Rev. Joseph M. Quinlan
Red Bank - Rev. Joseph M. Quinlan, 95, of Red Bank, passed away on December 16, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center. He was born on July 5, 1925 in Jersey City to the late Thomas and Nora (McMahon) Quinlan.
Responding to God's call to the priesthood, in 1944 he entered Seton Hall University and continued to the Darlington Seminary of the Newark Archdioceses. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1952. He pursued his education training with a Master's Degree from Iona College.
His first parish, where he served for 14 years as assistant pastor, was St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral in Newark. During the following years he served as assistant pastor and then in the position of pastor up to his retirement at several parishes of the Newark Archdioceses.
After retirement, he continued his ministry at many parishes, including, St. Leo the Great, St. Agnes, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Precious Blood, St. Gabriel's, St. Catharine's in Holmdel and St. Catherine's in Farmingdale.
He is predeceased by his siblings: Mary Quinlan McManus, Ann Quinlan Bredehoft, Thomas Quinlan, John Quinlan and Rita Quinlan Sheridan.
He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.
A visitation for the family will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Monday December 21st from 2 to 6 p.m. Visitation for the public and the parishioners that he served will be held at the St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 50 Hurley's Lane, Lincroft, NJ on Tuesday December 22, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial, which will be live streamed, will be celebrated following the public viewing at 10:15 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Joseph's memory to Archdiocese of Newark, Development Office/Annual Appeal, P.O Box 9577, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104 or Sister of St. Joseph, 9701 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Please visit Joseph's memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com