Bernie Maguire

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Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Bernie. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Bernie Maguire

Fr. Bernie Maguire, a priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, was serving as long-term supply priest at Church of the Ascension, Gloucester City, and Holy Spirit, Bellmawr. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early in August and died on August 9. [/caption]

He was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 31, 1945, the son of the late Bernard L. Maguire, Jr. and the late R. Elizabeth (Knox) Maguire.

Fr. Maguire was raised in North Carolina and Delaware. He has been living in Plymouth Meeting, PA, since  the late 1970’s.

Fr. Maguire served the following parishes: Church of the Transfiguration, Rhode Island, Church of the Holy Communion, South Philadelphia, Calvary Episcopal Church, Conshohocken, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Church of the Ascension, Gloucester City, NJ, and Church of the Holy Spirit, Bellmawr, NJ.  He was serving as a supply priest to the two churches in New Jersey immediately prior to his death.

He is survived by his sister, Joann (& Michael) McCarthy; sister in-law, Michele Sylvester; nephew, Kyle Maguire; niece, Jessica Freas; great nieces and nephews, Jasmyne & Dane Freas and Aubrey & Ryan Maguire.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald K. Maguire.

His Funeral Service was held on August 22.

Interment will be private at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

Memorial contributions may be made in Fr. Maguire’s name to: Church of the Ascension, 110 S. Sussex St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or Church of the Holy Spirit, 20 E. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 0

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