Cyrilla E. Quackenbush (nee Einhorst), 85, of Pequannock, passed away on July 10, 2013.
The daughter of Herman and Helen (Lyons) Einhorst, Cyrilla graduated from St. John High School in Paterson in 1946. She was married to David J. Quackenbush, Jr. for 61 years until his passing in 2009. She worked for the Diocese of Paterson, Propagation of the Faith, for 15 years. She graduated from William Paterson College with a BA in English and later became a journalist, writing travel and gardening articles for the Suburban Trends. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church for 57 years where she taught CCD Classes, was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and acted as a Eucharistic Minister. She loved gardening and spending her summers down the shore in Chadwick. She and her husband David enjoyed travelling and they went all over the world, touching on every continent. Known affectionately as “G-G” by her great grandchildren, Cyrilla was devoted to her family and loved them dearly.
Cyrilla is survived by her children, Deborah Smith and her husband Douglas, Dorothy Skaflestad and her husband Steven, and David Quackenbush and his wife Denise; her sister, Helen Lux; her grandchildren, Douglas Smith and his wife Noelle, Ronald Paige, Gillian Paige, Lauren Rathburn and her husband Richard, David Quackenbush and his wife Courtney, Dennis Quackenbush and his wife Melissa, and Dana Volpe and her husband Jonathan; her great grandchildren, Ava, Harrison, Madison and Gabriella; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David; her sister Anita Dunn and her husband Richard; her brother-in-law Robert Lux; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Eleanor and Bob Sullivan; and her nephew, Rick Dunn.
A funeral Mass will be held 10 am Tuesday, July 16 at Holy Spirit RC Church, Pequannock. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Monday at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Cyrilla’s memory to Holy Spirit RC Church would be greatly appreciated by her family.