Janice Jean Quinlan

February 22, 1943 - June 04, 2023


Obituary For Janice Jean Quinlan

Madison – Janice Jean “Jocko” (Dobson) Quinlan, 80, of Madison, WI passed away at home on June 4, 2023 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Janice was born February 22, 1943 to Glenn and Nicolina (Cerro) Dobson in Madison.

Jan graduated from Madison East High School in 1961 and married William J. (Bill) Quinlan in January of 1967. She worked many years for the State of WI, especially at Central Wisconsin Center. She was always taking care of others and loved children. Her greatest accomplishment was making it possible for her son, Timothy, to be at home with the best care possible. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, and watching her grandchildren in their sporting events.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Quinlan, and her brothers Richard and Patrick Dobson.

Jan is survived by her daughter Tina (Jared) Redders and her son Timothy Quinlan. Her grandchildren Austin, Hailey and Emma Redders. A special niece Tammi Natera, her childhood best friend Judy Horsfall, her caregiver Nicole, and her fur baby Chloe. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mom, you’ve been suffering for so long, we hope you are at peace! A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N Sherman Ave


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  • September 04, 2023

  • July 21, 2023

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Tom & Rhonda Erickson

  • June 11, 2023

    My sympathy.

  • June 08, 2023

    So very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Rachel Oie

  • June 07, 2023

    Tina and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you durting this difficult time. Trisha Olstadt

  • June 05, 2023

  • June 05, 2023

    Aunt Janice also tried to help up when needed. I was thankful for her around the time of My Mother's passing. You will be missed! You and Mom can now give Bill and hard time.

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