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Christopher John Maguire

July 10, 1995May 18, 2020

Christopher John Maguire was born on July 10, 1995 and passed away on May 18, 2020 and is under the care of Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home.

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June Boyle

June 4, 2020

I am sorry to have waited until now to write here, but I've been in a bit of shock. To Chris's family, I cannot imagine your pain, and I am so terribly sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to reach out.

I found out about Chris's death on the way home last week from the funeral for my father-in-law and as I read more I realized Chris's funeral was happening the same day. It put things into stark relief for me - that of my father-in-law's long life fully lived in his own way with the woman he loved by his side throughout, and that of Chris's life cut so tragically short when he truly deserved the same.

I have only known Chris since October of last year, but we instantly bonded and it feels as if I've known him forever. He had an old soul and wisdom beyond his years, so it was easy to forget he was so young and vulnerable. I often called him Christopher in a parental tone when he was being stubborn, infuriating, and thinking he knew all the answers, and he'd laugh that infectious laugh of his and occasionally admit my advice might be worth listening to. I only wish he had listened to it more often. He had such a good heart, and as a friend of his said below far more eloquently, he often put the care of others - my own included - before his own. We always ended our frequent, sometimes tough phone calls telling each other we loved each other. And with Chris, I knew he meant it.

Christopher, my love, I hope you met my father-in-law Lenny on your final journey that day. You'll find you're actually both a bit alike. Enjoy each other's company until I see you both again one day. Until then, you are in my heart, always.

Daniella Van Gennep

May 27, 2020

We were so very sorry to hear that Chris left us. An invaluable friend to our daughter Kaya, we came to know Chris as a lovely, compassionate, and ever loyal friend. We loved him and will miss his good spirit. We wish you strength and the friendship and warmth of those around you to help you through this loss. May Chris rest in peace and so bring peace to you as well.
The Oner/Van Gennep family

Ariel House

May 26, 2020

Chris was a good guy with a very kind and loving soul. I may not have known him long but the time spent with him will always be a great memory, he was apart of a major chapter in my life. I will forever be grateful for his advice and humor. I always told him he should be a comedian.
Rest Easy Chris, my Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

Amanda Wilson

May 26, 2020

Chris was one of the kindest, funniest, and genuine people you could've ever met. I met him when I was going through a lot of new, scary things and he made sure to make me feel comfortable and at ease. He became one of my closest friends. I can still hear his laugh, or the jokes he used to make. Everyone at ATSI loves you, and are so saddened by you being gone.
I love you Chris, you are at peace now. But I'll see you again someday. My deepest condolences to his family. He always talked about you all. I just know he loved you all very much.

Kevin and Eileen Smith. Maghera

May 26, 2020

Sincere condolences to all the Maguire family on the death of your son.
May he rest in piece.

Philip & Margaret Yore

May 26, 2020

Thinking of all the Maguire family at this sad time, truly heartbreaking. May Christopher be at peace xxx

Tom Abernethy

May 25, 2020

Dear Cathy, Sean and Caitlin,

We were devastated to hear about Christopher, and so sorry we can't be in NY to give you a hug and more support at this awful time. Liam and Nora have some happy memories of being with their cousin in Manhattan and Rockaway, and he will always be remembered in our family. Wishing you peace and strength, especially tomorrow for the wake and burial.
Christopher couldn't have been luckier in the amazing parents he had, and we will be thinking of you all and hoping we can see you soon. Rest in Peace, Love Mary, Tom, Liam and Nora Abernethy

Sue Mayer

May 25, 2020

Sending our love to the to the whole family.
So very sorry for the loss of dear Christoper.
Our thoughts and prayers our with you.

Maureen Abernethy

May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Christopher , While your family and friends grieve the inconseivable loss of you in our lives , we are greatful for the 24 years we have had you . You are in heaven in Gods hands and with both your grandparents . You will be in our hearts and prayers everyday Christy , Give us all the strength to be strong for you . The lives you have touched , we will be blessed , to share ones love , we will profess , see us through our pain too see your light , and our undying love of you that we hold so tight , Aunt Maureen

Martin and Stephanie Yore

May 25, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the Maguire family. We were deeply saddened to hear your heartbreaking news about your beautiful son Christopher this morning. May he rest in peace. You are all in our thought and prayers.

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