QUILES, Francisco, Reverend Deacon, of Sacred Heart Parish, Roslindale passed away on January 22, 2021. He resided in Norwood and was formerly of Roslindale, Orlando, FL., and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Beloved husband of the late Araminda (Llorens) Quiles for 67 years. Devoted father of Lucy Torrejon and her husband Alfredo of West Roxbury, Francis Quiles of Norwood, Caroline Quiles of Norwood, Annette Quiles of Norwood, and Juan A. Quiles and his wife Rosa of Orlando, FL.
Loving grandfather of Natalie, Jasmin, Alisha, Jacqueline, Juan Jr., and Nirvana. Great-grandfather of Aiden, Jaylen, and Alma. Brother of Sophie, Daisy, Martha, Deacon Jesus Quiles, Edward Quiles, Luis Quiles, and the late Carmen, Tomasita, James, Gladys, and Isabel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Francisco was a Korean War Veteran, U.S. Army. He served for many years as a deacon at Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale. Longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was very involved in the Cursillo Movement through the Archdiocese of Boston.
Francisco was a BA graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Back in the 70’s, worked as a social worker in Ponce and helped the poorest communities in the town of Ponce and Guayanilla. In Massachusetts and Florida he dedicated his life to service the most needed and always giving advice and guidance to all people that will ask for help. Always helping the immigrants and open the door at home for everyone. Treated everyone with dignity and respect. He lived his life through his service to God.
Visiting hours will be held at the P.E. Murray - F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, January 26th from 3-7pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited, please follow all covid guidelines. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 27th at 10am, followed by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale at 11am (maximum church capacity due to covid restrictions is 100). Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Francisco’s memory to Sacred Heart Church 169 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905.