Edward Quentin Moriarty, O.P.
March 22, 2003

Fr. Edward Quentin Moriarty
Fr. Edward Quentin Moriarty, O.P., age 88 years, March 22, 2003. Beloved son of the late John F. and Mae L., nee Murphy, Moriarty. Preceded in death by his brothers Dr. John F. Moriarty and Rev. David F. Moriarty, O.P.; remembered fondly by nephews, Dr. Patrick, Thomas and James; and the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great; and his many friends. Funeral services at St. Pius V Church, 1909 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Wednesday, March 26, visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m., Office for the Dead 9:15 a.m., Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Dominican plot at All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Society for Vocational Support, c/o Dominican Provincial Office, 1909 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60608. 773-736-3833. Published in the Chicago Tribune on 3/25/2003.

Edward Boyle Moriarty was born on September 21, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, being the second of the three sons of John F. Moriarty and Mae L. Murphy. His primary, secondary and college education was entirely in schools in Omaha - Franklin Public School, St. Cecilia Grammar School, Creighton Prep High School, and Creighton University. Following his college graduation in 1935, he attended the Law School of Creighton University, obtaining the L.L. B. Degree in 1938. He practiced his profession until 1942 when he began military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps; he was honorably discharged in 1946. During the Korean War he was again called to active service (1951-1953) in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Upon his discharge from active service he began to pursue a religious vocation and entered the Dominican novitiate at St. Peter Marty Priory, Winona, Minnesota, on August 30, 1953, where he was given the religious name Quentin. He made his first profession of vows there on August 31, 1954, and was transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, River Forest, Illinois, to pursue philosophical studies and where he made his solemn profession on August 31, 1957. Because of the number of clerical students, he was one of a group of students sent to St. Albert the Great Priory, Oakland, California, for theological studies (1957-1961). On June 12, 1959, Bishop Guilfoyle ordained him a priest in St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, California.

Father Quentin's first priestly assignment was to the staff of the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus at St. Pius V Church, Chicago, Illinois (1961-64). For the first six months of 1965 he served as an associate pastor at St. Dominic Parish, Denver, Colorado. He was then assigned to the Province of St. Joseph where he resided at St. Dominic Priory, Washington, D.C., and began a preaching ministry which was to engage him for the rest of his priestly ministry. At the same time he provided assistance to the treasurer's office of the Province of St. Joseph.

In 1972 he was once again assigned to his Province of affiliation and for the next thirty years carried on a preaching ministry with St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, River Forest, Illinois, being his primary base of operation. Because of advancing age and the onset of prostate cancer he was assigned to St. Pius V Priory, Chicago, Illinois, the assisted living center for the Province, in spring of 2002. His conditioned continued to deteriorate and it was necessary to move him first to Alden Town Manor, Cicero, Illinois, and then to Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, where he died on March 22, 2003. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Pius V Church, Chicago, on March 26, 2003, and he was buried in the Dominican Plot in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.

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