John P. Maguire, 78, of Long Valley, NJ passed away on Tuesday November 27, 2018. John was born in Glangevlin, County Cavan, Ireland on August 20, 1940 to the late John and Catherine Maguire. He lived in Ireland before moving to the United States at the age of 21. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965. John worked for AT&T for more than 30 years before retiring. He was also a hardworking business owner who invested in rental properties. John was an avid New York Jets fan and enjoyed spending the summer in Point Pleasant Beach with his family. He was an usher and parishioner of St. Lawrence RC Church in Chester, as well as a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council #5410 out of Flanders, NJ.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Bridget Josephine (Mooney) Maguire; three devoted sons, John Maguire, Jr. and wife Tina, Dermot Maguire and wife Heather, and Brian Maguire and wife Cristina; ten cherished grandchildren, Madeline, Emma, Kiera, Aidan, Mia, Claire, Owen, Shannon, Brenda, and Patrick; four loving siblings, Peggy, Michael, Bridget, and Kathleen; and by many other loving family members and friends.
John’s Life Celebration will include a visitation from 1-3PM & 6-8PM on Friday November 30, 2018 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 10AM at St. Lawrence RC Church in Chester, NJ 07930. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.