Saturday, February 20, 2010

St. Stanislaus Kostka mourns the loss of Eugene Quillen

St. Stanislaus Kostka parishioner Gene Quillen passed away on February 16, 2010. Though the church of St. Stanislaus closed in October 2005 and the parish suppressed at some indeterminate time a few years later, the community lives on through coffee social at St. Matthew's, the Holy Rosary Society and the occasional dinner at the Polish Community Center in Yonkers.

Gene Quillen was an integral part of this community, displaying the fortitude, heart and humor that characterize the St. Stanislaus Kostka community. I could also imagine him in the basement of Our Lady of Vilnius, happily kibitzing with our Knickerbocker Council Knights of Columbus. Gene had been absent from our events for some time due to illness, but we stayed in touch with him through his wife, Ann, and he was always with us in our thoughts and prayers. He will remain with us in that way forever.

Read Gene's obituary here.

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