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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.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Sep. 19, 2001.
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September 11, 2020
I do not know your family but every year I think about you. I wish you all the very best best in the years to come. God bless you. Chase Rawak Pinetop az
Chase Rawak
August 17, 2020
I do not know your family, I happened to stumble upon this page when searching for something else. However, I felt a tugging at my heart to say something. I was born shortly after the loss of Michael, so I never knew a world before this horrible incident. It is strange hearing about an event I never witnessed, but finding things like this makes it much more real for me. I send my absolute condolences to your family and friends. This world is an incredibly difficult place, but we must trust God. I pray you all are doing well now, never forget but always keep looking ahead.
Carly Moran
September 11, 2019
I do not know you or your family but i think about you and your family. Especially on this horrible day in the history of the USA and the world. Prayers for you and your family. Chase Rawak. Pinetop-Lakeside az
September 11, 2019
Chasr Rawak
June 14, 2018
We do not know each other but my brother in law ( cobb) is buried right behind Michael,every year we go to see him.I plant a flower near Micheal's stone as a remembrance and a thank you for serving in the military..God bless you and your family
May 28, 2018
As I awakened this morning I gave thought of what today means, remembering those military and veterans we have lost. Immediately, I thought about all our midshipmen that past through our home and wondered how many would fit in that catalog. Sadly, Michael McGinty was our first to our knowledge and sadly not our last.
You were the very first Midshipmen for us to sponsor and you were a great first!
Our thoughts and prayers continue with your boy and sweet wife.
Marge and John Lloyd
May 27, 2018
God Bless you, Classmate. 37 years...where does the time go... Rest in peace.
Dave Thomas
September 16, 2017
Michael, It has been another year for your family. This year has been very busy for Steve, my husband, and I. I pray for you and others that lost their loved ones. May your Family be comforted to know you are thought about.

Chase W Rawak Pinetop, Arizona September 16, 2017
September 24, 2016
To Mike Mcginty family:
Each year I have written you and wish you all well. God is with you every day.
You will be in my thoughts. Blexx you
Chase Rawak
Pinetop, Arizona 2016
September 11, 2016
Michael, Thank you for your service from a fellow veteran. My battle was in Vietnam. I feel a loss for never having met you. I was raised less than two miles from where you lived in Foxboro, and still live just a few miles from your Foxboro home.

The love of all my family goes out to your cherished family; Cynthia, Daniel and David.

As life will have it, I will be your neighbor for all eternity at Rockhill.

I'll have your back, Bro! God Bless you, your family, loved ones and God Bless the USA!
Jim Thibault
September 11, 2016
To the McGinty Family on this hallowed day September 11, 2016: we have adopted your husband and father as a special soul to be remembered in our prayers. There is a special connection, because our own son's name is Michael G. McGinity. Although our last name has one extra "I" we understand it used to be McGinty.

May God wrap you in His comforting presence and bless your family forever.

All our respect,
Diana & Bob McGinity
Palm Desert, CA
Diana McGinity
October 14, 2014
In Memory
With Honor & Respect.
S J. Friscia III
September 11, 2014
Cindy~ I got up early on this anniversary day and it was gray and sad. My friend and I went to the cemetery where her Marine son is buried. we played "Amazing Grace" on our violins in honor of Mike and her son Bob, who took his life suffering from PTSD. I know your heart will not be whole again. But the love for you, the boys and Mike will always be complete. We love you.
Mary Ellen Sheffs and your Ohio family.
May 24, 2014
We remember you and days at USNA fondly.
We remember that Day in September that changed lives.
We remember you this Memorial Weekend and are thankful for your service and thank our God for knowing you.
You are missed!
Marge Lloyd
May 22, 2014
Mike helped me get started in Energy Insurance. He came to Little Rok several times to help me. I was a rookie trying to get started to land a big energy risk.
Thank you Mike. Godspeed
Eric Herget
September 11, 2013
I think of you every year. You are on my heart at a tribute done in Tucson. My thoughts are with your family.
Chase Rawak
July 8, 2013
I miss you so much - you just have no idea...
Cynthia McGinty
March 14, 2013
I followed Mike from Bellevue JROTC into USNA, graduating the year behind him. He and Len Coulter were the first friendly faces I saw after Plebe Summer when they stopped by to say hello when the Brigade returned. I had lost contact with him after we graduated, and was saddened to hear of his loss. I still think of him and send my best wishes to you and your family.
Don Parrott
December 12, 2012
As the Christmas season is here, my thoughts go out to you Cindy and the boys. I am reminded of Mikes Plebe year that he spent Chritmas with us in Maryland because he was unable to go home. What a joy to have him be a part of our family at a time we celebrate Jesus birth. Our sons considered him and our other midshipman brothers and sisters. Mike was one of the best ones.
Please know of our thoughts and prayers.
Marge Lloyd
December 11, 2012
Sure am missing you so much right now. Loving you always...
Cindy McGInty
September 11, 2011
Marge and I had the pleasure of meeting Mike when he attended USNA. Mike was one of five mids that we sponsored from the class of 1981. They were our first class of graduates and we continued to be sponsers thru the class of 2004. Mike spent his plebe year Christmas with us.

Today we were watching the ceremonies at the WTC Memorial and were able to hear Mikes name read and Marge saw it on the Memorial later in the program.

We want you to know that you and your family continue to be in our prayers. We are proud of Mike for the for Godly the man he was, the family that he founded and the contribution he made to the freedom that we cherish so deeply.

John & Marge Lloyd
September 11, 2011
I will always honor and remember Mike as a good man, close friend and fellow shipmate. May God bless his soul and his family in observance of ten years since this tragedy.
Dave Losares Lt. USN, Rt.
December 27, 2010
Hello Cindy, I knew Mike in high school in Bellevue, NE. He was a very good friend. We lost touch after he graduated from the Naval Academy. I am so sorry to hear about his death. He was such a funny guy. My thoughts are with you.
Mary Kay Lindley Keck
September 12, 2010
Hello, Cindy, Daniel & David:
Mike, and each of you, are in our thoughts throughout the year. We are always reminded of his humor, his devotion. It is good to hear news here, as we know that Mike's love and strength carries on as we carry on. Take care of each other, and know we keep all of you close in our hearts.
Debra & Jeff Fritts
September 11, 2010
I remember the days at Bellevue on the ROTC Drill Team with you, Larry, John, and Bob. You are missed my friend. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Tim Proctor
September 11, 2010
Mike is still in our hearts. My thoughts are with you on this anniversary. I wish your family well.

Bellevue Senior High School - Reunion Chairman
Nancy Grover
June 1, 2010
I wish you could be with us on Saturday to see Daniel graduate. You would be so proud of both of your boys. You will always be in my heart. You would be proud of them both.
McGinty Cindy
September 11, 2009
I love you and miss you today and everyday...
Cindy McGinty
May 25, 2009
I miss you today and am thinking about you this Memorial Day. I remain proud of you always.
Cindy McGinty
September 11, 2008
Hello Mrs. McGinty and Sons,
Today we remember. I served with Mike on USS Shenandoah as his assistant, division officer and fellow SWO. It was his leadership and intelligence that impressed me the most. There were more days/nights than I can count that our division had to meet us on the ship's bridge to carry out the day/week business because our Captain entrusted us to play "tag" as OODs driving the ship. He was a good man, a fine officer, and one of the best with whom I have had the pleasure of serving in the US Navy. I see his smiling face as if it were yesterday. Boys, be very proud!
Dave Losares
September 11, 2008
Hi Cindy, Daniel & David,

I know this day of the year must be the hardest for all of you, but know that it is felt amoung lots of others in this world. I know we haven't seen each other in a long time, but please know you are always in my thoughts and prayers throughout the year. I know that Mike has been watching over you and guiding you these last seven years and will continue to do that. The three of you were his world and you continue to keep his memory alive.
Beverley Maschi
May 6, 2008
Hi Cindy, I don't know if you knew, but on the Foxboro Jaycees Web Site September 11 memorial page, I have always had a memorial for Mike and recently updated it with the beautiful article from the paper. it's http://www.foxborojaycees.org/September11/September11.html

God Bless you.
Bob Gillis
September 11, 2007
We love you Mike and miss you dearly.
Cynthia McGinty
December 27, 2006
In remembrance....
P Tabbernor
November 2, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
September 12, 2006
Yesterday, my husband, Mike's "mentee" from J&H days, Jeff, and I talked about how we remember Mike throughout the year, and not just because of the anniversary of 9/11. So, with that, I'm going to put on some Van Morrison and remember our honorable, humor-filled and loving friend. Cindy, you and the boys are always in our hearts...and prayers.
Debra Fritts
August 18, 2006
Dear Mrs. McGinty,
I am very sorry for your loss and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. I was reading an article in the Country Gazette today and it mentioned how you would like to make 9/11 be a national day of volunteerism - I think that is a wonderful idea and a great way to remember those who perished on 9/11. I am a transplant from NY to MA - I knew several people who died in the WTC, 3 people from Marsh and 2 FDNY. I will make sure that I do something "good" for someone on 9/11. Once again, I am so sorry for your loss.
September 11, 2004
It has been three years and I miss Mike more than ever. I have worked very hard to take care of the boys. Kind words from friends and strangers have helped so much. Please never forget Mike.
Cindy McGinty
September 11, 2004
I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Sedgwick, my first year out of college. Mike always made me feel comfortable and was very encouraging as a mentor. When he found out my then boyfriend, now husband, was a Marine, he never failed to tease me about the "Jarhead." Although my time at Sedgwick was short (I ended up marrying the Jarhead and moving away) I will always remember the wonderful working atmosphere that Mike provided through his professionalism and witty dry humor. Mrs. McGinty, you and your family are forever in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it helps you to know how many people cared for and respected Mike in his life and the personal impact he had on so many.
Beth (Quinn) Pratt
September 11, 2003
We, the Officers and Crew, of the USS Shenandoah (AD-44) send our thoughts and prayers to Cindy, David and Daniel in memory of Lt Michael G. McGinty. We Salute you Sir, for your service to our Country, your family and to God.
Annmarie Ponder-LaDue
September 13, 2002
Our dear friends attend St. Mark's parish in Boise ID. Their pastor had cards printed - each with the name of a victim of 9/11. I was sent a card from there with your husband/dad's name. Your family will be in our constant prayer and Michael's name card has been added to the prayer board on our refrigerator. God's love and peace be with you, may the angels wrap their wings around you and keep you safe.
Sylvia Pituch
September 13, 2002
I had the privilege to be on the committee for the Masterworks Chorus in Tucson, Az to plan the Rolling Requiem. I was fortunate to take the heart with Michael's name. I sang to Michael and his family. I feel proud to be connected to you in this special way. You will all be in my heart. May God take care of you. Chase Rawak, Tucson, Az
Chase Rawak
September 11, 2002
Dear Cindy,

Please know that our thoughts remain with you and the boys, how much we miss Mike and will, always.
What a splendid guy. We will remember and tell our son and daughter about him one day. May G-d bless and keep you all.

Debra and Jeff Fritts
Debra Fritts
September 11, 2002

I graduated from Bellevue High School with Mike. I shared many classes with him. What I remember about Mike was that he was smart, he was in ROTC, he was fairly quiet, and he had a good sense of humor. He also had a wonderful smile. My heart goes out to you and your sons. This is such a tragic loss. I was the chairman of our high school class reunion this past July. We shared a moment of silence and a prayer to remember Mike.
Nancy Grover
September 10, 2002
To the McGinty Family
Although we've never met, please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of a family who shares the same last name. May God Bless You All.
Trudy McGinty
May 11, 2002
Cindy: I did not know you or Mike but I work with Ellen Poholek and she has told us what a wonderful man Mike was. I would like to express my condolences to you and your boys for your loss. My prayers go out to you. Fondly, Doreen Lynch
doreen lynch
March 11, 2002
To the McGinty family:

To say that I was touched by the article that was in the Boston Globe yesterday would be an understatement of the utmost degree.

I cannot express my sympathy at your loss, I truly cannot.

Stay as strong as you can, and work through your loss to the best of your ability, no matter how hard.

My sincere condolences.
Dennis McGonagle
March 5, 2002
March 2, 2002
I served with then Lt. Mike McGinty onboard USS Shenandoah AD-44 from about '85 to 87. He was a good man and a good officer. I am deeply saddened by his loss. I offer my deepest sympathy to his family. "Sailor rest your oars"
Sincerely, Glenn Smith
Glenn Smith
January 14, 2002
Mike McGinty graduating from the US Naval Academy, 1981
My deepest sympathies and best wishes to Cindy and the kids. Over the holidays, Erin McGinty (Mike's younger sister) and I scanned many pictures of Mike from his childhood for Cindy and also the rest of the McGinty family. I include here Mike's US Naval Academy Graduation photograph.
Keith Ellis
January 4, 2002
My thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy and the boys.

I had the pleasure of working with Mike back in 1996 when he commuted 3 hours each way from Connecticut to NY for J&H. We always had such fun joking around. I remember the day that Mike left J&H just like it was yesterday. He hugged me and told me what a great job I had done and how much he enjoyed working with me. I have always missed him since that day and will continue to miss him every single day!
Naomi Sokoloff Mundy
January 1, 2002
Sue and Ron met Mike and Cindy just before the McGintys had their first child. For many years we enjoyed picture Christmas cards and comments about each others' families and how fast the boys are growing. As the first day of 2002 arrived our tears have dried but our thoughts continue to be about our friends the McGinty family. May God bless you always. Love, Sue and Ron
Sue and Ron Cook
December 22, 2001
We are very sorry for your loss of Michael. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
November 2, 2001
Cindy, Daniel and David,

My thoughts and prayers go out to the McGinty Family. Mike was such a TERRIFIC husband and father and one that will never be forgotten. You will see him each day through the boys and in all the wonderful memories that he has brought to your family.

Please know that you have many friends and family that are always here for you at anytime.

Beverley Hartigan
October 7, 2001
September 28, 2001

I had the opportunity to work with Mike at Sedgwick and Marsh. As a colleague and as a person he was always a true gentleman. He had a terrific sense of humor, which we all really neede somtimes. I will always remeber and miss him.

Vince Adornato
September 27, 2001
I worked with all the Power Group people for 6 years from Stamford and Hartford, CT. My heart goes out to your family in this time of sorrow. He will be sorely missed.
Russ St. Hilaire
September 21, 2001
My thoughts and prayers are with you all Cindy. I worked with Mike and he always made me smile. What a kidder. It was a joy to us all when he would bring the boys in for a visit.

I'll never forget how he would surprise you on Christmas or your birthday by hiding something you in a box that had an iron when it actually contained something wonderful.

Mike was so strong and loved his church. My spirituality has helped me through this unthinkable act. My thought and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Rosemarie (Roe) Arthur
September 21, 2001
My sincerest sympathy to the family in this their time of sorrow.

Peg Morgan-Lajeunesse
September 20, 2001
I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
Renie Drinan
September 20, 2001
To the Family:

My family and I are deeply saddened by the tragedy on September 11th and wish to extend to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Our prayers are with all of you.
Sarah Thomas
September 20, 2001
Words cannot express how sad we feel. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers
Phil, Kathy and Joe Mandravelis
September 19, 2001
i am so very sorry for your loss.
cheryl chapman
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