James A. Quigley

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    - Donna Haugland
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Ocala - James A. Quigley, age 77, of Ocala, Florida, passed away peacefully August 20, 2014 after a long illness, surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 11, 1936, the oldest son of Bernard and Frances (Foley) Quigley. At a young age Jim moved to his mother's hometown where he attended school, graduating from Portland High School in 1954. The Milwaukee Braves organization gave him a bonus to sign a contract to play baseball as a pitcher in the farm system. His manager at that time was Hank Aaron. He played semi-pro baseball for five years with the Braves.
After leaving baseball, Jim spent most of his years supervising the erection of high-voltage power transmission lines in North America and Saudi Arabia. When he returned from Saudi Arabia, Commonwealth Electric hired him as President of the Trans Power Division in Denver, Colorado. He retire in 2000. After his retirement, Jim worked with his brother, Terry Quigley, at Terry's Electric of Kissimmee, Florida. He was well respected by everyone who knew him. Jim loved sports, especially baseball and golf. He was an avid golfer with a (7) handicap. He was inducted in the Portland Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 for his achievements in baseball. He also loved to travel and spend time with his family.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Quigley, and his mother, Frances (Foley) Quigley. Jim is survived by his wife, Constance (Kulyk) Quigley with whom he was married for 22 years and a son. Terry (Debbie) of Minneapolis, MN, and a daughter, Maureen (Mark) Frazier of Boston, MA. He is further survived by step-children Brian Steadman of Orlando, Michele (Michael) Haugland of Ocala, and Justin (Paula) Steadman of Apopka; his brother, B. Terence (Jeanne) Quigley of Kissimmee, a sister, Jo Betty Handley of Kissimmee and grandchildren SSgt Ryan Skelton of Ft. Jackson, SC, Jack and Kaitlin Quigley of Manchester, NH, Josh and Matthew Traub of Minneapolis, MN, Rebecca Haugland of Ocala, Elaina Steadman of Orlando and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Roberts Funeral Homes' Bruce Chapel East, 2739 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 10670 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala, FL, on Monday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Rev. Fr. Felicio Baybay.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014
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