John McGuirk of Chelmsford


John McGuirk, 76, of Chelmsford, MA died unexpectedly  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was  married to Patricia (Oliver) McGuirk with whom he would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on September 1, 2017.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late John H. and Dorothy  (Cooney)  McGuirk. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1958.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Myles C. Fox (DDR-829) during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He retired from BAE Systems of Hudson,  NH in 2003.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. He was a member of the American Legion AW Vinal Post 313 N.  Chelmsford.

He wintered in Coconut Creek, Florida, and loved to visit Disney World.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son,  Michael McGuirk and his companion, Kathleen Daley of Waltham;  daughter, Michelle and her husband, Scott Johnson of N. Chelmsford;  brothers, Thomas and his wife, Nina McGuirk of Ft. Lauderdale, FL,  James and his wife, Patricia McGuirk of Lowell, MA; brothers in law,  Louis Oliver and his companion Jan Kattar of Tyngsboro,  Vincent and  his wife, Nancy Oliver of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces and  nephews.

Visiting hours Tuesday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 8 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9  AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford Burial in St.  Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


June 13, 2017
3pm - 7pm
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863


June 14, 2017
8am FH/ 9am Church
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Mike Steck says:

    I am saddened by John’s passing. He was a shipmate on the USS Myles C. Fox DD829 and well thought of. Mike Steck USN ETR3 1964-1970 onboard 1966-1967

  2. Marilyn & Roger Lamoureux says:

    Dear Tisha,
    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

  3. Mike & Karen Bellemare says:

    Pat and family,
    We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. We send our prayers and love to you and your family. He was a great man and served our country with dedication and pride. May all those wonderful memories help you all through this difficult time.
    Love, Mike & Karen Bellemare.

  4. Carroll McMahon says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Yours was the first wedding I ever attended so I always saw the two of you as a perfect couple. I can’t get up to Lowell for the wake of funeral because the heat really makes my MS symptoms worse. You and John are in my prayers.
    Carroll McMahon

  5. John Moran says:

    John will be missed. Always with a ready smile and fun to work with. I worked with John on and off at Sanders starting around 1970, on the second floor of canal st, and as recently as the early 2000’s at the Litchfield range. I am saddened at his loss. I wish all the McGuirk family and friends sincere condolences with John’s passing
    John Moran
    Derry NH

  6. Beth Parker says:

    God bless and treasure all your memories! Hugs!

  7. Deanna & Paul Lander says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.

  8. Meg Smith says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss and send love and prayers to you all, Meg

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