Rev. Joseph M. Quinlan
1925 - 2020
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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




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Published in Asbury Park Press from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2020.
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December 22, 2020
Father Joe meant the world to my family. He married my parents, baptized me, married me and my husband, and was there for so many other moments along the way. We will miss him dearly, but know he is at peace. All of my love, Melissa Welsh Reilly
Melissa Reilly
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December 22, 2020
Father Joe meant the world to my family. He married my parents, baptized me, married me and my husband, and was there for so many other moments along the way. We will miss him dearly, but know he is at peace. All of my love, Melissa Welsh Reilly
Melissa
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December 20, 2020
Fr. Joe will be missed by his family very much as he became the glue that kept us all together. For many years he hosted the family reunion and looked forward to see everyone, especially the young children since they changed so much. He was there for our weddings, christenings and holidays. We know he is at peace in Heaven with God, his Mom, Dad, siblings and nephews who have passed before him.
The McManus Family
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December 20, 2020
Liz & John McManus
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December 20, 2020
Liz & John McManus
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December 20, 2020
Rest in Peace Father Quinlan! It was a privilege to have been in Mass during your many years of service at St. Leo's.
Brian Traynor
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December 19, 2020
Who could not have loved him. We were so blessed to have known him at Saint Agnes. He was a great homilist, not just with the words he would share after the Gospel, but they would stay with you long after. I remember when he said Mass, not that long ago, but after he'd been gone awhile because of his health. When Mass ended, and before he left the altar, he asked the congregation "So how did I do?" And we exploded with our sincere applause. Then, he asked: "Do you want me back?" To which, we all responded with another round of applause! While we may be sad that he has left us, heaven is now a happier place with him being there and it's good to know that there's another angel looking over us. God Bless you all, his family...and he will sleep in heavenly peace forever. With our love, Beverly & Maurice Maloney
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December 19, 2020
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December 19, 2020
I was an Torch Bearer and then an Altar boy many years ago when Fr. Quinlan was in charge of us at St. Patrick's Pro Cathedral in Newark. It was just yesterday that I mentioned to friends a saying he had us learn. It went this way "Good ,Better, Best never let it rest when your Good is Better make your Better be Best" I will always remember Fr. Quinlan taking all of us Altar Boys to Palisades Amusement Park every summer and then giving us spending money when we got there it was his way of showing his appreciation for us serving the church. He will be missed. Rest in peace Fr. Quinlan.

Bobby Garretson
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December 18, 2020
Dear Father Quinlan's Family, Sorry to hear of Father's passing, he was such a kind person, He was very friendly with our Parents Dave and Kathleen Spangenberg who are in heaven with Father, our mom and dad did a lot work for Father, my mom and dad ran family life,ran dances etc. for Father Quinlan when he was with Queen of Peace in North Arlington, N.J. May he rest in peace.. Mary and Karen Spangenberg of Brick, N.J.
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