Gloria Jean Quigley

May 11, 1951November 29, 2018
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Gloria Jean Quigley, age 67, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2018 in her home after a long and courageous battle against brain cancer. She was born in Newell, Pennsylvania to Walter and Minerva Albert on May 11, 1951. She attended Frazier High School and graduated from California State University earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in education. Over her career, Gloria was a teacher at various schools including Ligonier Valley High School, Dodgen Middle School, and Kell High School. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, teacher, and friend. Gloria was a kind and energetic person who had a bright smile and positive attitude. When she was not teaching, she often tutored students in her free time. She had a way of making math fun and interesting to all her students, and she truly loved what she did. Gloria was dearly loved and is survived by her husband, Edward Quigley; her son, John Quigley; her daughter, Lisa Quigley; her mother, Minerva Albert; and by her brother, Walter Albert, and his wife, Connie Albert. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Albert. The family will receive guests between the hours of 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill, and a memorial service will follow the visitation at 7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Gloria’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, as it was her favorite charity.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Bunny Flick

December 18, 2018

I have know the Quigley’s for about 25 years and I miss Gloria so badly. I have so many Wonderful memories of Gloria from seeing Christmas lights with the kids to seeing Santa to visiting every playground in Cobb County and going to Lisa and Christy’s softball games. One time we decided to park in downtown Marietta and walk to Kennesaw Mountain. We had no clue how far it was we just kept walking. We would look at each other and then start laughing. Once we got to the park we went inside and cooled off and spent about an hour resting up for our walk back. We did stop and pick some blackberries off some bushes to eat. When we got back to the car about 5 hours later we treated ourselves to a big lunch. We then decided to buy a book for hiking trails so we would know what we were in for. We loved heading up to North Ga and crossing off trails we had walked. I miss you my friend and I am looking forward to meeting up with you again as we walk on streets of pure gold. I love you Gloria and I can’t wait to see you again.

Paula Litarowich

December 18, 2018

I have so many memories of Gloria and Ed over the years. We had our kids around the same time. She and Ed were thrilled to have John and Lisa. She was devoted to her family. I remember visiting with them in May 2014 and we all went to dinner together in Marietta. We especially loved that Ed, Gloria and John came to Denver in Sept 2017 to visit and have dinner in Boulder. Memories we will treasure forever. Good bless her family and watch over them. Gloria, you are loved and we will never forget you. Fly free now,

Mistie Johnston

December 12, 2018

Ms. Madorma was the reason I loved math! She was a wonderful and caring teacher! Always there if you needed help. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Mistie Kozemchak Johnston
LVHS class '86

Trent Mihalick

December 12, 2018

She was a terrific teacher, I really enjoyed her class. My sympathies to her family friends.

Jeff Donaldson

December 12, 2018

Gloria was one of my Algebra teachers at Ligonier Valley High School, and was absolutely wonderful. Always patient and helpful, and always seemed to have a smile on her face. Through teaching, she was able to have a positive effect on generations of students...She will always be remembered with warmth and joy. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to Gloria's family and friends in this time of sorrow.

Heather Graham

December 11, 2018

Ms. Madorma was my favorite high school teacher. She was great at explaining math! I remember her smile.

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heather Roadman Graham
LVHS 1988

Chris Sweeney

December 11, 2018

Ms. Madorma was the most kindhearted person. She spent countless mornings working with me at LVHS to get me on track in math. She influenced me to be the teacher I am today. I absolutely adored her and owe her many thanks for all she did. Her memory will live forever with those she touched.
Chris Sweeney

Jeanette Soltys Pyron

December 3, 2018

Mrs. Quigley was my high school math tutor over 20 years ago. She helped me make sense of what I considered a boring subject. This enabled me to get the grades I needed to get where I am today - an attorney who loves what I do. Thank you, Mrs. Quigley, for making math tolerable. You were always so patient and kind, despite my frustration and boredom, and I know that you touched many lives. I express my sincere sympathy to the Quigley family for this great loss.