Arthur Quirk
1937 - 2014
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QUIRK, ARTHUR L., JR. former pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Senators, founding board chair of Horizons, Inc. and former board member of American School for the Deaf, died on November 22, 2014, at home in Stonington, CT surrounded by his family. "Artie" Quirk was born in Providence on April 11, 1937, and attended school in Narragansett. A gifted baseball pitcher, he beat all the big city schools as he pitched South Kingstown High School to two state baseball championships, 1953 and 1955, and was the Providence Journal Honor Roll Boy of 1955. Art graduated from Dartmouth College in 1959. He was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame in 2009. In the early 1960s, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators. Because of his daughter Kerri, in 1979 he helped establish Horizons, Inc, which exists to create and sustain person-centered opportunities for people with special needs where they live, learn, work and play. Art is survived by his wife Kathleen; his three children Kent, Kerri and Christopher; five grandchildren; siblings, William Quirk and wife, Coralie Shaw, Mary Connelly, and Judy Hurley and her husband, William; and numerous nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends Tuesday, November 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mystic Funeral Home, Rt 1 (51 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT). A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 26, at 10:00 AM, at St. Patrick Church, 32 East Main St., Mystic, CT. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, River Road, Old Mystic, CT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Art's memory to Horizons, Inc (camphorizons.org). The family invites you to visit mysticfuneralhome.com to leave an online message of condolence.
Published in The Providence Journal on Nov. 24, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Calling hours
05:00 - 08:00 PM
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26
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
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November 29, 2014
Kit, Kent, Kerri, Chris, and TJ:
Jim and I were so sorry not to be there at the funeral. We will so miss Art and are grateful for all the fun times we shared through more than 30 plus years. He had so many accomplishments, particularly with Horizons and the world is definitely better because Art has been here.
Jim and Ginny Larkin
Ginny Larkin
November 29, 2014
Art was many things to many people, but to me he was the consummate gentleman. I knew Art as a golfer and platform tennis player at Stonington Country Club and his athletic skill hinted at the pitching prowess I heard and read about from others- never from Art. He was kind, considerate, generous. interested in you and amazingly courageous. He was a gentle man and I was blessed to know him.
David Evans
November 25, 2014
Dearest Kit, and family,
We are so sorry to miss the calling hours today and the funeral tomorrow of our dear friend Art. We will attend Mass tomorrow here in San Diego and pray for Art and thank God we had the pleasure of knowing him. We will miss him dearly. We know Father Kevin will give him a good send off. Kit, our hearts are with you. Love, Bob and Judy
November 25, 2014
I watched Artie pitch often. He gave us all so many good moments. But it sounds as if he did so much good in the years thereafter. My condolences.
Ed Iannuccilli
November 24, 2014
OUR HEARTS AND LOVE GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU,ALONG WITH OUR PRAYERS.WE WILL MISS YOU ARTIE.WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES,APPLE HILL, R.I.,STONINGTON,DE COLORES.WE LOVE YOU.LU AND BILL
LU AND BILL HANLEY
November 24, 2014
Kitty & family
My sympathy to all. We have fond memories of our days at Matunuck with Art and boys hitting that whiffle ball over the roofs.
So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely
Aldie
Alda Hackney
November 24, 2014
ARTIE WILL ALWAY,S BE ARTIE=RIP,BRO= IT WAS A STONE COLD GROOVE= THEPITCHES THAT IS
JF CARUSO
November 24, 2014
Thank you, Chris. I too remember those times.

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November 24, 2014
My prayers are with your family. I'll never forget the fun times we all had on Bess Rd. while you lived there. Such fun and lasting memories of families enjoying each others company. Art made it so much fun with the baseball games in the back yard. God be with you all.
Chris Kula
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