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James E. “Jim” Maguire

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) REVERE for James E. “Jim” Maguire, who died on Wednesday, August 5th at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness, he was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

Jim was native born Southie resident. He was educated in Boston public Schools and remained in South Boston most of his life. Jim worked as a switchman for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for over 10 years. He later took a position as a Security Officer until his health declined & he was forced to retire. Jim moved to the Admiral’s Hill section of Chelsea, where he remained for the past 21 years. Jim was known to many as having a wonderful personality & disposition. He was kind to everyone he met & made friends quickly. Jim loved playing Bingo & spending time at the casinos. His great passion was sports, he loved them all. Football, baseball, basketball & hockey, he was a true Boston sports fan, watching every game win or lose.

He is beloved son of the late James Maguire & Ruth (Elliott) Maguire. Loving & dear brother of Ruth F. Maguire of Revere, formerly of South Boston & the late Ret. USMC Master Sergeant Richard Maguire. He is also lovingly survived many friends & extended family.


Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Mount Benedict Cemetery, Boston

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.


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  1. JOSEPH A DEFRANZO
    Aug 16 2020

    MORNING RUTH:

    I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JIM’S PASSING HE WAS SUCH HAPPY PERSON UNDER YOUR CARE. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING
    WELL.

    SINCERELY

    JOE DE

  2. Valerie Chambers
    Aug 12 2020

    Ruth, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Whenever i was going to see my mother and he was downstairs he would always give me a big smile and say hello. I will miss that. Ruth, you have been such a wonderful sister and care giver to Jim. Your tireless and selfless attention to him is admirable. I will keep Jim and you in my prayers. I hope our paths cross again.
    Valerie (Mary’s daughter)

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