man Antonio "Anthony T." QUAGLIESI‏‎, son of Giuseppe Agusta QUAGLIESE and Adelena FIORE‏.
Born ‎ 19, Feb at Indianapolis,Marion Co., IN, died ‎ LIVING‎
Born: Antonio Quagliesi the Military changed his name to Anthony T.

After his Mother's death, his Father placed Tony and his brother Gus in the "Pleasant Run Childrens" home because he could not care for them alone. They were not allowed to practice the Catholic faith or speak Italian while they lived there, it was a Lutheran home. The boys stayed there until they were sixteen. Tony joined the Army at age 17, and stayed two tours. He then enlisted in the Air Force and served 25 years was in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. After retiring May 1, 1967 he went to work at the US Post Office. He retired from the Post Office in 1990 and he and his wife Jean moved to Patriot, IN.

While in the Military, he and Jean moved around quite a bit. Jean loved military life and was upset when Tony retired.

Marriage License Record

Indianapolis,Marion Co., IN
Marriage Record Number 141584

Marriage Date 11/04/1951
Page Number 42
Ref. Book Number 193

Married ‎ 4, Nov, 1951 at Indianapolis, IN (47 years married) to:

woman Hazel Jean DAWSON‏‎, daughter of Patrick Albert "Pat" DAWSON and Helen Ruby DOAN‏.
Born ‎ 14, JulY, 1932 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, died ‎ 1, May, 1999 at Partiot, Switzerland Co., IN‎, 66 years, ‎1st marriage to: Antonio "Anthony T." QUAGLIESI, 2nd marriage to: Glen G. ELKINS
Marriage License Record

Marriage Record Number 141584

Marriage Date 11/04/1951
Page Number 42
Ref. Book Number 193
Cause of Death: Silent Heart Attack
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

Social Security Death Index

Birth Date: 14 Jul 1932
Death Date: 1 May 1999
Social Security Number: 304-32-3216
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Indiana
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 47038
Localities: Patriot, Switzerland, Indiana
Jean weighed only 2lbs 4ozs when she was born. Mother said she made her a bed from a shoe box and diapers from handcerchifs. She was so small she wore doll clothes.

Jean was 5'6 Hazel eyes and Med Brown Hair. She had small hands and I
often wondered how they could be so strong.

She loved to read and read everything she could get her hands on.
She was a great cook and was always trying new receipts. She loved to Knit, Embrodery and crochet. Jean was a sensitive person, good natured and loved to laugh. Once we had a "duel" with hairdryers and she was shocked at me when I put my dryer under her blouse. Such a prude. (smile)

She was always telling me stories about our Mom, Dad and things that happened when we were young. We would sit for hours and talk on her front steps.

I have always admired Jean for her courage, 3 of her children died. Her daughter when she was 7, her youngest son when he was 21 and her oldest son was 39. She was an Air Force wife and moved around a lot, she had full responsibility of the house and children.
She was given "The Outstanding Homefront Award" in 1967. It was presented by: G. H. Dent, Colonel, USAF Commander. This is a great honor for a woman to receive.

It reads:

In recognition of outstanding Homefront Support furnished while her husband performed isolated duty in South East Asia. Her acceptance and
discharge of total family responsibility and the many additional burdens imposed thereby contributed greatly to his morale and effectiveness and thereby to the accomplisment of this organization's mission.

Presented with grateful appreciation
On the 5th day of May, 1967.

I believe that was one of the most thrilling things that ever happened to her. It was a total suprise and she wondered why she received it.
She said "I was just doing what I was supposed to do." (As if to say I didn't do all that much.) Raising 5 boys alone is a lot!


woman Helen Adelina QUAGLIESI‏‎
Born ‎ 12, Feb at Edinburg, Johnson Co., IN (Camp Atterbury), died ‎ 1961 at Amarillo, Randall Co., TX‎, 7 or 8 years
man Joseph William QUAGLIESI‏
Born ‎ 25, Aug, 1955 at Rantoul, Champaigne Co., IL (Chanute Air Base), died ‎ 10, SepT, 1994 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Tx‎, 39 years
Ashes scattered at "Big Bear Park" near San Antonio, Tx
Memorial: at Fort Sam Huston Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx

Quagliesi, Joseph W, b. 08/25/1955, d. 09/10/1994, Plot: MA 0 134, bur. 09/10/1994

Social Security Death Records

Name: Joseph W. Quagliesi
SSN: 307-66-0000
Born: 25 Aug 1955
Died: 10 Sep 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1971 )

Death Residence Localities  
ZIP Code: 47038  

U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record
Name: Joseph W Quagliesi
Veteran's Rank: SGT
Branch: US Army
Last known address:
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1955
Death Date: 10 Sep 1994
Interment Date: 10 Sep 1994
Cemetery: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Memorial At: Section MA Site 134
Cemetery URL:

man John Edward QUAGLIESI‏
Born ‎ 26, May, 1962 at Potter Co., TX (Amerillo Air Base), died ‎ 10, Jan., 2003 at Beechgrove, Marion Co., IN‎, 40 years
Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Record
Name: John Edward Quagliesi
Date of Birth: 26 May 1962
Gender: Male
Birth County: Potter
Father's Name: Anthony T Quagliesi
Mother's Name: Hazel Jean Dawson
Roll Number: 1962_0013
Death: Diabetes

Place: St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, IN Time 9:22 PM
Intured: Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN Jan. 14, 2003
Social Security Death Index Record

Name: John E. Quagliesi
SSN: 309-80-0000
Last Residence: 46227 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America
Born: 26 May 1962
Died: 10 Jan 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1977 )
man Micheal Alfonso QUAGLIESI‏
Born ‎ 27, Aug, 1964 at Rantoul, Champaigne Co., IL Chanute Air Base, died ‎ Apr, 22, at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN‎, 20 years
Burial: Holy Cross and Saint Joseph, Indianapolis, IN