Mae A. Quirk


Mae A. Quirk, 92, died Friday, December 27, 2019. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Attorney James P. Quirk, with whom she lived in Warwick.

Born in Providence, Mae was a daughter of Anthony Faella and Alice (Shaeffner) Faella. An accomplished fashion designer, illustrator and seamstress, she owned and operated Mae's Dress Shoppe in Providence.

She adored her family. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life. Mae enjoyed hosting pool parties, cookouts and holiday celebrations for extended family and friends.

She was the mother of Alice Hourihan (James), Jane Squittiere (Michael) and Paul Quirk (Pamala). She was the loving and proud Nana of Christy Squittiere Genske (died 2015), Michael Squittiere and Timothy Hourihan. She was predeceased by her siblings, Albert Faella and Evelyn LaMarre. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 3 from 9-10:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy Church, Warwick Avenue, Warwick, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. For information and condolences visit


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