Sean Edward McGuinness

October 27, 1962April 12, 2018

Sean Edward McGuinness, 55, died April 12, 2018, at his home in Tigard, Oregon.

Beloved husband, brother, and uncle, he was born October 27, 1962 in Rochester, New York, the seventh of eight children of Edward and Virginia McGuinness. Sean’s childhood in the Knickerbocker neighborhood of Pittsford, New York, was filled with a large, loving family as well as many close friends and neighbors.

Sean graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in 1981. He was a member of the wrestling team, volunteered for the Sheriff’s patrol, and was an avid star gazer. Sean loved to golf, and looked forward to weekend games on the course with his wife and friends. Sean also enjoyed spending time with friends too numerous to name (but you know who you are) and loved listening to great music, particularly the Grateful Dead and Little Feat. Sean loved dogs, and had many devoted golden retrievers by his side over the years.

Sean was preceded in death by his parents, Edward James McGuinness and Virginia Mary Lawless McGuinness, and beloved niece Michelle Christine Collins (Ken) Fischbauer. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Sophia Whitehouse McGuinness, five sisters and two brothers: Colleen (Charlie) McGuinness-Clarke, Erin (Jay) Wordeman, Patricia (Randy) Terho, Lauren McGuinness, Raymond Michael (Liz) McGuinness, Denise (Ron) Derrick, and Timothy (Leanne) McGuinness. Also survived by his Aunt, Christine Mary Lawless Bond, Uncle, Robert J. (Carol) Lawless, beloved nieces and nephews: Magin (Andy) Gysel, Erin (Kevin) Doyle, Shannon (Mike) Petrakos, Dylan Wordeman, Kelsey Wordeman, Caitlin Wordeman, Chris (Jill) Terho, Emily (Brian) Tuttle, Gregory Terho, Adam (Stefani) Skiest, Hannah McGuinness-Piasacki, Carolyn (William) Morris, Meghan McGuinness, Allison Derrick , Jeff McGuinness, and Matt McGuinness. Grandnieces and grandnephews include: Charlie Fischbauer, Ian Gysel, Maura Gysel, Cian Doyle, Avry Petrakos, Michael Petrakos, AJ Terho, Jack Tuttle, Annie Tuttle, Evan Skiest, Ryan Skiest, and Will Morris.

Burial and graveside service will be at Pittsford Cemetery, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York.


Sean Edward McGuinness

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Karen Dow

April 28, 2018

Sean, Busters will not be the same without you. I miss your humor and friendship. Thanks for being my friend.

Kelly O'Halloran

April 25, 2018

Sean did like golf outings. Here is one that I found from a tournament from around 2008/2010. He was a good man. We enjoyed many Irish jokes and not to mention beverages.

Jo - I'm sorry for your loss of a wonderful loving husband and my friend.
My sincere sympathy to you during this difficult time.
Kelly O'Halloran

Peggy MacMillan

April 24, 2018

My condolences to all of Sean's family and friends. Sean was part of the JD Fulwiler family when he was with our dear Patti. Sean's love, compassion and caring soul are well remembered. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Peggy MacMillan