Richard J. Quigley, 85, husband of Patricia A. (Campbell) Quigley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Douglassville where his devoted wife lovingly cared for him.
Born on October 23,1937 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Larkin) Quigley.
Rich was the youngest of seven boys and grew up in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. He attended St. Anne’s Parochial School and Parish where his family was very involved. He loved to tell everyone about working at the parish dances where he met his wife, Pat.
Rich was a graduate of North Catholic High School, class of 1955. During his time at North Catholic, Rich not only completed his class studies successfully, but worked full time as well to help support his family. Following his graduation, Rich had several jobs but found his true calling as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Local 107.
Rich and Pat built their home in the Parkwood area of Philadelphia where they raised all three of their girls. Rich was an active member of the Jim Junod Lodge. He helped to raise money to support people in need. Rich was also a member of the Andalusia VFW, where he bartended for many years. He was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus #933 in Bristol, PA. Rich was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and supported the Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers but especially enjoyed attending Eagles games.
Surviving along with his wife Pat of 64 years, are his daughters Patti Andersen (Bruce), Maureen Quigley (Eric Keppley), and Heather Deihm (Steve); grandchildren Kaitlin, Shannon, Jonathan, Nicolette, Haley, Michael, Dylan, Danny, Luke, and Addyson; great grandchildren Cash, Layne, and Landon; sister-in-laws Claire (Harold) and Ann. He is predeceased by his 6 brothers Billy, Joe, Jimmy, Cletus, Franny, Vince, and his brother-in-law, Joe.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 1:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave, Gilbertsville, PA 19525). A visitation will also be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 12:00-1:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Junod Lodge in Richard’s name C/O: Jack Junod Jr. 3815 Dorchester Road Philadelphia, PA 19154.