James M. Maguire
James M. Maguire of Dedham, formerly of Canton, passed away at his home at the age of 42.
Born and raised in Canton, Jimmy played Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Football. He graduated from Canton High School in 1994 where he was class president and played center on the varsity football team. Jimmy was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. A retired firefighter with the Canton Fire Department, Jimmy loved his job and had a passion for helping others. During his time with the fire department, he established and ran an annual volleyball tournament to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and loved to play Santa Claus for the children at Christmas. He was a parishioner at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Dedham and member of the American Legion in Canton.
Beloved son of Thomas and Mary Maguire of Canton. Brother of Thomas Maguire and his wife Michele of North Falmouth, Janet Maguire of Ithaca, NY, and Robert Maguire and his wife Kristen of Avon. Cherished nephew of Della O’Donnell and her husband Pete of Easton, William Johnson of Hopedale, Marie Johnson of Milford, Michael Johnson of Brockton, Richard Johnson of CA, Marjorie Moss and her husband Robert of North Reading, and Laurence “Dusty” Maguire and his wife Christine of Dorchester. Loving nephew and Godson of the late Ann Burke and her husband William of Canton, the late Margaret Moriconi and her husband Rino. And the late Jane and Joseph Wrenn. Proud uncle of Kathryn, Nathan, Jason, and Maeve. Former husband of Suzanne Passias of FL. Jimmy is also survived by many cousins, friends, and colleagues with the Canton Fire Department.
Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church Canton Wednesday morning at 10. Private burial at Bourne National Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmy’s name to Veteran’s Affairs, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, 02132. For guestbook see www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com