James J. McGuire Jr.
Fishkill - James J. McGuire Jr. of Fishkill passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was 73.
Born on December 17, 1940 in New York City to the late James J. McGuire Sr. and Alice Jackson McGuire.
James grew up in the Bronx and enlisted in the United States Army
where he served his country from 1959-1960.
In 1971 he moved to Fishkill and in 1983 relocated to New Jersey until 2003 when he moved back to Fishkill to enjoy retirement.
James was an Oil and Heating Specialist working for Domestic Fuel and Petro Fuels until his retirement in 2000.
He was a very caring person who had a very strong work ethic. He enjoyed kayaking, cooking, exercising at Gold's Gym, range shooting, cars, and had a passion for gardening. He loved spending time with the company of his family and grandchildren.
On March 7, 2010 he married Joanne Taran-McGuire in Fishkill.
He is survived by his Devoted Wife Joanne Taran-McGuire, Loving Children James Joseph McGuire III of Bethlehem PA, and Collette LaCoste McGuire of New York City. Cherished grandchildren Hannah and Haydn McGuire. Loving Sister Janice Kleint and her husband Richard, Dear Brother-in-Law Jerry Corbett, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. His Dear Brother and Sister in-Laws, Rick and his wife Debra Ann Taran, Fred and his wife Susan Schmitt, Joe and his wife Ellen Serencsics, Bruce Taran and his companion Christine, and numerous nieces and nephews. His Dear Mother-in-Law Joan M. Taran.
James was predeceased by his Siblings Ann Melnick, Mary Corbett, Eileen McGuire, Steven McGuire, and his Father-in-Law Richard Taran.
Friends may call on Sunday April 6, 2014 from 4-7pm at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home 1028 Main St., Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 7, 2014 at 11:30am at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill. Entombment will follow with military honors in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations in James' memory to the
, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
For James's Guestbook or to send a sympathy card please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com