GUILDERLAND – Margaret A. McGuire, 88, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Monday, June 24, 2013. Mrs. McGuire was born in Syracuse, but lived most of her life in Guilderland. She was a communicant of Christ the King Church since it was founded.
Mrs. McGuire was predeceased in 1974 by her husband Dr. John P. McGuire. She is survived by her children John P. McGuire, III (Sheila), Lawrence T. McGuire (Barbara), Mary F. Vadnais (Norm), Margaret Ann McGuire, Kathleen C. McGuire, Peter G. McGuire, and Amy M. McGuire; her sisters Alice Esposito (Vincent) and Nancy Palumbo (Nick); her brother Lawrence Campbell (Fran); her grandchildren John P. McGuire, IV, Daniel McGuire, Mary Vadnais, M.D. (Craig Peper), David Vadnais (Courtney), and Luke Vadnais; her great grandchildren Nola Vadnais, and Ella and Max Peper; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Mary Shannon, Elizabeth Nealy, and Frances Cusano; and by her brother John Campbell.
Mrs. McGuire wished to express her deep appreciation to all of her children, her friends and choir friends, and to her caregivers at Women’s Cancer Care and Community Hospice for the wonderful care they gave her during her illness.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 9:30am, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave., Guilderland, at 10:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Thursday for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Guilderland. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Christ the King Building Fund, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany, NY 12203; or to Cross Catholic Outreach, PO Box 273908, Boca Raton, FL 33427-3908. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.