John William Maguire was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, on December 4, 1933 and came to Florida from Connecticut in 1951. Dr. Maguire held an AB from Boston University, the master’s degree from the University of Miami and a Ph.D from Florida State University. He spent four decades in Florida education serving as a professor at the University of Miami, Dean of the School of Education at Barry University in Miami Shores and Vice President at North Florida Community College in Madison. He authored numerous academic publications.
Maguire served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 72nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division and was a lifelong fisherman.
John Maguire a devoted and loving husband is survived by his wife Jane Maguire, a son John Maguire, a daughter Janie Sterling and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 in loving memory of John W. Maguire.
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