William J. MaguireMay 22, 1927 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 90)
William J. Maguire, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, passed away on January 10, 2018. Bill was born on May 22, 1927 and was ninety years old at the time of his death. He was the last surviving child of Peter and Grace Maguire of North Tarrytown, both of whom had passed away many years ago. Bill’s beloved wife Jean Haggerty of Ossining had predeceased him on June 5, 2015. Bill and Jean had been married for 63 years.
Bill attended Saint Teresa Elementary School in North Tarrytown and graduated from North Tarrytown High School. Immediately after his high school graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. He was most proud of his service as one of the original crew members of the USS Damato, a navy destroyer commissioned in 1946. After his honorable discharge from active service he remained in the Navy reserves until 1954.
Bill attended Packard Business School in New York City and then worked in the accounting offices of General Motors in North Tarrytown for over 30 years. During the early years of his working life, to make ends meet, he also worked at many secondary jobs while working full time at General Motors. These jobs included driving a school bus far the Hackley School in Tarrytown in the evenings and caddying at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on weekends.
Bill loved his hometown of North Tarrytown and served his local community throughout his life. He was a dedicated volunteer fireman and an active member of Rescue Hose Company Number One for more than 50 years. During the 1950’s, he served as the Village Chairman of the North Tarrytown Democratic Party. He loved all sports and coached Little League Baseball in North Tarrytown for many years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors Club. He also served on the North Tarrytown High School Reunion Committee. During his entire life, he was a faithful parishioner of Saint Teresa Church.
In addition to his wife Jean, Bill was predeceased by his brothers Francis, John and Donald and his sisters Grace Timmeny and Rita Maguire as well as his grandson Michael Miesionczek. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a fiend to everyone he met, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his son Sean Maguire of Caldwell, New Jersey; his daughter Kathleen Miesionczek and her husband Robert of Brightwood, Virginia; his grandson Matthew Miesionczek and his wife Amanda of Arlington, Virginia; his granddaughter Julie Anne Maloney and her husband Michael of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and his great grandchildren Amelia Jane Miesionczek and Louis Oliver Miesionczek.
Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. His funeral Mass will be at St. Teresa of Avila Church with burial and military honors to follow in Sleepy Hollow cemetery.