John “Jack” Quigley Jr., 88, of Newport, RI passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Village House Care Facility, 70 Harrison Avenue, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Born June 22, 1925, he was the son of the late John J. and Marguerite (Reynolds) Quigley.
He is survived by his sister Ann “Nan” Quigley and his sister-in-laws Helen Quigley and Sharon Quigley. He is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews, 29 grand-nieces and nephews and 25 great-grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marie E. Phelan and Rita L. Russo, brothers William A. Quigley, Dr. Robert J. Quigley and nephew Robert J. Quigley Jr.
Jack was educated in the Newport School System, worked for the Newport Water Department for 37 years, and prior to entering the Army he was employed by the post engineers at Fort Adams. He was a proud veteran of World War II earning three Bronze stars for battle participation and a life member of the VFW. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Throughout his life Jack was a special uncle to all his nieces and nephews, and will be missed by them and all who knew him. He loved Newport and was considered by family and friends as their Newport Historian.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street in Newport, RI. A Burial service with Military Honors will take place at 12:30 pm on Friday, May 23, at St. Columba Cemetery Chapel, Browns Lane in Middletown, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to: St. Mary’s Church Building Fund, PO Box 547, Newport, RI 02840; Beacon Hospice, 1130 Ten Rod Road Suite C104, North Kingstown, RI 02852; or to the Village House Care Facility, 70 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.