Thomas Francis Maguire
Thomas F Maguire, 82 passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021 with his family by his side. Thomas was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Arthur Lee Maguire and Doris Carolyn (McCarthy) Maguire. Tom was raised in Dorchester, MA.
Tom leaves behind the love of his life of 62 years, Mary Patricia Maguire. He was a loving and devoted father to 3 daughters: Patricia Leigh and late husband William of Yreka, CA , Dianne Maguire of Sarasota, FL and Janice Fallon of Milton, MA. He was a beloved grandfather to Frank Brennick Jr., Kristina Marsano and her husband Jordan, Kathryn Brennick, Caroline Brennick, Edward Fallon and his wife Kate, Lauren Fallon and Matthew Fallon. A great grandfather to Everett Marsano and Edward Fallon IV.
Tom was predeceased by his brother, Arthur and his sister, Kathleen Lilijegren.
Tom is survived by his younger brother, John and his wife, Gail Maguire of NH. He leaves behind his beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Tom was a proud Navy Lieutenant serving in the Navy for 23 years. He began his career in 1956 qualifying and receiving his dolphins on his first submarine, the SSK244 Cavala. His entire career was on submarines. They were diesel, Fast Attack, Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) nuclear subs and retiring on the Sea Wolf submarine in 1979. He was stationed at many bases on the Eastern seaboard from; New London, CT, Norfolk VA, new construction in Hampton, VA, Pascagoula, MS and finished his career on the West Coast at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. After serving his country, he and his wife moved to Melbourne Beach, FL.
Tom was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed football, baseball, racquetball, hunting and fishing . He was known as the “The Sturgeon King” in the San Francisco Bay area.
Living in Florida he became very active in the game of golf.
The family is grateful for the exceptional care provided by Dr. David Shapiro, and the many doctors and nurses at Holmes Regional Hospital and the Melbourne Kidney Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.
He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.