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John P. Quility

July 23, 1922 — June 29, 2015

John Patrick Quilty, 92, died June 29, 2015 at First Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.

He was born July 23, 1922 in Newton to Mary Widowsky and Jack Quilty. While attending Newton High School he worked at the family store Quilty’s Grocery, off 8th Street, until he graduated in 1940. In 1942 he began his career with the Santa Fe railroad where he would meet his wife Marguerite McClintock. On February 14, 1946 they wed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1947 he was promoted with the Santa Fe railroad to locomotive engineer where he remained in that position until his retirement in 1982. For over a decade he cared for his ailing wife Marguerite in their home until her passing on July 7, 2002.

In March of this year, John was recognized by the Knights of Columbus for his 70 years of membership.

He is survived by daughter, Maryanna Quilty of Topeka, Kansas; son John Quilty and his wife Debbie of Granbury, Texas; granddaughter Megan York and husband Jared of Granbury, Texas as well as great-grandson Declan Quilty York.

He is preceded in death by his wife Marguerite; brother’s Thomas and Robert; sisters Gertrude Fey and Sister Mary Catherine.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Thursday (July 2, 2015) at 7 pm. The Mass of Christian burial will be Friday (July 3, 2015) at 10:00 am both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

There will be no viewing as cremation has been effected.

The family wishes to thank the staff at First Presbyterian Manor and friends for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial have been established with Good Shepard Hospice or St. Mary’s Education Fund. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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