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John W. Quirk, Jr.

April 24, 1944 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 77)


Port Charlotte, Florida - John (Jack) W. Quirk Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 19, 2021. Jack was born on April 24, 1944, in Providence, RI. He was the husband of Janet A (Fury). They were married for 29 years. 

He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in 1962. Jack worked for The Providence  Journal as a photoengraver for 37 years until his retirement in 2001. Upon his retirement, he and his wife Janet moved to “The Sunshine State” of Florida. Jack was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a pastoral minister at San Antonio Parish in Port Charlotte Florida. 

Jack’s favorite pastimes included taking the grandchildren to Disney and going out to dinner. Jack also enjoyed putting wind chimes up around his yard, but Jack truly loved to laugh and loved a good Dad joke. 

He is survived by his siblings Maureen Stubbs(Fort Myers, FL) and Robert Quirk(North Providence, RI), His 6 step-children Michael Despres(Canton, OH), Patricia Soares(Tampa, FL) Laura Escobar(San Antonio,  TX) Susan Bishop(Warwick, RI) Janis Affonso(Plymouth, MA) and Michelle Despres-Dunagan(Greenland, NH).  13 Grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Jack was predeceased by his parents John W. Quirk, Sr and Helen (McCaffery) Quirk. 

A committal service will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Ann Cemetery, 72 Church Street, Cranston.  Relatives and friends are invited.  For directions and guest book, please visit

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November 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint Ann Cemetery
72 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920

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