Brian P. McQuade

Brian P. McQuade, 53, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. Born May 8, 1963 in New York City he was a lifelong area resident and son of the late Raymond J. and Patricia A. (Scanlon) McQuade.

Brian was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Rose. He worked at Original Works in Stillwater for 17 years, most recently as Director of Finance and Administration. Brian had an eclectic taste in music, poetry and books of all kinds. He also enjoyed basketball, crossword puzzles and time spent at the barbeque grill with family and friends. His family vacationed on the Jersey Shore every year, a lifelong summer tradition. Brian was a devoted father and brother and will always be remembered for being generous, kind, loyal and compassionate.

He is survived by his son, Timothy McQuade and his step-son, Alex Bianca both of Ballston Spa; his sister, Kathleen A. McQuade (Kevin LeBoeuf) of Fanwood, NJ; brothers, Michael J. McQuade of Howell, NJ, Kevin J. McQuade (Rosemarie Leahy) of Binghamton, NY, Stephen R. McQuade of Ballston Spa, Christopher J. McQuade (Anne Thiongo) of Eatontown, NJ and Daniel P. McQuade (Sherri) of Warwick, RI; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1-4 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, where a funeral service will be held at 3pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, Inc., 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Maureen (Melley) Ruggeberg

The Melley family is so very sorry to hear about Brian's passing. We all have such wonderful memories of the summers growing up together at the Jersey Shore. Heartfelt condolences to the McQuade family.

Love and prayers,
Maureen Ruggeberg

Matthew Cefalo

My deepest condolences go out to the entire McQuade family. I wish I could be there in person, however, I will certainly be there in spirit. I just learned of Brian's sudden passing and my heart weighs heavy with sorrow. However, I have wonderful memories of our fantastic summers at the shore. Brian will always live in my memories as one of the kindest souls I've ever known and I am blessed to have known him.
Deepest love and sympathy from my family to yours,
Matthew and Family

Steve Jerome

It feels like yesterday when we met in school and became roommates in Boston. In short time, we shared a great deal and learned much about the world. It's so difficult to find words to convey the enormity of his loss. He leaves us all too soon. From the Special Olympics to trips home and to the beach, every moment with Brian was a gift. I will always be grateful for his friendship and the privilege of sharing some of our youth together. May his inspirational example be with us always and live on in all of those whose lives he touched. My deepest condolences to his Family.

Lisa Hall

I worked with Brian for 17 years. Our personalities meshed so well, we had a great understanding ... I just don't have words. I loved him like a brother and my heart is broken.

Laurie and Carl Gentry

To the McQuade Family,
We were so very sorry and shocked to hear about the passing of Brian. We have fond memories of him when he would come down to visit. I had many a laugh and discussion with him on our many Bungalow days. We just recently saw him at the HS where he was supporting all his neighbors here about the wall.He was a wonderful, sweet, funny man. We are just so sad, but I guess the Lord had other plans for Brian to call him home.
Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers, Maybe the Lord grant you all peace and comfort during this time.
With deepest sympathies,
Laurie and Carl Gentry
Gravelly Point Rd
Highlands, NJ

Lori Ortoleva-Agnew

My thoughts and prayers to the McQuade Family at this time of sorrow - was a next door neighbor on East High Street for many years.
Sweet in our memory.

Dave Morrissey

My sincere condolences go out to Brian's entire family. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Brian during his entire tenure at Original Works. Not only was he extremely capable, dedicated and professional, but more importantly he deeply cared about those around him, and made it his mission to offer assistance and make their lives better whenever the opportunity presented itself. He will be deeply missed.

Nancy Stevens

My condolences to Brian's family. I worked with Brian at Original Works. He was such a nice guy. He took his job seriously. He always came downstairs to see what was going on. He helped me through a tough time with another employee. I am truly thankfull to him for that. He also came into the Production area to help out in the busy season. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. God Bless you Brian.

Melissa Lyons

I was fortunate enough to know Brian for ten years. I worked with him at Original Works in the Finance Dept. He was a smart, sweet, funny, good father, and all around great guy. We kept each other on our toes and when I left in 2011 I missed him dearly. Brian, you were far too young to leave this earth and I hope you're up there laughing that great laugh that I was so privileged to hear. My heart goes out to your family.

Kathryn Groski-Storti

To Brian's entire sincere condolences. I graduated with Brian and recently had the privilege of working with him on the remodel of his childhood home, which he took so much pride in. Brian was an extremely kind, considerate and wonderful man...I will miss his gentle smile and kind spirit. Rest in peace Brian.

Ned Danison

Brian (Q) and I always competed to make each other laugh. He was my immediate go-to guy at family gatherings. He has always been there, teenage friend, then Uncle Brian, and then neighbor. When you know someone so long, there forms a wonderful, quiet understanding. He was always there, good old steady Q. I never imagined for a second he wouldn't be there one day. To his family with whom he was so close, I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Diane Loviza

To Brian's family, you have my deepest sympathies. We worked together until my retirement 3 years ago. He was quiet for the most part but had a wonderfully dry humor that I was lucky enough to enjoy on many occasions. Brian was responsible, capable, and I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him. May you fly high with the angels was a pleasure knowing you and you will be missed!

Mary Jean Rose

I was so very sorry to learn of Brian's passing. He was the quiet one in our OWY family. He would always help you if he could. I pray he is with other OWY family that has passed far too soon. God Bless Brian's family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cathy MacWhinnie Boucher

To the family of Brian,
I'm so sorry over your loss. I graduated with Brian and actualled dated after school for about a year. Brian was always a gentleman. So kind and sweet. Sundays he listened to his Irish music and did his NY times crossword puzzle. I ran into him a couple times in the last few months and he seemed very happy. He forever will hold a very special place in my heart. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

Cathy MacWhinnie Boucher

Peggy Sheehan

My deepest sympathy for Brian's family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Brian was a great guy to work with. He is already greatly missed by his Original Works family. Rest in Peace my friend.

Kimberley Travis

I have had the pleasure to work with Brian for his entire 17 years at Original Works. Brian was truly a great guy and will be missed tremendously. Prayers go out to the entire family.