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Shirley F. Maguire

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley F. Maguire were held from Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003.

A scriptural reading was offered by a niece, Michelle Harvey. Words of remembrance were offered by Shirley’s daughter-in-law, Sue Maguire, and her two grandchildren, Chris and Kara Maguire. Wendy Fagerholm played the piano and Lynn Songdahl-Sweet sang “Tears in Heaven,” by Eric Clapton. Linda Allard sang “Amazing Grace.”

Pallbearers were a grandson, Chris Maguire and nephews, Mark Houran, Dean Hurley, Gary Jones, Scott Maguire and Eric Harvey.

The burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery where a poem was read by Fred Leonard and the prayer, “Our Father,” was song by Lynn Songdahl-Sweet, accompanied on guitar by Spencer Sweet.

The calling hours and funeral service were largely attended. On Friday evening during the calling hours, many members of the Bennington Fire Department and the Bennington High School class of 1948 paid their respects to the family.

A reception followed the service at the Bennington Fire Department.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington VT 05251.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 15, 2003
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