Michael G. McGinty, 42, of Foxboro, MA, died Tuesday, (September 11, 2001) a victim of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was the husband of Cynthia F. (Sheffs) McGinty. Born in Wichita Falls, TX on July 11, 1959, he was the son of Sandra McGinty of Texas and the late John McGinty, and had moved to Foxboro, MA from Connecticut in 1994. Mr. McGinty was employed as a senior vice president in the Power Group at Marsh Inc., of Boston and New York as an insurance broker specializing in coverage for the nuclear and utility industries. A child in an Air Force family, he moved frequently in his younger years, and was educated in a number of different primary and secondary schools. He was a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and served as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy until 1989, when he was honorably discharged, having earned the rank of lieutenant commander. He was deeply committed to the faith community at Bethany Congregational Church, where he served as chairman of the board of deacons, was a mentor in the confirmation program, served on two pastoral search committees and was a member of the church's prayer team. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Daniel and David McGinty, at home; two sisters, Susan McGinty of Texas, and Erin McGinty of Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Susan Quinlan and her husband Ed Quinlan of West Hartford, and Sally Sheffs of Bristol; his mother-in-law, Lillian Hayes of West Farmington; and a nephew, Connor Quinlan of West Hartford. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., at Bethany Congregational Church, 3 Rockhill St., Foxboro, MA, with the Rev. Paul Sangree officiating. A collation will be held afterwards in the church hall. Memorial donations may be sent to the McGinty Children's Fund, c/o Bethany Congregational Church, 3 Rockhill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Please make checks payable to Bethany Congregational Church, and note that it is for the McGinty Children's Fund.
Published in Hartford Courant on Sep. 19, 2001.