James R. Maguire

Born: Fri., Nov. 17, 1916
Died: Sat., Jan. 31, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 04, 2015
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond

Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Thu., Feb. 05, 2015
Location: St. Luke's Church

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MAGUIRE, James R. of Belmont, entered into rest on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in the Marist Hill Nursing Center in Waltham.  He was 98 years of age.  Born in Belmont, James was a lifelong resident.  He was retired from the Bank of Boston where he worked as a custodian for over 45 years.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret G. (Cotter) for over 73 years.  Dear and devoted father of Patricia A. Bassett and her husband, Ralph of Burlington, James R. Maguire, Jr. and his wife, Martha of Belmont, Kathleen Humora and her husband, Michael of Cranbury, NJ and the late Joan M. Maguire. Brother of Dorothy O’Rouke of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of David R. Flewelling, Kimberly McGowan, Syraida Cozier, Matthew Humora, Kathryn Humora and the late Stephen J. Flewelling and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral from Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home,  52 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m.  Funeral Mass in St. Luke’s Church, 132 Lexington St. Belmont, at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment Belmont Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in James’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be sincerely appreciated. Late U.S. Navy veteran of WW II.  www.swdfuneralhome.com

Charitable donations may be made in James's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer's Association
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718

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The Humora Family
   Posted Sat January 31, 2015
Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory
no one can steal.
Until we meet again,
may God hold you
in the palm of his hand.

With love,
The Humora Family

Joe Brown
   Posted Sat January 31, 2015
Kathryn and Jordan, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Kathryn's grandfather.

Mike and Cyndy Cotter
   Posted Sun February 01, 2015
Dear Cousins, Patty, Jim and Kathy

Our hearts are with you , remembering always your wonderful Dad, our beloved Uncle Jimmy. What an amazing person and totally devoted family man. What a long,rich, triumphant, inspiring and loving life!
We Cotters have such grateful and happy memories of our times together.
We know that the love you shared with your Dad is everlasting and will heal your hearts.
Cousins Mike and Cyndy
(From Florida. We will see you in the Spring)

Jackie and Foster Flint
   Posted Sun February 01, 2015
Kathy, Michael, and Kathryn, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. God Bless

Mary Kelly
   Posted Mon February 02, 2015

The Harbor Sweets 78 piece Gift Tower was sent by The Cotter and Kelly Families.

Remembering Jimmy as the sweetest man that ever lived. He was never known to turn down a treat to go with a cup of coffee. Time with Jim and Niddy is a treasured memory. Jimmy Maguire was a one of kind super guy that the Cotter Family was blessed to share. He will be missed. Love to all the Maguires from the Pat Cotters

Ann Chapman
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the Humora Family and the extended Maguire Family.

Melissa Thompson
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015

Green Planter was sent by Melissa, Mike and Ethan.

Pa - We will miss you. Melissa, Mike and Ethan

   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
Pat and Family

I am very sorry about his passing. I don't think these words are adequate, but I want you to know you have my heartfelt sympathy.
With Love,

Yvonne Muscato
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
So sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a great guy!
When your shoulders feel heavy, don't worry, that's your dad resting his wings. I'm going to miss seeing you at Maristhill.

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