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Isabel M. McGuire

1965 - 2014 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Isabel M. McGuire, 48, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She resided on Main Street with her mother, Isabella J. McGuire, and was the daughter of the late Leo McGuire. Isabel was born on Oct. 5, 1965, in Bennington. She graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School with honors. Isabel earned her bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam and earned her master's in teaching from the University of Albany. She began her teaching career at St. Mary's Academy where she worked for eight years. In 1995, she took the high school math position at Hoosick Falls Central School, where she was in her 18th year teaching. She was the National Honor Society Advisor, Math Department Head and had previously coached girl's basketball. Her impact on students and her love for teaching was incredible. She continued outside the classroom cheering on the sports teams, often with her blue hair, attending each drama production, concert and chaperoning proms and formals. Her encouragement and mentoring will be missed. For many summers, Isabel taught swimming lessons and lifeguarded at the Town of Hoosick pool. When "retiring" from the pool, Isabel purchased her getaway spot "Camp Bella" on Hedges Lake. There she spent quality time with friends and family. Travel was also a passion, often finding her on whatever adventure came up, including Italy, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Alaska, cruises and much more. The trip just had to be an idea and she was already signed up. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. Isabel is survived by her mother Isabella; her sister, Karen Sprague and her husband, Richard; brothers, Leo McGuire and his wife, Karen, and Michael McGuire and his wife, Jan, all of Hoosick Falls; her much loving nephews and nieces, Keith Sprague and his wife, Jenn, Amy Raco and her husband, Matt, Kevin Sprague, Lisa McGuire, Brad McGuire and his wife, Becky, Jared McGuire, Tim McGuire and his wife, Ashley, Scott McGuire and Craig McGuire; four great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her family, Isabel leaves her many friends, especially her "Campers" and her HFCS family of colleagues and students. We will miss her beautiful smile, honest friendship and her crazy sense of fun. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday March 19, at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at the Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, March 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Isabel M. McGuire Scholarship Fund or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund, through the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, who are handling the arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 15, 2014
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