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Lowell - Thomas J. McGuire, Jr., age 78, died in Lowell on Sunday, November 7, 2010 after a short illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lowell on December 12, 1931 a son of the late Thomas J. McGuire, Sr. and Ada Pearl (Starbird) McGuire.

Raised in Lowell he was a graduate of Lowell High School. Later he received his Bachelors Degree from Boston University and his Masters Degree from Fitchburg State College.

He served in the USN during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Boxer and the USS Princeton. He also later served in the US Army.

He went on a trip to Ireland, where he met Marie B. Moore in Dublin and proposed after a short courtship. They were married at St. Margaret Church in Lowell on 11/26/1959. They were married for 41 years.

He was an Art Teacher in Tewksbury for many years until he became the Art Director of the Lowell School System from which he retired in 1990.

He then opened McGuire Insurance on Bridge Street in Centralville, which he owned and operated until 1996.

He also owned and operated the Art Studio for about 30 years with his wife Marie.

He is survived by his 3 daughters: Kathleen and her husband William Lappen of Yarmouthport, Eileen and her husband Joseph Grenham of Lowell and Patricia and her husband James Kanan of Townsend. He also leaves his sister Helen Lorry of Pepperell, his brother Daniel McGuire and wife Aileen of Rockville, UT, his brother Charles McGuire and his wife Brenda of Chelmsford and his brother in law Walter Moore and his wife Betty of Dublin, Ireland.

He also leaves 11 grandchildren, Kaileigh and Shane Lappen of Yarmouthport, Alisen, Cara, Glenna and Chelsea Cassidy and Liam Grenham, all of Lowell, Thomas, Andrew and Ryan Kanan of Townsend; 1 great grandchild, Caileigh Aguiar; also 24 nieces and nephews. He also leaves his good friends, Rodger Martin, Joe Woods and Joan Hancock.

He is predeceased by his wife Marie B. Moore McGuire, his sister Dorothy Higgins, his brother Walter McGuire, his brother in law Russell Lorry and his nephew Brian Higgins.

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