LAWRENCE, MA - Mr. Paul J. McGuire, a resident of Lawrence, and beloved husband of Claire B. (DesJardins) McGuire, passed away peacefully at the Lawrence General Hospital on Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was 88 years old.
Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, he was the beloved son of the late Hugh and Angelina (Rheault) McGuire. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. McGuire was a machine operator for many years working in the former Oxford Paper Mill in Lawrence, and Blyers Industries, in Wakefield. Paul was an early member of the Northeast Council of Skin Divers, comprised of the Lowell Underwater Explorers, and the Andover Sports Divers, as a early rescue diver. He enjoyed the outdoors, and was proud of his achievement of becoming an EMT for Blyers Industries late in his career. He loved being behind a camera, whether it be a film camera or a video camera. Mr. McGuire always loved large gatherings with family and friends. The holidays in particular were his favorite. Above all, Paul was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.
Besides his beloved wife of almost 65 years, Claire, he is survived by his loving children; Michael P., and his wife, Ruth S. McGuire, of Lawrence, Leo A. McGuire, of Shirley, Diane M., and her husband, Richard J. Dul, of Methuen, Russell D., and his wife, Christina McGuire, of Haverhill, Darlene A., and her husband, Brian E. Lynch, of Nicholville, New York, and Kelley E., and her husband, Michael F Sipsey, of Methuen; brother, Larry, and his wife, Annette McGuire, of West Minster, California; grandchildren, Sara, Justin, Ben, Raymond, Derek, Corrine, Alechia, Paul, Elizabeth, Matthew, Veronica, Andrew, Michael, Rebecca, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Anna, Evelyn, Aubrey, and Amelia; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Arthur, Eugene, Ernie, Leo, Albert, and Raymond McGuire.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen, on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Interment will be private. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to Merrimack Vally Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843, or a charity of your choice. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on February 18, 2018