February 6, 1994 ~ June 14, 2021

Rachel N. Quinn, born on February, 6 1994 tragically passed away at the young age of 27 on June, 14 2021. Beloved wife of Nathan Quinn, mother to be of Ellie Anne Quinn, daughter of Robert and Sandra Battaglia, sister of Robert and Reanna Battaglia and loving and devoted friend to many. She was a dedicated teacher of the Hauppauge School District and beloved member of the community. May her memory live on in our hearts forever and always.


Visitation: June 19, 2021 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: June 19, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: June 20, 2021 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: June 20, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: June 21, 2021 10:00 am

St. Thomas More RC Church
115 Kings Highway


St Charles Cemetery
Conklin St.
Farmingdale, NY 11767

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  1. candleTo my beautiful best friend and Ellie baby, you are and always will be our world. Life will never be the same without you both. We will honor and cherish you both to show the world how amazing and loved you both are and always will be. Today, I not only lost my best friend but my soul sister. I love you more than life itself Rach and I know you, Ellie and all our other angles are watching over us from up above. I love you forever and always best friend. No one will ever replace our friendship.

    Caitlyn KittenMargHansBattagHansen

  2. My darling Rachel Norine Battaglia-Quinn. You are the sweetest and most extraordinary person that I’ve ever met. Thank you for the amazing years of life love and laughter together. They will never ever be forgotten. You and Ellie baby will always live on with me. You are my best friend and Ellie my beautiful niece, I love you both with all my heart. My eyes are heavy from the tears, and life will never quite be the same without you. I promise to always look after your family. Always and forever my love.

  3. candleRachel, I have absolutely no words! We met back at SJCNY and you were the sweetest person ever! I remember being in so many classes with you! My heart is truly aching for your family and friends! May you and your beautiful daughter Ellie Rest In Peace 🤍

  4. You were one of a kind Rach. So beautiful, smart with a heart of gold. I’m so grateful to have known you. I love you and baby Ellie and will miss you more than words can describe. Love your “big sis”, Jackie ❤️

  5. I am at a loss for words. We met at SJC and you were my pledge sister. You always knew how to make everyone laugh and you had a heart of gold. My heart aches for you and your family during this hard time. May you and baby Ellie rest in peace. Love you!

  6. candleI will never forget your smiling face whenever you see me in the hallway and say hello to me ,I will never forget how kind you was ,God bless your Soul.🙏

  7. candleWords cannot express the sadness we feel. The joy and happiness Rachel brought to our nephew, Nathan, will be sorely missed. Sending our thoughts and hugs to family and friends.

  8. May God forever hold Rachel and Baby Ellie in the palm of his hand and may their bright lights forever shine down on you…my deepest sympathy and condolences to all 💔

  9. candleMy beautiful, sweet Rachel❤️ There are no words to describe how much you mean to me. I not only lost my sister but I lost my very best friend. I don’t want to think of a world without you in it. Your kindness will continue to be remembered forever and I know you and Ellie both will always be with us. My beautiful angels. I love you more than I can ever put into words.

  10. Such a beautiful woman inside and out, generous, kind, dedicated and always down to laugh and dance. You will truly be missed! May you and your beautiful baby girl’s soul rest peacefully in the kingdom of God, until we meet again! Love you, Rach!

  11. I only met you a few years ago, I knew the moment we spoke what a beautiful young lady you were. You had that spark and joy with every word you spoke. You will surely be missed by many people.
    I will always remember you and your beautiful baby girl in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏

  12. candleSending all my strength & love to Rachel & Ellie’s family during these unimaginable times. God bless

  13. I knew you as Mrs. Quinn. You were my son, Ethan’s, 5th grade teacher last year. You were an amazing teacher and he really loved you. You made him not hate school and taught him so much, not just academics, but kindness. You led by example. I was truly devastated to hear of your passing and that of your little girl. I am praying for your family, friends, colleagues and students. May God Bless you all.

  14. candleNo words can express how I feel. I will miss you Rachel and even though I didn’t meet Ellie I will miss her too. May you both rest in heaven. My love , prayers and comfort for Sandra, Bob, Nate, Robert and Reanna 💖💖

  15. Rachy, my beautiful twinny, I cannot believe you’re actually gone. You will forever be my yearbook picture and graduation line-up neighbor, Titanic-loving, teacher friend, “Low” dancing, Michael Jackson singing queen. There is no one else that I would rather have been compared to when we were growing up than you. From middle school, high school, and college, thank you for all the beautiful memories. I remember joking with Caitlyn at your engagement party that you would be having kids in no time because you were just so clearly meant to be a mother. You and baby Ellie will always be together and never forgotten. I will be thinking of and missing you always.

    Love Always,
    Your Twinny

    • candleThinking of you too, Kristina. I know you had a special bond with Rachel. When I found out this news, my mind immediately went to both you and Caitlyn. Sending you love

  16. candleAlthough I never met this beautiful young woman. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Rachel’s family, friends and Bretton Woods family. Rest in peace with your little angel.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Over the years, I have often thought about that wonderful kindergarten class that I was blessed to teach. Rachel was such sweet, little girl whose smile lit up the room . It heartens me to know that she and Caitlyn formed a deep, long lasting friendship that has endured over the years. May your memories of your beloved child, wife and friend comfort you in the days ahead.

    • Dear Sandra,
      I was Nathan Quinn’s Kindergarten/ First grade teacher. I have kept in touch with him throughout the years. He is a student I will never forget. His smile lit up the room, too. I am crushed to hear about Rachel and Ellie. I had the honor to meet Rachel 4 years ago when Nathan invited me to his class reunion. Their love for each other sparkled . I was beyond happy for them.
      Although you and I have never met, we share sadness and love for Nathan and
      Joan Janicelli
      Mrs. J.

      • Thank you for sharing your story. I am happy that you have remained in his life. He will need all the love and support his family and friends can offer.

  18. candleMrs. Quinn you where a amazing teacher not only a teacher but a amazing person in 5th grade you showed all of us to love ourselfs and to treat others with kindness. Your passing is very said but we all just have to remember the good times. God bless you 🙏❤️

  19. Grief only exists where love lived once………
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Rachel
    and baby Ellie.
    My love and prayers for Nathan, Katie, Rachel’s Mom and Dad,
    siblings, friends and Rachel s students ❤️
    Mrs. J.

  20. Rachel you are amazing ❤️This is so unfair. I am speechless. All I keep thinking how baby Ellie would of been here soon. How over joyed you were. Miss watching walk through the halls and asking how you are feeling. And just watching your cute little belly grow. May you both Rest In Peace sweet angels 🙏🏻🙏🏻🤗🤗😇😇.

  21. candleRachel I enjoyed our short time together at Forest Brook. I was glad to have known you. May you Rest In Peace along with your beautiful daughter. Heaven gained two more angles.

  22. May your family and friends find Peace at this time ❤️🙏🏼❤️ So deeply sorry for your loss ~Rest In Peace

  23. Cathy Bruno& James Florie
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Bob & Sandy🙏🏼

  24. candleRachel I can’t even believe this is happening. God Bless you and your beautiful baby girl. May you be at eternal peace🤍

  25. Even though I don’t express it, she really did helped me through time to time. It made me stop becoming an entire suicidal person into a weird one. This would have been me if it weren’t for you. May you and your family grt blessings.🙏🏻❤️💔

  26. candleMy condolences to Rachel’s family and friends may she Rest In Peace Rachel and baby girl. Sending lots of prayers 😞

  27. I am so sorry for your loss. Your hearts must be unbearably heavy. God now has two more beautiful angels in heaven. 💕

  28. Rest in peace my dear with your child. You will be in my prayers always🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • candleI’m so sorry to here about the lost of such a beautiful angel now God have two angles my condolences to family and friends

  29. It is with a sad heart that learned of your passing. You will be missed, rest with the angels.

  30. So sorry for our loss. [My 16 yr old, passed in 2009. We miss those we love so dearly, knowing some day we will see them again. Her spirit lives within your heart.

  31. candleIts so sad to see how young beautiful and a big life ahead of you just got taken. And your little angel that didnt make it to see a day of life.
    may your beautiful souls live on i send my condolences to the family.

  32. Such a warm and caring person, who leaves much to early in life. Her goodness will be missed.

  33. Rachel, I will always remember you for your kindness and how you were always having fun. You were so real, down to earth, and lovable… It’s funny how one of my most vibrant memories of you were us passing each other in the hall in middle school in probably 6th grade, just after we had the “talent show” for all the students who didn’t go on the Shelter Island field trip. You and I both performed a song, and when you passed me in the hall (just the two of us, and you didn’t know me at all) you said “You were so good up there!” And I remember being stunned, because i thought YOU were so good up there! I said thanks, you too! And we kept walking our separate ways. I don’t think you realized how happy that comment made me, and I remember it sometimes when I have to engage in public speaking. That’s just the kind of person you were…
    My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with your family and friends at this time. Caitlyn, I’m thinking especially of you. I know you two were inseparable.<3

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