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Phyllis "Pat" P. Queally

May 22, 1933 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Phyllis "Pat" Queally Obituary

Phyllis “Pat” Patricia Queally, 90, of Connecticut Ave, Block Island RI, peacefully, passed away at home on Sunday, December 3, 2023. 

Born in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Phyllis (Kellett) Queally.  Pat attended City College of NY to earn her teaching degree.  She was the president of the Newman Club for 2 years.  Pat organized visits to the local orphanage every Sunday to care for the children who lived there.  Pat earned her Master’s degree in education in 1957.  She lived in NY working as an elementary school teacher until 1985 when she retired and moved to Block Island permanently to care for her mother.  She returned to teaching at the Block Island school until her second retirement in June 1995.  Pat was the heart and soul of St. Andrew’s Parish.  She embraced her father’s passion for helping the church including repairs, landscaping, organizing readers and ushers for Mass.  She was Eucharistic Minister and the Sacristan for many years and enjoyed helping anyone in need.  As a member of the St. Andrew’s Ladies Guild, Pat helped organize and worked the Not New Boutique that raised money to help with church needs.  Pat’s devotion and service to the church was recognized in 2017 by the Diocese of Providence and awarded the Lumen Gentium Award.  

Early on, Pat enjoyed sailing and cruising around BI in her moped.  Pat had a love of animals especially her puppies.  She spent a great deal of her time on home improvement projects.  Pat loved chocolate and would often have fudge for breakfast calling it her “morning vitamins”.

Pat is survived by her sister Mary Orgen and husband Don of Cherryville, NC, her late brother Arthur Queally, and her nephews Chris, Pat and Michael, her nieces, Donna, Debbie, and Diane and 13 grandnieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 23 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI.  Mass of Christian Burial begins at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be in the Island Cemetery, Block Island.  For information and condolences, please visit:

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Block Island, RI 02807.

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December 9, 2023

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
23 Chapel Street
Block Island, RI 02807

Mass of Christian Burial
December 9, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
23 Chapel Street
Block Island, RI 02807

December 9, 2023

2:15 PM
Island Cemetery, Block Island, RI
West Side Road
Block Island, RI 02907


St. Andrew's Parish Church
P.O. Box 279, Block Island RI 02807
Tel: 1-401-466-5519


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