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Gerald P. McGuire

GREAT BARRINGTON Gerald Patrick McGuire, 77, of 179 Granite Ave., Ext., of North Canaan, Conn., died July 1, 2014, at Sharon Hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Great Barrington, son of the Henry Edward and Rena (Coakley) McGuire. Gerald graduated from Searles Castle. He served in the US Air Force from 1955 until 1958. He worked as a union carpenter for over 30 years with the O & G Company located in Torrington, Conn. Gerald enjoyed drafting, building bird houses, and watching TV. He had served as a past president of the Canaan Youth Basketball Association and a past board member of the Canaan Liuttle League. He was also an avid fan of the UCONN Womens Basketball Prog. He is survived by his daughter Melissa Ann Waldron of Canaan, Conn., and her children, Amy of Great Barrington and Adam and Heather Waldron, both of Canaan; his son, Patrick Michael McGuire and his wife, Beth, along with their two children, Hannah and Connor, all of Canaan. Gerald is also survived by his siblings, Joan Hewins, Rene McGuire, Sue McAlpine, Kathy McGuire, and Daniel James McGuire. He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Henry "Mick" McGuire, and by his sister, Charlene "Cookie" Anson. Gerald was also predeceased by his best friend, his faithful dog, Clover. FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of Gerald's life will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. in the NEWKIRK-PALMER FUNERAL HOME, 118 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Guild of St. Francis 286 Sharon Goshen Tpke, West Cornwall, CT 06796
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 3, 2014
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