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
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