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James J. McGuire, Jr.

November 6, 1932 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

James McGuire, Jr. Obituary

North Berwick, ME – James J. McGuire, Jr, 91, passed away peacefully at the Hyder Family Hospice Home in Dover, NH.  James was the first son born to his late parents Bertha (Auburn) and James J. McGuire Sr.  He grew up in Dover, NH and attended St. Mary’s school and Dover High School. 

After high school, in 1950 he joined the Air Force with the Korean conflict beginning shortly after. He was very proud to serve his country. The Military allowed James to afford college and he went to Keene State where he met the love of his life, Betty A. Brock. After James graduated college, he and Betty were married. 

Together, with his wife Betty, who predeceased him, they raised four children living in Hamilton, MA for almost 40 years. James became a teacher and taught most of his 35 years in Danvers MA as a middle/high school math teacher.

Once retired, they moved to North Berwick, Maine where he enjoyed over 25 happy years. James loved spending time watching all the New England sports teams, camping at Ayers Lake, fishing and the outdoors.

James is survived by his three children, James J. McGuire III and his wife Simalay of Rindge, N.H., Maureen M. Timony and her husband Dennis of Nottingham, N.H., Patrick K. McGuire of West Newbury, Mass., and a daughter-in-law Christine McGuire of Georgetown, Mass. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Betty A. McGuire and their son Timothy J. McGuire.  James has two granddaughters, Megan E. Ballam and her husband Ryan, and Kaitlin J. McGuire and her partner Lindsey, and one great-granddaughter, Hailey M. Woods. He also has many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his brother Edward P. McGuire of Topsham, Maine and several sisters-in law, Joan M. Caron and her husband Robert of Medway, Mass., and Beverly Aubuchon and her husband David of Whidbey Island, Wash.; Priscilla Brock of Hampton, NH; and sister-in-Law Geraldine McGuire of Orlando, Fla.  He is predeceased by his brother John McGuire and sisters Roberta Goins, Joan McGuire and Alicia McGuire and his brother-in- law Rodney G. Brock. James also has many loving nieces and nephews.

Services: A private memorial service will be held for family at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME on February 3, 2024 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers the family of James would appreciate donations be made to the or the Hyder Family Hospice Home in Dover, NH:  Donation – Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Johnson Funeral Home
26 Market Street
North Berwick, ME 03906


Hyder House
285 County Farm Road, Dover NH 03820

Alzheimer's Association of Maine
383 U.S. Route 1 #2C, Scarborough ME 04074


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