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John Maguire

John Maguire

John H. Maguire, age 73, of Quincy, IL, died on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Blessing Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on September 20, 1945 in Quincy, IL the son of Paul J. 'Mickey' and Mary L. (Brink) Maguire. He married Rosalie 'Rose' Peters on April 16, 1966 in St. Mary Catholic Church. She survives.

John was a Master Carpenter and worked for Huck Fixture Co. for 33 years. Later he worked for the Illinois Veterans Home. John also served in the National Guard. He was deeply devoted to his Catholic faith and a true Christian steward. He was a member of St. Boniface and also Blessed Sacrament Parish where he volunteered countless hours from the time of his youth through his retirement years.

John's life centered around his faith and his family. He rose before the sun every morning and began his day at the kitchen table reading from the Bible and his cherished collection of prayer books. He prayed the Rosary daily and attended Mass multiple times every week. John was generous with his time and talents, always placing his family's needs before his own. His favorite times were spent with Rose, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids. Due to his love and devotion for Rose, he also evolved into a Chicago Cubs fan.

In addition to his wife, John is also survived by:
FOUR CHILDREN: Brenda Cawthon and her husband David of Quincy; Brian Maguire and his wife Michelle 'Miki' of Glenview, IL; Aaron Maguire and his wife Jennifer of Quincy and Amy Siebers and her husband Bill also of Quincy.
TWELVE GRANDCHILDREN: Quinten Cawthon, Clayton Cawthon and his wife Niki, Olivia Cawthon and her fiancé Jose Padilla; Ian Cawthon, Samantha Maguire, John 'Jack' Maguire, Hannah Maguire, Kayla Maguire, Kolton Maguire, Luke Siebers, Meredith Siebers, and Andrew Siebers.
TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Nolan Cawthon and Ava Cawthon.
TWO SISTERS: Jane Dietrich and her husband John and Rosemary Hardy and her husband Max.
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

John was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame High School and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Judie Mehaffy
Quincy, IL
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Our hearts are broken over John’s passing. We will miss our chats in the street, his cheerful greetings, and the blessing he gave us each time we spoke. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this time. What a guardian angel you all now have.
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Rosie and family—-Peace to all of you as we grieve for ourselves. Your hubby and Dad are with Jesus and that’s good stuff!!!
From:
Geralyn and Mark Venvertloh
Poway, CA
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Aunt Rosie, Brenda, Brian, Aaron, and Amy, our prayers and thoughts are with you. John was an incredible person. He was always smiling and such a genuinely kind-hearted person. He will be missed. May your faith help you find comfort.
From:
TOOT Ewalt
Quincy, IL
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John and I grew up together at St. Boniface,and we worked together at Hucks so we were like brothers. We had some crazy and wild times together, never getting caught. Rest in peace, good buddy in your new heavenly home til we meet again. "Toot"
From:
Marti Rossmiller
Apopka, FL
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Rosie- I was saddened to read about John. I will pray for John and the family. He was always friendly to me when I would see him at Church. Always commenting about my dad. May he Rest In Peace.
From:
Gerald & Sharon Logsdon
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry for your loss. John was a great man.
From:
Jerry & Kathy Schlueter
Maple Grove, MN
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Rosie, Brenda, Brian, Aaron and Amy--So sad to hear of John's passing. You guys were the best neighbors anyone could have had. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you and your family. Jerry & Kathy Schlueter
From:
Tim George
Anthem, AZ
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May God be with the entire family during this time. Growing up in Quincy and know much of the family were special times. All our love Tim and Carol George.
From:
Drenda Curtis
Quincy, IL
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So very sorry for your loss....sending sincere sympathy to the whole family.....
From:
Jill Failor
Quincy, IL
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John worked with my Dad at Huck’s and always had a kind word and smile. He will be missed. Prayers to Rosie and family
From:
Todd &Tina (Pollock) Reichert
Quincy, IL
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Rose and Family -
We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort.
From:
Mike Hutmacher
the Villages, FL
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So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was one of the most dependable and honest employees that I've ever had the pleasure to work with. He was always happy and wanted to help in any way he could. What a great example for others to follow. There is no doubt that he is in a happy place and he deserves it! Condolences to the family. Well done, John!
From:
Brad Peters
Chandler, AZ
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Aunt Rosie, Brenda, Brian, Aaron, and Amy, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Uncle John was one of my favorites. He was always kind and friendly. He had patience with my Dad and included me on many hunting trips to our camp. We had some good times there because John always made it fun. I will always remember his big boisterous laugh and his kind-heartedness. We were all lucky to have had John in our lives and enjoyed this great man. Your family is in our hearts and minds. My condolences.
From:
Marsha and Sam Knox
Bloomington, IL
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Aunt Rosie, Brenda, Brian, Aaron, and Amy, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there in person to give my condolences. Uncle John will be missed, but I’ll always remember his kind heart and his youthful laugh.
From:
Shannon Schlueter Payne
Coon Rapids, MN
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Many wonderful memories growing up with Amy. We could not have asked for any better neighbors. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time. John was one of a kind.