Obituary for Michael R. Quealy
Thursday, december 3, 1970
Former Chief At Sheridan Dies at 79
A former Casper police chief, Michael R. Quealy, 79, of 1427 Sheridan Dr., died Wednesday morning in Natrona County Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
Quealy served as police chief from 1931 to 1933. He then went to work as a boiler operator for the Texaco Refinery from which he retired in Sept. 1956.
Born Aug. 12, 1891 in County Clare, Ireland, Quealy served in the U.S. Army during World War I. After his discharge he came to Casper in 1919. Here he married Ann Regan in 1923.
Quealy was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and was elected commander of the Wyoming Disabled Veterans in 1936.
Survivors include his widow; a son, John Quealy of Casper; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Thelen of San Rafael, Calif., and Mrs. Peter (Ann) Sciaroni of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Dehlia, of Kilballyowen, Ireland; a brother, Patrick Quealy of chicago, Ill., and nine grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Chapel. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church by the Rev. A. H. Grannan. Military rites will be given by George W. Vroman Post No. 2, American Legion. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
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