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James Francis Quirk

April 25, 1942 - April 8, 2022

James Francis Quirk
Born: 25 April 1942, Washington, DC
Died: 8 April 2022, Wheeling, WV

Preceded in death by his parents John and Ava Marie (née Hafferty) Quirk, and by his former wife Jeannie Ann (née Monnes) Quirk.

Survived by his sons Kevin Michael Quirk and Seán Christopher Quirk of New Martinsville, WV, and Brian Patrick Quirk of Stafford, VA, together with Brian’s wife, Brandi, and his children Thomas Axel and Dorothy. He is also survived by his siblings Joan Maguire, John Quirk and his wife Anne, and Bernadette Mauer and her husband John, together with many nieces and nephews and their respective children.

He had many occupations in his professional life and in retirement, none more important to him than being a father, recovering alcoholic, and agent of chaos. He recently earned his 38 year chip from A.A. and spent his days attending daily Mass, challenging societal norms and cultural mores, and caring for his friends and neighbors. The world, at least our small corner of it, will be boring without him.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, New Martinsville. Internment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seán’s alma mater, St. Coletta of Greater Washington (www.stcoletta.org), or to your local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (www.aclu.org).

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Time: 10:00 am


St. Vincent de Paul Church New Martinsville, WV

Cemetery Information


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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