James "Jim" Quigley
1926-2020 - Navy

James J. Quigley, Sr., 94, of Calabash, NC, surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away on November 19, 2020.

He was born on October 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He is predeceased by his loving wife Bette as well as his infant son Thomas Patrick.

After serving in the Navy during WWII, Jim then began a career in the New York City Department of Corrections. He retired as a Captain after 25 years. Jim was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and a member of the Elks Lodge.

In 1949, Jim married the love of his life, Bette McGann. They shared their lives together inseparably for 68 years, sharing a love that is seldom seen until Bette’s passing in 2017. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a proud patriot to the country he served and loved. Jim, also lovingly known as "Poppy” to his grandchildren, was loved and respected. His sense of humor and practical jokes were entertainment for all.

Jim was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brooklyn, NY, Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park, NY and Our Lady Star of the Sea. Jim, this gentle, loving, caring, and humble man, has left a permanent mark etched in our hearts and will be sorely missed by so many.

Jim is survived by his sister, Agnes (Honey) LoPiccolo; six children; Maureen (Dan) Edwards; Eileen (Tom) Ruane; James Jr., Susan (Rick) Walsh; Betty (Joe) Quigley; Christine (John) Halk; a loving daughter in-law, Kathy Quigley; 19 grandchildren; Danny and Kathryn Edwards; Erin, Thomas; Conor, Kevin and Brian Ruane; Kelly Anne (Dennis) McWilliams; Colleen (Scott) Morgan; James (Nicole) Quigley, III; Rob (Allison) Walsh; Meghan (Eddie) Parenteau; Tommy and Brian Bremer; Nicole (Mike) Harris; Katlin (Kris) Petric; Amanda (Bryce) Burkey; Lauren (Chris) Yoder; John Halk, III and Emily Halk; fifteen great grandchildren; Molly, Seamus and Teagan McWilliams; Brody, Payton and Delaney Morgan; Gianna, Alyssa and Joseph Walsh; Declan, Madeline and Reagan Quigley; Connor, Landon and soon to be born Baby Parenteau.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea, North Myrtle Beach, SC, the American Legion Post 503, VFW Post 7288 and the Elks Lodge 2679 of Calabash, NC.