Jane McGuire

McGUIRE Jane Cole of Megansett on Cape Cod, at age 84, formerly of Worcester, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the MetroWest Medical Center. Wife of the late John K. McGuire Esq. Survived by five children: John K. McGuire Jr. Esq. of Worcester, Joseph E. McGuire II of Manhattan, Christopher McGuire of Lebanon, New Jersey, Caroline M. Llewellyn of Framingham and Julia A. Whitney of Hingham; and eight grandchildren: Megan and Connor McGuire, Callie John and Joseph Llewellyn, and Ella, Jack and Julia Whitney. Predeceased by her sister Nancy C. Himmel of Braintree. Also survived by her husband's brother and his wife, Joe and Sheila McGuire of Worcester, niece Kristine McGuire and grandniece Katherine Forzley. Born in Newton to John A. and Isa Schofield Cole. Raised in Newton but spent summers in North Falmouth with her uncle, William Nye. She attended Newton High School and was a graduate of The Catherine Gibbs School. She worked in Boston for many years as an executive assistant. Later Jane joined her husband in Worcester at his law firm McGuire & McGuire. She worked for the firm and was instrumental in supporting the growth of the practice. Eventually, she became a full time homemaker. As a widow at age 57, she returned to school earning a master's degree and subsequently worked for many years. Jane possessed a wonderful sense of humor and a great spirit for life which endeared her to many. Her homes in Worcester and in Megansett resonated with laughter and were constantly filled with children young and old. She was a generous host and many a weekend visitor became an extended guest to include Joseph P. McDonald of Manhattan, New York, her nephew John Himmel, son-in-law Dustin Whitney and Lorraine Dechario. Most of all she loved spending time on the Cape with all of the wonderful people in Megansett. Jane was involved with her husband Jack and brother-in-law Joe in many political campaigns over the years. She was a former member of the Worcester Country Club and the Megansett Yacht Club, and was an avid snow skier. Jane demonstrated great courage in the face of illness and many other challenges. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by all. Calling hours Thursday, October 11, 4:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster Street, WORCESTER. Funeral Mass Friday, October 12 at 12:30 P.M. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant Street, Worcester. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Published in Boston Herald on Oct. 10, 2012