Sylvia A. Maguire

Maguire obit picBay City, Michigan

Sylvia A. Maguire, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side during the early morning hours of Friday February 10, 2017.  Sylvia was born on September 20, 1940 in Bay City, Michigan to the late George and Virginia (Kopec) Ayotte.  She married Edward J. Maguire in St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 3, 1961 and Edward preceded her in death June of 1995.  Sylvia was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church where she retired as Parish Secretary after many years of dedicated service.  She was a religious and prayerful person who often remembered others in her daily prayers.

She was proud of her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting and dancing events. She was loving, caring, and always wanted others to have an enjoyable time.  Over the years, Sylvia and Edward’s marriage was blessed with four beautiful children and eight grandchildren.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Sylvia’s children lovingly recalled the family time they would spend together up north near the water.  Surviving family members include her children: Jim Maguire and DeeDee Maldonado, Mary (Ken) Hauger, Tim (Tracey) Maguire, and Theresa Sasiela; her grandchildren: Shayne, Tyler, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Brooke, Michael, and Jack; her brothers: Michael (Pam) Ayotte, George (Joann) Ayotte; and her sister: Sandra Ballard.  Besides her husband and parents, Sylvia was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Frank Ballard.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI.  Rev. Richard M. Filary will preside with interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Sylvia on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com


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  • Mark Ruszkowski

    Tim, Jim ,Mary and Theresa

    Our prayers are with you. Sylvia was like a second mom to me growing up, She always understood me when I’d talked to fast. I have many great memories of them days and Sylvia was a great part of them. She will be deeply missed. I will also remember the smile on her face and the excitement she showed when watching her grandchildren play sports. She loved her family so much and it showed. Our thoughts are with the family. Love Mark and Lorie


  • Karen Roller

    My love to my cousins and your families. I haven’t had the opportunity to see Sylvia in quite awhile but when I did she always created a smile in my heart and sent a memory of her Mom through me. She is always a part of my reminiscing about our family gatherings on Ninth St and at the Cottage. Loving memories to keep. Love to you Sylvia.

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