. in his­tory in 1953. She then earned a B.S. in nurs­ing from Belle­vue School of Nurs­ing. In 1955, she mar­ried a class­mate from the Univer­sity of Rochester, Fred­er­ick S. Quin. After serv­ing in the Army, he be­came a For­eign Ser­vice Of­fi­cer, and they were posted to Al­ge­ria, Swe­den, Canada, and Ice­land. He died an un­timely death in 1974, leav­ing Diana to raise four chil­dren on her own. Four years later, she met her sec­ond life part­ner, An­gela Riedel, and spent the next 30 years with her. She was one of the first peo­ple to earn a nurse prac­ti­tioner’s de­gree at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity in 1975, and she worked as a pub­lic health nurse, help­ing to found Hos­pice in Fair­fax County, Va. Later, she worked as a real es­tate agent and was able to put her chil­dren through col­lege. In re­tire­ment, she spent time in lo­cal gov­ern­ment, help­ing to re­write the town char­ter for the Town of Eastham in Mas­sachusetts, and vol­un­teered at the lo­cal Coun­cil on Ag­ing. She be­came a stone sculp­tor in her 50’s and her works were fea­tured in a one-woman show in Colorado in 1997. She was an avid reader, with a wide range of in­ter­ests and she founded sev­eral book groups. She was a keen stu­dent of Latin and spoke Swedish and French. She en­joyed dis­cussing pol­i­tics, writ­ing po­etry, gar­den­ing, trav­el­ing and com­plet­ing dou­ble acros­tics. Above all, she loved her fam­ily.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Dou­glas Quin and his wife Peggy Droz, Ali­son Quin and her hus­band Tim Sharpe, Miles and his wife, Kara Quin, Colin Quin and his wife Teresa Casey; three grand­chil­dren, Rose­mary and Colin Sharpe and Kaitlin Quin; two step­daugh­ters, Lynn Riedel and Kath­leen Riedel and their hus­bands; two si­b­lings, Philip Scott-Smith and Ellen Dob­bins, and their fam­i­lies; as well as nu­mer­ous other fam­ily mem­bers. Me­mo­rial services will be planned at a later date, and she will be in­terred at Rock Creek Ceme­tery in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial gifts may be sent to Thompson House, 6525 Spring­brook Av­enue, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 12572. (www.GJMoy­lanFuner­alHome.com)

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