Marcelline R. Quinter, a veteran waitress and bartender, died May 29 of coronary obstructive pulmonary disease at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 78.
Marcelline Regina Finnerty, the daughter of a maintenance worker and a candy maker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Lakewood Avenue.
She attended Catholic High School and worked for years "downtown as a waitress and bartender," said her daughter, Deborah Goralski of Oakland.
Mrs. Quinter retired in 1995 from the Midtown Yacht Club on Centre Street.
The former Highlandtown resident, who had lived in the Westminster House Apartments in Mount Vernon, enjoyed playing poker. She also liked vacationing at Ocean City and in Las Vegas.
"My mother was a very witty, funny and loving person, but tough as nails," her daughter said.
Mrs. Quinter left her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.
She is also survived by three grandchildren. Marriages to John Herold and Kenneth Quinter ended in divorce.