Richard J. Maguire

Alton | Saturday, September 7 2013

Richard J. Maguire, 76, died at 9:32 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. Born August 4, 1937 in Alton, he was the son of Orville W. “Mac” and Mary Kirk (Mook) Maguire. Mr. Maguire served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW Post 1308. He served as past president of the Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, past Chairman of the Board at Laclede Credit Union, and past Director of the National AISE. He retired from Laclede Steel Company as an engineer after 30 years of service. On September 3, 1960, he married Sonja Maguire in Alton. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Kirk Maguire of Madison, WI, Maeve Day (Cliff) of St. Louis, MO, and Marianne Maguire of St. Louis, MO, three grandchildren, Brandon, Justin, and Danielle Maguire. He cherished spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. Monsignor Kenneth Steffen will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey with full military honors by the VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Health Center, Marquette Catholic High School or the 5 A’s Animal Shelter. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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