Eugene Maguire Sr., 87, of St. Simons Island, formerly a resident of Larchmont, NY, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 at SGHS Brunswick Campus. Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM Thursday, October 28, 2010 at St. William Catholic Church with Monsignor John E.A. Kenneally officiating. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens on St. Simons Island.
Born September 24, 1923 in Brooklyn New York to the late Edward J. and Cecilia Gannon Maguire, he was a graduate of The University of Notre Dame receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce. Mr. Maguire was a WWII veteran of the US Navy, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Medal, American Theater Medal and Victory Medal. He served as president of Robinson Bros. Chemicals, Inc., an industrial chemical distributor in Brooklyn, NY, and upon retirement moved to St. Simons Island in 1987. He was a former member of Sea Island Club, a former member of Larchmont Shore Club in New York, was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, a former member of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City, and a former captain of Larchmont Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Maguire was a member of St. William Catholic Church on St. Simons Island.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Maguire, a daughter in law, Margaret Maguire, a brother, Edward Maguire and a sister, Mary Teresa Baker. Survivors include a daughter, Patti Shaffer of St. Simons Island, a son, Gene Maguire, Jr., of Larchmont, NY, four granddaughters, Trish Shaffer, Meggie Maguire, Katie Maguire and Betsy Maguire, a sister, Cecilia Coleman of Bridgeport, CT, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 4 PM until 7 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of The Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525 or in memory of Julie & Gene Maguire. Swim Across America PO Box 17, Larchmont, NY 10538. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com