Mary Eileen McGuinness, 78, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away in peace on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was born to the late Joseph and Eileen Martin McGuinness on Sept. 9, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY. Mary graduated from St. Joseph Academy High School in 1955 in St. Augustine, Fla., and received her bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1959 from the University of Florida.
Mary is survived by two sons, Michael McGuinness of Alpharetta, Ga., and Stephen McGuinness of Woodstock, Ga.; one sister, Eileen McGuinness Bearss of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Jack McGuinness of Beech Mountain, N.C., Patrick McGuinness of Tallahassee, Fla., A. J. McGuinness of St. Augustine; and five grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by one brother, Dennis McGuinness.
Mary will be fondly remembered by family and friends as "MGM" (Mom, Grandma, Mary), as a loving mother and grandmother, a nature lover, amateur photographer and a champion of the American conservative dream.
Memorial services will be held Feb. 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's the Archangel in Woodstock, Ga.
Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 7, 2014