chapelQuigley Class of '61 Renunion

Biography - 28

After Niles I transferred to the Diocese of New Hampshire with Bishop Ernie Primeau. I was sent to St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania finishing Philosophy and Theology. After 2 years in Philosophy, I asked Bishop Primeau to be transferred to the Diocese of Joliet. I was ordained to the priesthood on May 25, 1968 by Bishop Blanchette and served as Parochial Vicar in several parishes in DuPage County before being named as founding pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Naperville in 1980.  I left active ministry in June of 1983 and in August of that same year accepted a position in Human Resources with Spiegel, Inc. in Oak Brook.

After one year, I married my wife, Virginia “Ginger” Murphy in June of 1984 and we had five children in six years. After our fourth child was born, I was transferred with Spiegel , Inc. in 1991 to Portland, Oregon to become VP of Human Resources for the First Consumers  National  Bank Spiegel purchased to issue the Siegel and Eddie Bauer Credit card to customers nationwide. The bank grew from 150 employees to 750 in five years. In 1995 I asked to return to Chicago. Spiegel transferred me back to direct Human Resources for a Computer Consulting Firm they owned in Oak Brook, IL. After surviving two mergers of that company, my wife and I decided we were not moving to Florida where the home office of TMP Worldwide was located and I left the company and accepted a position with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Chicago, in the Planned Giving department of Development. After 11 years I am still working as Associate Director of Planned Giving for Mercy Home. Fr. Scott Donahue of the Archdiocese of Chicago is acting President and CEO.

We are active members of Visitation Parish in Elmhurst where we lived from 1985 to 1991 and returned to after moving back from Oregon in 1995 to now. I am looking forward to be reunited and reacquainted with all attending this QPS reunion and many thanks to the team who put it together.