Woodstock, CT – Peter Dennis Maguire, 67, (formerly of Plympton, MA) passed away suddenly on August 3rd, 2015. He was born on May 21st, 1948 in Washington D.C. to Peter Patrick Maguire and Mary Ellen Boyce of Framingham, MA. Peter lived in Massachusetts for most of his life, attending Framingham schools and graduating from the Architectural Engineering Technology program at Wentworth Institute.
Peter served in the Navy from 1969-1970 during the Vietnam War and was active in Chu Lai and DaNang as part of the North Kingstown RI, Seabees U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven. Peter was a longtime employee of the Perini Corporation where he worked on projects nationwide including Rowes Wharf in Boston, the Sands Casino in NJ, U.S. Government buildings in Washington D.C., and buildings at the College of the Holy Cross. He also provided engineering expertise building the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.
Peter is survived by his wife, Denise of Woodstock, CT; his son, Peter Maguire of Watertown, MA and his mother Carolyn Maguire Gordon of Fitchburg, MA; and step-son John Entwistle of Woodstock, CT; as well as his four brothers, Paul Maguire and his wife Leila of Holliston, MA, James Maguire and his wife Patricia of Winston-Salem, NC, Daniel Maguire and his wife Barbara of Upton, MA, and Joseph Maguire and his wife Dianne of Wilmington, MA; and his sister Catherine (Maguire) Baris and her husband Charles of Whitinsville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Peter was an accomplished craftsman and enjoyed farming, gardening, woodworking, and tinkering.
Relative and friends are invited to visit with Peter’s family from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peter’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT (http://www.alz.org/) or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202 (http://www.heifer.org/). For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.