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Donna and Chuck Quick, owners of The Village Junction Bakery and Cafe, shown in a file photo before the opening of their restaurant in early November in Arbutus, on Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Donna and Chuck Quick, owners of The Village Junction Bakery and Cafe, shown in a file photo before the opening of their restaurant in early November in Arbutus, on Thursday, October 31, 2013. (Brian Krista / Patuxent Publishing)

An online fundraising campaign has raised thousands of dollars for Donna Quick, owner of the Village Junction Bakery-Café in Halethorpe, after the death of her husband, Chuck, on March 15.

In late 2013, the couple opened the establishment on Sulphur Spring Road as a reincarnation of their two longtime businesses in Catonsville, the Village Bakery and the Coffee Junction.

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The Quicks were forced to close their shops in 2009 after Chuck Quick developed a diabetic wound on his foot in 2007, according to a November 2013 article in the Arbutus Times.

The article says Chuck Quick took a job as a baker at Graul's Markets in Ruxton and his wife began work as a physical therapist at St. Agnes Hospital so they could both have health insurance.

In the Arbutus Times article, Donna Quick described the Village Junction as "definitely a blue-collar bakery."

"We're not going to have a $10 pastry," she said. "We understand this is a working town, and we're working people."

"Since Chuck's passing, Donna has funeral bills, hospital bills and loss of income from the bakery being closed until she can sort out what to do with the business," according to the GoFundMe fundraiser page. To donate to the fund, go to www.gofundme.com/2ruaa95v.

As of March 28, the fundraiser had reached more than $6,800 out of a listed goal of $25,000 and had been shared hundreds of times through social media.

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