Robert E. Maguire, a lifelong resident of Newton, MA passed away on Monday March 11th at his home in West Harwich, MA. Bob was born in Waltham, MA on Sept. 15, 1926 to the late Michael J. and Catherine (O'Connor) Maguire. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine ( Kiely) Maguire and his children Robert , Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Westfield, NJ, Patricia Maguire of Newton, Dennis and his wife Vivienne of Newton, Kathleen Noonan of Wellesley and Brendan McGinn of Natick. Bob is also survived by his 8 grandchildren and his sisters Maureen Rugo of Wilmington, NC and Anne Shaughnessy of Rye, NH .
Graduate Class of 1944 Our Lady's High School, Newton , Bob then enlisted in the US Army and upon returning to the states enrolled at Franklin Institute in Boston to begin his career in the Plumbing and Heating field.
In the early 1900’s Michael J. Maguire emigrated from Ireland to the Newton/Waltham area where he worked in the plumbing industry. He served in the United States Army during WW1 and following discharge, he continued working in the plumbing industry.
Circa 1922 he began providing plumbing and steam heating services as Michael J. Maguire Plumbing and Heating with three employees working on residential projects. Robert, grew the business to include commercial service and construction projects and incorporated the firm in 1969 as Maguire Company, Inc.
Robert’s second son, Dennis V. Maguire, became a master plumber and has continued the family tradition. Today the Maguire Company, Inc. is a vibrant third-generation family owned and operated corporation providing a wide range of plumbing, heating, mechanical contracting services to residential, commercial and institutional clients.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial donations directed to an educational fund established to honor Bob:
Robert E. Maguire Memorial Fund
P.o. Box 600785, Newton, MA 02460