Joseph W. Maguire, Jr.

April 13, 2007

Joseph W. Maguire, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran

JOSEPH W. MAGUIRE, JR. – in Woburn, April 13th. Beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Griffin) Maguire. Devoted father of James J. Maguire of Coral Springs, FL, Mark M. Maguire and his wife Audrey of Danville, NH, and Laureen M. Rockwood and her husband Cliff of Westford. Loving son of Marie (Donovan) Maguire of Newton and the late Joseph W. Maguire. Dear brother of John “Jack” Maguire and his wife Ethel of Medway, Henry Maguire of Leesburg, FL, and Maureen Maguire of Newton. Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Derek Maguire, Shannon, Michael and Justin Maguire, and Cliff J., Kyle, Christopher, and Kaitlyn Rockwood. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 18th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801. Late Industrial Arts teacher, Kennedy Middle School, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Joseph W. Maguire, Jr. of Woburn, a longtime teacher of industrial arts in the Woburn school system, passed away at his home on Friday, April 13th, following a brief illness. The husband of the late Helen M. (Griffin) Maguire, who died in 1994, he was seventy-three.

Born in Brookline, son of Marie (Donovan) Maguire of Newton and the late Joseph W. Maguire, he was raised and educated in Newton. A US Navy veteran, he served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Mr. Maguire earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Fitchburg State College and later a Master’s Degree in Education from Salem State College.

His entire career as a teacher was spent at the Kennedy Junior High School, later the Kennedy Middle School, teaching the industrial arts including woodworking, printing, and metal shop. He held membership in the Woburn Teacher’s Association and the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association.

Following his retirement from the school system at the age of sixty-two, he worked for Enterprise Rent-a-Car for ten years. He left that position just six months ago.

A great passion of his was collecting die-cast fire trucks. For many years he enjoyed boating out of Boston Harbor and delighted in taking his family out on his boat “7 Smiles.” He also spent a great deal of time at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and York Beach, Maine.

Joe was a longtime member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Helen, and his father, Joseph W. Maguire.

Surviving are two sons, James J. Maguire of Coral Springs, Florida, and Mark M. Maguire and his wife Audrey of Danville, New Hampshire, a daughter, Laureen M. Rockwood and her husband Cliff of Westford, and his mother, Marie (Donovan) Maguire of Newton. He was also the dear brother of John “Jack” Maguire and his wife Ethel of Medway, Henry Maguire of Leesburg, Florida, and Maureen Maguire of Newton, and cherished grandfather of Matthew and Derek Maguire, Shannon, Michael and Justin Maguire, and Cliff J., Kyle, Christopher, and Kaitlyn Rockwood.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 18th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. From George, Carol & Kim Gray

    We extend our sympathy to Joe’s family. We met Joe in Maine at Flagg’s at York Beach. He was a nice man and seemed happy to be at the beach. We wish we had had the chance to get to know him better.
    With sympathy,
    The Gray Family
    Woburn

  2. Renee (Gaudet) Walkowicz
    Mark, May you and your family find comfort in God, your friends, your memories, and in each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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