Obituary: Amy Wing Quigley, longtime Wilton resident

Amy Wing Quigley
Amy Wing Quigley

Amy Wing Quigley, longtime resident of Wilton, CT, died peacefully on February 5, 2018 at the age of 91 at Meadow Ridge Senior Living in Redding, CT.

Amy is survived by three of her four children, Matthew Quigley and his wife Nina, of Briarcliff, NY, Amy Riley and her husband Tim, of Peterborough, NH, and Peter Quigley and his wife Nancy, of Birmingham, MI, as well as her nine grandchildren: Sona Quigley, Ani Quigley, Meline Quigley, Betsy Riley, Kira Riley, Jack Quigley, Carrie Quigley, Kathy Quigley, and Elizabeth Quigley. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Cyrus, in 1984.

Amy was born on May 12, 1926, in Great Neck, NY to Dr. Lucius Arthur Wing and Amy King Everett Wing. She graduated from the Brearley School (NY) in 1944, and Smith College in 1948. After college she taught music and dance in Kentucky, and bicycled through Europe with a college pal. She married Stephen (“Peter”) Middleton Quigley in 1951, and after starting and running a small business in Pittsburgh for several years, moved to Wilton, where Amy lived until moving to Meadow Ridge in 2017.

Amy worked as a real estate broker in Wilton for a number of years, but found her true sales passion selling writing instruments for the A.T. Cross Company, retiring from that position while in her mid-80s. Throughout, Amy deeply loved Wilton and its people, and frequently spoke of what an extraordinary town it is. Over the years, she played tennis at the Riding Club, enjoyed concerts, classes, and books at the Wilton Library, sang and volunteered at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, listened to speakers and served pancakes at Kiwanis, and was, perhaps, happiest of all discussing ideas with friends and working outside in her garden.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at Saint Matthew’s Church (36 New Canaan Road, Wilton). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wilton Library Association (137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton CT 06987) or to the Cyrus M. Quigley Foundation (P.O. Box 66, Wilton CT 06897). The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers of Regional Hospice, BrightStar Care, and Meadow Ridge Senior Living.

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