Helen M. Maguire

Date of Passing:

June 2, 2021

Maguire, Helen M. (McDonough), 96, formerly of Allen Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on June 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Maguire.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Hennigan) McDonough, she lived in Riverside for 30 years and Rehoboth, MA, for 32 years.

Mrs. Maguire was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a former member of the Forever Young Club.

Helen enjoyed gardening and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her children, John P. Maguire Jr. of Rehoboth, MA, Ann M. Durfee of Fairhaven, MA, Kathleen E. Gomberg of Warwick, Michael J. Maguire of Attleboro, MA, and Christopher P. Maguire of Rehoboth, MA; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Alice Berger, Grace Turner, Rita Lesperance, John McDonough and Paul McDonough.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday June 7, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday morning 8-9 a.m.

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  1. To the whole Maguire family, my deepest condolences, mom looked great , too many years have passed but her picture brought back many memories. She’s with her love John now smiling down on us all .

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Nana Maguire’s passing. She was a wonderful and fun lady who welcomed me like one of her own grandchildren.

  3. John, I always recall how kind and understanding your Mom was when I’d see her during our Cub Scout days…..64 years ago. Condolences to you and your family.

  4. Hellen will be remembered as a wonderful neighbor.
    Condolences to all of you.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Sad and happy at the same time. I just liked being near her. She always radiated love and kindness. I thank her for taking time to have lunch with me when I worked nearby. During those tough times she was an isle of calm. I’m happy that she’ll be reunited with Uncle John and her family, sad that we have lost the last of that generation, and a prime example of the virtues of that generation. We’ll miss her, but continue to remember and love her.

  6. John and family, heartfelt condolences for your loss. Tom and Angela

  7. Kathy, so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by beautiful memories.

  8. Aunt Helen – while I didn’t get to see you as often as I should have.. you were ALWAYS “Aunt Helen” – so sweet, so kind, so wonderful with your beautiful smile. You never skipped a beat & your love for all of your entire family is tremendous. God Bless you and keep you in his arms. Please watch over us & give us all strength & light. You will always be in our hearts & a part of us.

    Love you Aunt Helen.

    Donna Jean

  9. Aunt Helen…you were a very classy lady and loved by all the family. Thank you for the support and inspiration you gave me in my younger years and the love you gave in my older years. Thank you for the love you shared with our extended family, Cousins Maguire…you had a wonderful mother and she left behind a wonderful family of children, grand children and great grand children– a life well lived. God Bless.
    Jimmy Boy & Dede

  10. John,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. She certainly had a a good long life.
    My best to the family.

  11. My friend, I know it hurts. Yet Helen is about to be in a better place for which we mortals can only hope. Know she will be met by an Honor Guard ( yea, they’ll be Marines) standing at the gates to receive her soul.

    Blessings to the Maguire Clan.

    Steve & Beth

  12. John and Kris, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her smile.

  13. Jennifer, Seamus and the rest of the family,
    Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady to all. Enjoyed her company whenever I was on a visit from Glenside, Pa with our family for many family baptisms, 1st Holy Communions and birthdays, especially Meaghan’s birthdays. Rest In Peace Helen.

  14. John, so sorry for the lost of your mother. May she Rest In Peace

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