Victoria McQuay, 91, died on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:12 p.m. in Morningside of Troy, Troy, IL. Victoria lived in Madison, IL for a long time before moving to Troy in 2016.
She was born on December 23, 1929 in Venice, IL, to the late William and Mary (Gawlik) Yakubiak.
Victoria married Charles Lloyd McQuay Sr. on July 9, 1949 in Venice, IL. Her husband preceded her in death on September 28, 1993.
Her son, Charles L. McQuay, Jr., preceded her in death on June 21, 1980; and her grandson Christopher M. Babic on November 23, 2006. She was also preceded by her four sisters Lottie Wenc, Gertrude Rutkowski, Lorraine Rakowski and Leona Toothill.
Victoria was a member of St. Mary & St. Mark’s Catholic Church and has been a regular volunteer in various church activities during her 60+ years of membership. She lived according to her faith and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. She was a member of the Association of the Miraculous Medal.
Victoria’s life revolved around her family and friends. She enjoyed countless outdoor activities with her children when they were growing up. Her other interests were traveling, baking, embroidery, card club and reading. She appreciated her travels across the country with Lloyd (especially her first flying adventures to Hawaii and Las Vegas). She went on many unforgettable trips with her daughters, one of her favorite trips to Yellowstone National Park. She later took regular bus rides in the Granite City Park District and made many new friends. Victoria will be remembered for the love and special moments she shared with her family and friends.
Victoria leaves behind two daughters and sons-in-law: Milan and Vicki E. Babic from Alhambra, IL, and Burt and Mary Ellen Thompson from Collinsville, IL, and other extended family and friends.
Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Mary & St. Mark Catholic Church, 1621 10th St., Madison, IL.
Private family burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.
Souvenirs from the Catholic Church of St. Mary & St. Mark can be made at the above address or can be received at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family: www.irwinchapel.com. Funeral home: Irwin Chapel Glen Carbon 591 Glen Crossing Road Glen Carbon, IL US 62034