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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Joseph William McGinty

Joseph William McGinty

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Joseph William McGinty, 94, born in Cambridge, raised in South Portland, ME, spent 30 years in Acton where he raised his family and most recently of Maynard, passed unexpectedly at the Emerson Hospital in Concord on Monday, February 18, 2019. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (Collins) McGinty.

A Mechanical Engineer with Raytheon for 29 years prior to his retirement, he also worked on the Apollo Space Program in the 1960's. Joe was an active member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Acton where he taught CCD, helped with transportation for those needing rides and served as a Eucharistic Minister. In his younger days he played golf, tended various vegetable gardens and enjoyed ice skating, something he did well into his 80’s. Joe was also a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he spent time at the Pentagon coding and decoding messages.

He is survived by his daughter Ann McGinty & husband David Weigel of North Andover; 4 sons, Brian & wife Lillian of Lawrence; David of Maynard; Stephen of Hadley; Kevin & wife Karen of Randolph, VT; and 2 grandchildren, Aidan and Kira Woog McGinty. He was predeceased by his wife, parents and 3 sisters.

Visiting hours Monday, Feb 25th 4-7pm at Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave. (Rt 111) Acton. Funeral Mass Tuesday, Feb 26th at 10am in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington St., Acton, followed by burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Acton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HouseHold Goods, Inc. 530 Main St. Acton, MA 01720. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HouseHold Goods, Inc. 530 Main St. Acton, MA 01720.
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
    Address
    89 Arlington Street
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    Officiant
    Rev. Jeffrey Archer
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    180 Central Street
    ACTON, MA 01720
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Affiliations

  • American
  • US Army

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Leslie Carroll Lotz

Posted at 11:42pm
I just learned that Joseph was my mother's cousin by way of Ancestry.com. I only wish that I had learned it sooner so that I could have met him and shared memories I have about our family. I did meet his sisters, Mary and Alice, several years ago. His mother was my mother's favorite aunt and my grandfather was his uncle William John Carroll. May you rest in peace, Joseph. Leslie Carroll Lotz
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Larry pumfrey

Posted at 12:26pm
Joe was a favorite co-worker at Raytheon . His pleasant warm personality was loved by all who knew him and although we haven't seen each other over time, our memory's of him are charisted. Sending condolences to all who miss him.as I do.
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Kevin Regan

Posted at 03:56pm
Dear McGintys:
We are saddened to know of the passing of your wonderful father. Your Dad and Mother were such dear friends of our parents, Joe and Joan Regan. Both of your parents were both such good people, extremely caring and genuine. No wonder our parents enjoyed the time with your parents so much. The last few times I saw your Dad was at Roche Brothers, where he was shopping. When I saw your father it brought back fond memories of growing up in Acton, as well as the positive impact he has made with his family and friends.
May you experience comfort in the upcoming days as you remember your kind and loving father.
Sincerely-
Kevin & Eva Regan
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Eileen Davidson

Posted at 12:54pm
Our condolences to all our cousins and spouses. Uncle Joe was an exceptional man with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.

Love,
Eileen and Dave
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