Anne M. (Murphy) Maguire, 84, of Southborough died Nov. 19 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton.
Anne was born in Clinton, the daughter of Henry J. and Mary F. (McLaughlin) Murphy. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester in 1956. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Fitchburg State Teachers College in 1960 and a Master of Arts in teaching in the field of English from Assumption College in 1967.
She met the late William T. Maguire, her husband of 37 years, at the Cox Street School in Hudson in 1965. Anne moved to Southborough in 1970 and became an active member of St. Anne Church. She continued to work as an elementary school teacher in Hudson at the Forest Avenue School and St. Michael’s School. Though she was quick-witted and loved to laugh, Anne will be perhaps most remembered for her kind and generous spirit. She worked hard, often with a smile, to help those around her and to stay true to herself and what she valued: faith, family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her son, Paul H. Maguire, and her four older siblings, Daniel H. Murphy, Mary E. (Murphy) Dunker, David I. Murphy and Gertrude (Murphy) Gregory. She is survived by her son, Matthew W. Maguire and wife Lindsay of Scotts Valley, California; her grandson, Kai W. Maguire; her sister-in-law, Sheila (Maguire) Wilson of Southborough; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral Mass and graveside service for Anne will be arranged and held next spring. Services are under the care of the Morris-Johnston Funeral Home.
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