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Mary Quigley
December 08, 2020


Mary A. (O’Donnell) Quigley, age 96, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2020 at home. She was born on July 25, 1924 in Springfield, daughter of the late James T. and Mary (O’Connell) O’Donnell. Mary is predeceased by her husband John F. Quigley, brother James T. O’Donnell and sister Ann M. Moran and her husband Bernard. She is survived by her nephew John F. Moran and his wife Regina of Abington, MA. Mary is also survived by her devoted cousin Dorothy (Dottie) Moriarty of Springfield, MA as well as her children and many other cousins and countless friends throughout the area. Mary was a graduate of Springfield Commerce High School and a former supervisor in the Revenue Accounting Department of the New England Telephone Company for many years before she retired. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Mary lived life to the fullest and always had a full calendar of social, charitable and volunteer events as well as a commitment to the community. She loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises and trips to Ireland and throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Europe, Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean. Mary volunteered at Mercy Hospital and was a life member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and at one time a volunteer at Brightside for Families and Children. She held active memberships in the Longmeadow Over Sixty Club and the Jewish Community Center of Longmeadow. She was also a member of the Springfield Museums. A devout Catholic, Mary was a former parishioner of Holy Family Church in Springfield where she was a member of the Women’s Club and the Parish Council as well as a member of the First Friday Devotions at St Michael’s Cathedral. Mary lived in Springfield for many years before moving to Longmeadow in 1978 where she became a parishioner of St Mary’s Church. She was involved in the St Mary’s Guild, was a past member of the Parish Council, the Spiritual Life Commission and the Altar Society. Mary belonged to the Mystical Rose Cenacle and was a member of the Cursillo Community of the Diocese of Springfield and the Catholic Woman’s Club of Springfield. Mary was immensely proud of her Irish Heritage. She was a life member of the Irish Cultural Center at the College of the Lady of the Elms and a life member of the John Boyle O’Reilly Club Auxiliary where she served 25 years on the Scholarship Committee. Mary was the past President of the Hampden County Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mary was also a member of the Jones and Belles committee of the former Claddagh Club of Enfield, CT. Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private. Mary’s family will hold a celebration of life later after COVID restrictions have been lifted. Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Columban Fathers Missionary Society of St Columban, 65 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809; Sisters of St Joseph of Springfield Retirement Fund, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104; Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, Providence Place, 5 Gamelin St, Holyoke, MA 01040.

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