Joseph Thomas McGuane of N. Chelmsford

Joseph Thomas McGuane, 82, of North Chelmsford, MA died Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2019 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA after a long illness.

The son of the late Martin J. and Mary (Fitzpatrick) McGuane.  He was a graduate of Keith Academy with the class of 1954. Following high school Mr. McGuane continued his education earning a B.A. in Theology with the class of 1965 from St. Michael’s College in Conesus, NY. He furthered his educational quest earning a Master’s Degree in Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH with the class of 1977.

He served with the U.S. Navy C.T.I.

Mr. McGuane was employed as a 4th, 5th, & 6th grade teacher at the Joseph G. Pyne School and by the Lowell Public Schools.

He was a faithful and active communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of N. Chelmsford; where he served the parish as a Eucharistic and extra ordinary minister as well as an alter server.

Joe enjoyed playing tennis, and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Wilbur Barry of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Frank McGuane of Tyngsborough, MA; a sister-in-law, Carol McGuane of Mt. Vernon, WA; a niece, Jenner Mary Barry; three nephews, Wilbur Barry III and his wife Jennifer Lynn Barry, Seth, and Nathan Cowan; and several grand nieces and nephew, Taylor Barry, Abigail, Eve, Maggie, and Ainsley Cowen, Sean Cowen.

He was the brother of the late Edward McGuane.

 

No Visiting hours. Funeral Tues. at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


6 Condolences for Joseph Thomas McGuane of N. Chelmsford

    Ray McArdle

    Forty-five years after meeting Mr. McGuane, I recall a gentleman, as wise as he was kind, who could not have been more suitably cast. Ever thougtful and attentive, Mr. McGuane was the teacher who imparted lessons in the classroom (and in life) that remain with me today.

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    Ray McArdle

    Forty-five years after meeting Mr. McGuane, I recall a gentleman as wise as he was kind, who could not have been more suitably cast. Ever thoughtful and attentive, Mr. McGuane was the teacher who imparted lessons in the classroom (and in life) that remain with me today.

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    Diane P Colgan

    I only knew Joe through his faithful ministry to St. John’s community. He was a kind and humble gentleman who will be missed.

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    Paulette Allaby

    I only knew Joe through his ministry work at St John Evangelist Church. He was always kind polite respectful and quiet. The only thing I knew about his life outside of church was that he met his good friends for lunch often. He will be missed. May he rest in Peace with Jesus Christ.

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    Paulette Allaby

    I served as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion with Joe. He was always kind polite and respectful. He did not talk often but I did know that he met his good friends for lunch often. He will be missed. May he rest in Peace with Jesus Christ.

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    Roy Eckler

    I knew Joe as we both served in Sidi Tania Morocco in 1957/8. He was a wonderful person whom I have thought of him over the years. Although this news is sad I know he is with God. One of the best people I knew as we served. Rest in peace Joe.

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