Sophie Maguire, longtime parish secretary, dies


Sophie Maguire (nee Gulay), of Barrington, a secretary for 52 years at St. Francis de Sales School in Barrington, died Jan. 17 at the age of 92.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J., and devoted mother of Patricia Lubonski (Joseph) and Dorothy Henshall (Bob). She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer Schneider (Larry), Stephanie Longo (Peter), David Lubonski (Michelle), Jonathan Lubonski, Thomas Lubonski, Bobby Henshall (Donna), Amy Moore (Chris), Michael Henshall (Jillian) and Matthew Henshall, and great-grandmother of Caleb, Sophie, Caedran, Peter, Joseph, Nicholas, Stephen, Natalie, Jacob, Ethan, Aidan, Sadie, and Macie.

She was also the sister of Stephanie Donals and the late Mary, Josephine and Helen. She is also survived by Dee Dee, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In her youth, Mrs. Maguire was a semi-professional bowler and women’s softball player. In addition to her work at St. Francis de Sales School, she was active in her community and church.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 22 at St. Rita of Cascia Parish, St. Francis de Sales Church, Barrington.

Donations may be made to Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 424 E. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.