Thomas Patrick McGuire


Mr. Thomas Patrick “Pat” McGuire, 79, died Monday, July 13, 2020, of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born in Washington, D.C., and resided there until his retirement in 1999 when he and his wife, Susan Harris McGuire, moved to Onancock. A graduate of American University, Mr. McGuire served in the Air Navy during the Vietnam era. He began his career as a manufacturer representative for several lines of office furniture, securing government contracts and later in facilities management for such companies as MCI where he executed real estate contracts and permits to lay the groundwork for that communications company’s nationwide network. He also worked for a prestigious law firm overseeing a $10 million, five-story renovation in downtown Washington. Later he served as the general manager of The Towers, a D.C. condominium complex. In his new home of Onancock, he enjoyed life in the small bayside town serving as an election officer and a school bus driver. He was an active proponent of recovery from alcoholism, helping hundreds of others over his 48 years of sobriety.

Mr. McGuire is survived by his wife, Susan, and his brothers’ children and grandchildren, namely niece, Sharon McGuire Robertson, of Solomon’s Island, Md., her daughter, Suzanne George, and granddaughters, Amber, Caitlyn, and Bridget George; niece, Leslie McGuire Favre, of Harwood, Md., and her children, Madeleine Rose and Sébastien Guy Favre; nephew, Kevin McGuire, of Boston, Mass.; niece, Anna McGuire Businger, of Cinnamisson, N.J.; and grandnephew, Jack McGuire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.


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