In Lieu of Flowers
Obituary of John Francis Quill
John Francis Quill, 82, of Pearl River, New York died on August 24, 2018. He was born on January 1, 1936 in Lyreacrompane, County Kerry, Ireland to parents Thomas and Margaret Quill. He immigrated from Ireland in 1960 to the Bronx, New York where he met his loving wife of 53 years, Mary at an Irish dance held at The Jaeger House, in Manhattan. They were married at the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Bronx. Members of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in the Bronx, they moved to Pearl River in 1977 where John was an active member of Saint Aedan’s Parish.
John worked over 30 years in the telecommunications industry in New York City for AT&T, New York Telephone and Lucent Technologies as member of the Communications Workers of America. He enjoyed working with his hands and was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends, neighbors and family members. John loved his NY Mets and Jets and was an avid supporter despite many challenging seasons. He enjoyed the culture of his native Ireland and particularly loved listening to Irish music on Sunday morning on WFUV or catching up on news in the Kerryman publication. John cultivated a legendary tomato garden using skills which harkened back to his experiences growing up in rural Ireland. Family and friends savored the delicious tomatoes he shared each year. John will always be remembered for his pleasant demeanor, warm smile which would light up a room, and his devotion to his family.
He is survived by his wife Mary Quill, son Thomas and wife Karen of Nanuet, NY, and son Patrick and wife Erin of Wyckoff, NJ. Pop Pop loved his grandchildren Kevin, Kristin, John, Caroline, Brendan and Matthew. He was predeceased by brothers Christopher and Joseph and is survived by his brother Timothy and wife Phil of England.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm at the Sorce Assuma & Shankey Funeral Home, Pearl River, NY (34 North Summit Street). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Aedan’s R.C. Church, Pearl River (23 Reld Drive). Burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
34 N. Summit St.
Pearl River, NY 10965
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