Carmen Milagro Quinn (Morales), 74, of Columbus, Ohio, was welcomed home by the Lord's loving arms on October 25, 2020. After decades of suffering from numerous health issues, Carmen was freed into Glory -- fully restored and knowing no more pain -- to spend eternity in bliss.
Carmen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her adoring husband of 47 years, Richard Quinn of Columbus, OH; her treasured son Tom Quinn of Crown Point, IN; her deeply devoted daughter Chrissy (Chris) Peplinski and cherished grandson Cooper Peplinski of Columbus, OH. She will be greatly missed by her sister Eva (Wolf) Maldoff of Chattanooga, TN; and brothers Pete, David, Raymond and Eddie, all residents of Florida. Carmen was preceded in death by her father Pedro Morales, mother Carmen Gomez (Morales) and her precious grandbaby Christopher Michael Peplinski II.
Carmen was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on May 6, 1946. She grew up in the Bronx, NY, and spent her formative years there before graduating from Don Roberts Beauty School of Highland, IN in 1967. Carmen and Rich were married in New York in 1973 and moved to Northwest Indiana in 1978 to raise their two children, Thomas and Christine. They resided in Highland, IN from 1978 to 2002 and Dyer, IN from 2002 to 2017. Carmen worked at NIPSCO in the Payroll Dept in the early 1980s and loved styling hair from her home salon, until her first heart failure in 1982. From that point forward, she lived each day to see her children grow up and supported them with unconditional love, while supporting her husband Rich throughout his career serving both the Highland and Dyer Police Departments.
Carmen spent her final years in Columbus, OH with her husband Rich, after moving there in late 2017 to enjoy watching her grandson Cooper grow up; he was the light of her world. As her health accelerated in its decline over the last year, she was lovingly and intimately cared for by her family. Carmen will forever be remembered for her incredibly kind and generous spirit; her sweet smile and big hugs; her extraordinary capacity to love; and her devotion to her family and the Lord, which sustained her each and every day of her life.
Note: Due to the Covid pandemic, there was no memorial or funeral service. To express your sympathy, the family wishes for you to leave a tribute honoring Carmen at www.hillfuneral.com.