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Joan Marie Maguire passes away at age 84

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Joan Marie Maguire, of Chesterton and Michigan City, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at age 84.

Born and raised in Chicago, she was the daughter of Marie (Gallentine) and Harry Weber.

After attending Mercy High School on Chicago’s South Side and St. Theresa’s College in Winona, MN, she married the late James Maguire on September 11, 1954. Both lovers of the Indiana Dunes, they relocated to Chesterton in 1958.

She is survived by her children Kerry Maguire (Tom Stossel) of Belmont, MA; Kathleen Maguire (David Schek) of Rockville, MD; Kevin Maguire (Diane Kallgren) of Hygiene, CO; Patrick Maguire (Kristel Mellemans) of Westminster, CO; and Daniel Maguire of Chesterton, IN, as well as five grandchildren.

Joan’s parents and sister Phyliss Ann Kalis preceded her in death.

An enthusiast of the home arts, animals, art, music and the outdoors, Joan was active in St. Patrick’s Church, Girl Scouts and the Red Hat Society. She especially valued her role as a volunteer membership coordinator for the then Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Memorial services will be held at a future date.



Posted 6/3/2019




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