Gary F. Quigley, age 77, of Embarrass passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Appleton Medical Center.
Gary Francis Quigley was born August 20, 1937 in Milwaukee to Francis and Ruby (Kadlec) Quigley. As a young boy, the family moved to Appleton and he attended parochial school in Menasha. Gary graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Menasha in 1955. He entered the US Navy on April of 1956 and served for several years mostly aboard the USS Salisbury Sound around Okinawa, Taiwan, and Japan. After the military he was married for some time to Susan and they were blessed with four children. Gary drove truck for Elm Tree Bakery later known as Rich’s Bakery in Appleton for some years. In 1972 he met Betty J. Fischer and they became best friends and the couple was married just a few years later. In 1987 they moved to Iowa where he began working for Dawn Food Products in Des Moines. Gary was employed for many years as distribution manager with Dawn Foods and then the company sent him to help out their plants in CA, FL, TX, AZ, IL, IN, and Puerto Rico. He retired in 2000 and the couple settled in Embarrass. Gary is a member of St. Rose Church, Clintonville, and enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He served as President for the Village of Embarrass and volunteered on the election committee whenever possible. Gary also liked dabbling in the stock market and touring around the local countryside with his moped.
Survivors include his dear wife, Betty, and seven children: Patrick Quigley of Amherst Junction, Mike Quigley of Appleton, John (Jill) Quigley of De Pere, Pete Quigley of Appleton, Steve (Becky) Thomas of Shawano, Jeff (Connie) Thomas of Appleton, and Vicki (Joe) Cartwright of Appleton. There are 11 grandchildren: Katey, Sam, Erin, Kevin, and Meaghan Quigley; Scott, Kyle, Kristy, Zach, and Eric Thomas; and Ambyre (Kyle) Calmes. There are three great-grandchildren, Braden, Mason, and Quintin. There is a brother, Patrick (Trudy) Quigley of Jackson, MI, and a sister, Katie (Robert) Johnson of De Pere. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Jim) Probst of Neenah, a brother-in-law, Jerry (Sharon) Fischer of Seymour, many other relatives and friends. Gary is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Quigley.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 6th at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville with Fr. John “Jack” Mullarkey officiating. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.beil-didier.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and a fund will be established in Gary’s name.