James M. Maguire
1941 - 2009
JONESBORO, Ark. — James Michael Maguire of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Auburn, died Sept. 2, at St. Bernard's Hospice Care Center.
He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 6, 1941, to Francis and Adelaide (Baril) Maguire. He served in the Air Force as an air traffic controller from 1960 to 1964. He held private and commercial pilot's licenses and flew for Down East Airlines and Executive Air Lines in the state of Maine.
In 1971, he joined the FAA as an air traffic controller at the Boston Air Traffic Control Center in Nashua, N.H. He received his bachelor's degree from River College in 1974. In 1983, he opened Photo Finish, the first one hour photo lab in the state of Maine.
Jim enjoyed playing golf and especially working out daily at the Omaha Center, where he had many friends. He and his wife retired in 2004 and moved to Arkansas to enjoy golf and sunshine.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Rizzo) of Cherokee Village, Ark.; his daughter, Remy Maguire and her husband, Andrew Morphis, of Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Joanne Reardon and husband, Joe, of Augusta, Margaret Maguire and Rachael Maguire, both of Auburn; many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the state of Maine; his father-in-law, Dan Rizzo and an aunt by marriage, Virginia Skowlund, both of Cherokee Village, Ark.