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Obituary for John McGuire

John  McGuire
John McGuire, 79, of Howell Township passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in North Bergen, he was raised and had lived in Jersey City before moving to Howell in 1966. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. John was a graduate of Rutgers University. He retired as a cost accountant for Restaurant Associates, NYC in 2010. John started his accounting career for the State of New Jersey and had also worked for McGraw Hill, Hightstown and Barclay Industries, Lodi. He was a parishioner of the Church of St. Veronica in Howell, where he served as an usher and reader. John was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Men for Jesus Christ. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Cetkowski Council 6201, Jackson, and had served as a grand knight, chapter chairman, and district deputy. John was a loving husband, father, and Pop-Pop and took great pride in pointing out his loved one’s accomplishments.

John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances McGuire of Howell; children, Susan Santoriello and her husband, Anthony of Freehold Borough, Donna Dabreau and her husband, Leonard of Farmingdale, and John McGuire of Howell; grandchildren, Francis John Santoriello of Aurora, CO, Anthony Santoriello of Washington, D.C., Nicole Marie Dabreau and her husband, Federico Massei of Livorno, Italy, Christine Michelle Dabreau of New York City, Bryan Leonard Dabreau of Farmingdale, Amanda Jean Dabreau of Farmingdale, Amy Lynn Dabreau of Farmingdale; and a great grandson, Liam; sisters, Carol LaFrada of Montague, and Kathleen Steffen of Savannah, GA; numerous nieces and nephews; and his “big brother,” Kenneth McGuire and his wife, Ann of Upstate New York.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Friday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM for the procession to his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Veronica, 4215 U.S. 9 North, Howell. Interment will follow in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, 299 Freehold Englishtown Road, Freehold Township. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Veronica. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, please visit

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