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Joseph Quigley, 80, Supported Westport Sports

WESTPORT, Conn. – Joseph M. Quigley, formerly of Westport, died June 2 of cancer in Naples, Fla. He was 80.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. A reception will follow the service.

He was the son of Joseph and Ethel Quigley of Nutley, N.J. He encouraged participation in high school sports and was a supporter of the Staples High School wrestling program in the late 1980s.

He sponsored many off-season wrestling activities for high school athletes, including trips to out-of-state tournaments. His stepsons, Peter and Zach Cahill, were both state-open champions.

After graduating from Cornell University in 1954, he worked in information systems for Burroughs, IBM, Xerox, Continental Can and Comsat Corp. He retired in 1992.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judith; two stepsons Peter and Zachary; two sons, Michael and David; a daughter, Laura; and seven grandchildren.

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