Laconia-----William H. McGuinness, Jr., 80, of 70 Rolling Lane died at his home on Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
Mr. McGuinness was born April 18, 1926 in Stamford, CT, the son of Beatrice (Malander) and William H. McGuinness, Sr.
Mr. McGuinness served in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII. He served two years in the South Pacific and participated in the capture and defense of Okinawa. Mr. McGuinness lived in Stamford for many years and was a police officer for the City of Stamford for twenty years, retiring in July, 1974. In 1977, he moved to Laconia. He worked parttime for Millennium Motors for three years and for twelve years, he was employed by the City of Laconia at the Brush Dump, retiring in May, 2006.
Mr. McGuinness was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann (Saunders) McGuinness, of Laconia; three sons, John William McGuinness of Stamford, CT, Thomas James McGuinness of Redding, CT and Daniel Patrick McGuinness of St. Augustine, Florida; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Robert J. McGuinness, of Florida and one nephew.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington Street, Lakeport, NH.
Burial, with full military honors, will follow at 12:30PM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.