Michael Edward Quigley
Age 79 of Florence Township, Wilmington, passed away Monday morning, September 27, 2021 at AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born July 12, 1942 in Joliet, Illinois, Michael Edward was a son of Marvin James and Mary Elizabeth (McCormick) Quigley. He was raised and educated in Florence Township and Wilmington before attending St. Bede Academy in Peru, from where he graduated with the Class of 1960. On September 18, 1965, Mike married Patricia Boseo in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manhattan, and together they made a home and raised their family.
A lifelong farmer, Mike in addition held employment with BP Pipeline in Manhattan and Pontiac, from where he worked from 1987 until retiring in 2008. He was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau, belonged to St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington; was Florence Township Supervisor for many years, and served on the Wilmington School District 209-U Board of Education. Mike loved the Chicago Cubs, enjoyed playing cards and looked forward to attending the local fairs.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia; seven children: Thomas Quigley of Braidwood, Anthony (Molly) Quigley of Seneca, Ann Quigley of Aurora, Amy (Dennis) Murphy of Diamond, Annette (Matthew) Roemer and Timothy (Carrie) Quigley, both of Manhattan and Megan (Shane) Altmyer of Clifton; grandchildren: Haley (Anthony) Donzella, Julie Quigley, Wyatt Quigley, Owen Quigley, Noah Quigley, Carly Murphy, Jessica Murphy, Kari Roemer, Corinne Roemer, Joshua Roemer, Kelsey Roemer, Timothy Quigley, Jr., Erin Quigley, Ella Quigley, Raelyn Altmyer and Raegan Altmyer; one great granddaughter, Cara Donzella; one sister, Irene Walsh of Elwood; two brothers: Paul Quigley and William Quigley, both of Wilmington, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: JoAnn Quigley of Wilmington, Louis Boseo of Manhattan, John (Toni) Boseo of Wisconsin, Thomas (Kathy) Boseo of Minooka and Karen Boseo of Manhattan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Richard Quigley and Marvin James “Jimmy” Quigley, Jr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Marie Boseo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lawrence Walsh, Anne Boseo, Joseph Boseo, Linda Boseo and Vicki Boseo, and his nephew, William Quigley, Jr.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, September 30, 2021 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, October 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee Street in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Sebastian Gargol presiding. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Mike’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 South Main Street, Wilmington, IL 60481
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Mike’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/obituary/Michael-Quigley
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )