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.


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Sean Edward McGuinness

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