Donald Francis Maguire (1934 - 2018)

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Donald Francis Maguire, 84, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, with loved ones at his side. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Elizabeth "Betty" Abramek.

Donald was born April 19, 1934, in Hartford, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Maguire, he resided in Enfield for the past 54 years. He received his teaching degree after attending UConn and the University of Hartford.

Prior to retiring, Don taught for 37 years elementary school students for the Town of Farmington. Don was a member of the CT Army National Guard, the Connecticut Education Association, St. Casimir Society, and the Sons of St. Patrick. He was an avid fan of UConn women's basketball, crosswords, cryptogram, and sudoku. He enjoyed reading, especially World War II history, and loved swimming in his pool.

In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his three children, Stephen Maguire of Stafford, David Maguire of Union, Kentucky, and Mary-Kate Armstrong of Algonquin, Illinois; his three beloved grandchildren, Alleigh Maguire, Katie Armstrong, and Emily Armstrong; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice and Michael Casparino of Wethersfield; along with nieces, Karen Kiley and Michelle Kuhlberg; and nephews, Michael Casparino and Mark Casparino; and special lifelong friends, Jim and Jinny Pucillo. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Millicent Kellogg and husband, Charles; a brother, Charles Maguire and wife, Maureen; and Charles V. Maguire II.

Don's family would like to especially thank his caregivers Deanne, Karen, and Colleen for the exceptional and compassionate care given to him.

Don's family will receive relatives and friends prior to the funeral Mass Monday, Dec. 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life will be at 11:30 a.m. in St. Adalbert Church, 90 Alden Ave. Enfield, (St. Raymond of Penafort Parish). Please meet at the church. Interment will follow in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Enfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Saint Adalbert's Church
90 Alden Ave
Enfield, CT 06082
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11, 2018
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