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Robert James "Bob" Quigley

Robert James "Bob" Quigley
  • December 20, 1954 - October 31, 2016
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Quigley family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • American Diabetes Association
    10 Speen St.
    Framingham`, MA 01701

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1 of 36 | Posted by: KIMBERLY OLSON - Quincy, MA

“I miss you dad. So much. Wish you could give me one more long hug. I love you so much. ”
2 of 36 | Posted by: Caitlin Quigley - Boston, MA

3 of 36 | Posted by: Louise Quigley

“Dear Louise, Meg, and family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of Bob. I just heard yesterday and my heart is full of sorrow for all of you. I only...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Diane Farraher-Smith - Saugus, MA

“Louise and family,There are no words for the sudden loss of Bob. He will be missed by so many! All your memories and pictures have been so lovely to...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Kathleen Childress - Melrose, MA

“Louise, I was so sorry to hear about Bob. I remember him from years ago at MWH. I feel your pain. My husband died 3 years ago. You just don't know...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Nancy DeSimone - Derry, NH

“Louise, it is with great sadness to hear of Bob's passing. I am so sorry for your families loss. My prayers are with you. ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: Kevin Hunt - Melrose, MA

“We will always cherish the times we have spent with your family and Bob at camp. We love you. ”
8 of 36 | Posted by: Bill & Tanya Quigley - Harmony, ME

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Bob. ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Joseph LoNigro

“My sincerest condolences to all - together may you find the strength and courage you need to sustain each other at this very sad time. You are in my...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Marie ryan` - Melrose, MA

“Dear Louise, we are very deeply sorry for your loss, it has been a rough year for you. we are very happy we got to see you and Bob in February. Our...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Mary & Don Long - Callahan, FL

15-Year Anniversary Appreciation at The Heritage On The Garden
12 of 36 | Posted by: The Heritage On The Garden Staff

“So Sorry To Hear Of Bobs Passing.A Good Guy Who Will Missed By Many Prayers To All Of You....The Karelas Family ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: ernie Karelas - melrose, MA

“I am very sorry for your loss. Just in speaking to my son, Brandon, i know he is going to be greatly missed by everyone. ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Joanne Stanhope - South Portland, ME

“My love and prayers go out to you, Louise, and your family. Bob was a good friend, housemate, hiking companion and teacher to me. He taught me...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Bruce Dechert - Cornwall Bridge, CT

“I am so sorry to hear of Bob' passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Deb Walz - Melrose, MA - Friend

“I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Deb Walz - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Louise and family,I am having a hard time finding the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I remember Bob as being a very friendly guy. He...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Pam Sweetser Middleton - MA

“Bob & Louise were great neighbors at Undercliff Terrace Condominiums. Bob was always there when you needed help with anything. He and I rode the...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Martha Flynn - Naples, FL

“Bob was not only a dear and cherished friend, but in every way, he was the " salt of the Earth.."in 1985 I bought the " Undercliff Terrace Apartments...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Domenic Camarra - Medford, MA

“To the Quigley Family,It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences on the passing of Bob. He was always full of love and laughter. I will...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Paula Emelock - Melrose

“Dear Louise and family, I have been a resident of The Heritage for the past three years and have thoroughly enjoyed knowing Bob and appreciated his...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Anderson - Boston, MA

“Louise I am so sorry to hear about Bob. We worked together at the Y for years and had so much fun. He was such a funny guy. He will be missed ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Parsons - Wakefield, MA

“I did not know Bob but I work with Meg and I can tell she came from a wonderful family. I am feeling deeply for you all as Bob was so young and near...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Valerie Walton - Methuen, MA

“To the Quigley family, my heart goes out to you. I enjoyed working with Bob at the Heritage , and considered him a friend. I wish he could of the...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Joyce Hood - Milford, MA

“Dear Quigley Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was a classmate of mine at Stoneham High class of '73. He was always such a kind and gentle...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Jane Cormier - Pelham, NH

“My condolences to Bob's family. He was a warm and kind man. When my family bought the camp across from his, he was the first person to welcome us. He...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Justin Gordon - Putnam, CT

“Jen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Such sad news. Sending hugs and prayers. ”
28 of 36 | Posted by: Cristine Cardello - Melrose, MA

“My favorite Buffalo scallop guy. Another angel above to watch over us.Rest easy, love Linda (Turner's) ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Follett - Melrose, MA

“LouiseSo sorry to hear about the passing of your husband at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Jerilyn (Mara)Martino - MA

“Loved this guy and his heart of gold, gone way too soon. Love Louise and her whole extended family. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Karen Amirault - Burlington, VT

“Louise . so sorry to hear about Bob so young . Prayers and my deepest sympathy to you and the family Annette ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Annete Vacon - Family

“Louise, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our trip to Holy Cross to visit John and see Aerosmith WAY back when. You and your family are in my...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gondek - Auburn, ME

“Bob was such a special guy who always made me feel special too.His wife is my niece Louise and we were always so happy to see them at gatherings. I...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Marilyn Waitt - Clifton Park, NY

“"Uncle" Bob has been a part of my family for 30+ years. He was always the first in line to give the biggest bear hug and a peck on the cheek. He was...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Karie Hardy (Laney) - ME

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Robert James "Bob" Quigley passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was only 61 years of age. Bob was born in Lynn and was raised in Stoneham. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973 where he played football and was in the chorus. He was an active member of the Melrose YMCA Leaders Club where he met his future wife. Mr. Quigley worked as a emergency room transporter at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 5 years while attending Boston State College. He graduated in 1980 with a BS in Physical Education, and was president of the ski club. He started his career working at Melrose Junior High School as an assistant to the Head of Occupational Education and was a freshman football coach. Bob continued his work with children as the Physical Education Director of the Melrose YMCA where he coached basketball and was instrumental in helping many children over the years. You could always count on Mr. Quigley to help his community with energy and passion and has made Melrose a better place. He continued to be an executive director with the YMCA in Rochester, NH, South Shore YMCA and at the Peabody-Lynnfield YMCA from 1983-1990. Mr. Quigley changed his career by working as a property manager at Cedar Pond Village in Lynnfield from 1990-2000; while also owning & managing Teddy Bear Day Care Inc. in Melrose from 1991-1998. Bob was finishing up his career as Lead Engineer at Heritage on the Garden in Boston and was 34 working days from his retirement date of December 23, 2016. Mr. Quigley also had many interests in family activities, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, was Founder and part-time manager of the Victorian Restaurant in Melrose. He had a family membership at the Melrose YMCA and served as a board member in the founding of Jason's Place, a non-profit organization in establishing a temporary home in the greater Boston area for families of children with cardiac disease requiring prolonged hospitalization. Bob has been a resident of Melrose for the past 30 years, was a great story teller, a match maker, had a great sense of humor and was a great dancer who was the first to pull someone out on the dance floor at any wedding. He was a cherished husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Mr. Quigley was the beloved husband of 38 years to Louise H. (Hall) Quigley. Loving father of Jennifer L. Schlebusch & her husband Sebastian of Melrose, Caitlin M. Quigley of Melrose and Meghan D. Quigley of Salem. Caring son of Evelyn (Minkle) Quigley of Portland, ME & the late William P. Quigley. Cherished brother of Mark Quigley of ME, Jon Quigley & his wife Constance of ME, Thomas Quigley & his wife Diane of Tewksbury, William P. Quigley II & his wife Tanya of ME and the late Paul Quigley. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose, on Friday, Nov.4th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.