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Thomas Joseph Maguire, 65, of Morganton, Ga.,passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Heritage Health Care Nursing Home in Blue Ridge, Ga.

Mr. Maguire was born July 11, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Thomas Eugene Maguire and the late Delrita Kretsch Maguire. He grew up in a small town called Lenox Dale, and he graduated from Lenox High School.

While in high school, Tom enlisted in the Navy Reserves, then later joined active duty upon graduating during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he drove a delivery truck for Eckerd Drug Company.

Tom had a love for history; he belonged to a cannon crew that participated in Civil War reenactments. An outdoorsman, he liked to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed operating ham radios.

Tom attended the St. Luke Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge.

Survivors include wife, Elsie Papenfuss Maguire of Morganton; stepdaughter, Leslie Delderfield, stepdaughter, Sandra (Gary) McGrath, and step-son, Steven (Mary) Delderfield, all of Palm Beach County, Fla.; sister, Claudia (Wayne) Gilbert of Dalton; brother, Andrew (Doris) Maguire, and brother, Kevin Maguire, both of Pittsfield; seven step-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Ga.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home
Roche Funeral Home
120 Main Street Lenox, MA 01240
Tel. (413) 637-0699

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