SARANAC LAKE - Joseph Gabriel Quigley, 87, of 168 Douglas Road, Saranac, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
Born in Saranac Lake on Feb. 26, 1925, he was the son of Lawrence and Marie (Keys) Quigley. Joseph married Dorothy Fielding Jan. 23, 1956, at St. Bernard's church in Saranac Lake. She predeceased him on Jan. 23, 1979.
Joe worked as a postal clerk for 30 years in Saranac Lake until his retirement in 1989. He is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a sergeant during World War II in the E squadron 112th Army Air Force Base Unit. Joe loved golfing and is a member of the Saranac Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Saranac Lake Elks Club BPOE 1508.
He is survived by one daughter, Michele Bailey and her husband Alan of Saranac; one granddaughter Heather Arnold and one great-granddaughter Taylor Jean Arnold, both of Syracuse; two sisters: Ann Crisham of Lake Placid and Eileen Swain of Saranac Lake; and two brothers: Thomas Quigley of Staten Island and James Quigley of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his father; mother; six sisters: Margaret Rice, Marie Peabody, Kate Wiles, Barb McKillip, Elizabeth Owens and Patricia Dupree; and one brother, Lawrence Quigley.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. An Elks service, immediately followed by an American Legion service, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Bernard's Church. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake. A reception will take place at 2 p.m. following the burial at the Saranac Lake Veterans Memorial Association.
Friends wishing to remember Joseph Gabriel Quigley may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunkeoughfuneralhome.com.