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James Madden McQuire

December 7, 1938 - May 2, 2024
Visitation
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Friday 5/10, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Service
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Friday 5/10, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

 

For those who are unable to attend in person, the services will be live-streamed beginning at 4:00 p.m. 

 

Memorial contributions in his honor and memory may be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, via mail to P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4061, or online by clicking HERE.

James Madden McQuire, age 85 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ. Born in Queens, NY, December 7, 1938, the youngest of five siblings, Jim was the son of the late Courtlandt and Marguerite Madden McQuire. Jim graduated from Forest Hills High SchoolContinue Reading

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McQuire Family left a message on May 11, 2024:
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Carissa McElroy left a message on May 25, 2024:
I was privileged to know Jim, maybe not during his honeymoon years, but certainly during his newly-in-love years! I'm his daughter's friend, and she invited me to come along with her and her dad on one of his visits to NYC and Hannah, in April 2006. And boy were they in love! And so fast! In fact, they were so fast and so wrapped up in each other's conversation, that they would very often get way way ahead of Marguerite and me on the Manhattan sidewalk, so that after a while we would just look at each other and crack up - "there they go again, the teenagers, zipping up the street oblivious to everything around them and the fact that we are half a block behind them right now!" But eventually they'd always stop & realize they'd gotten yards ahead of us, and patiently wait for us, the 2 twentysomethings, to catch the heck up to them! I remember Jim so fondly as a warm, warm man, with a great sense of humor! And so kind! In fact, when my wallet had gotten stolen on that same NYC trip, he even funded my meals and things for the rest of the trip! We even saw Mama Mia on Broadway,too! I vividly recall his great love for his daughter, and how often he would fly out to San Diego, where we lived, to visit her. He was just so casual and authentic and genuine and down to earth, he was just one of those people who you just have an immediate affinity for. I'll miss him. -Carissa McElroy
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Erin, Dave, Ian, and Zoe left a message on May 10, 2024:
What a blessing to have known him
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Norman Haggie left a message on May 10, 2024:
Adios mi querido Amigo It was such an honor to have you in my life and such fun...always remembered God bless you
Jim HEADLEY left a message on May 10, 2024:
Well, miss you, buddyMay you rest in peace?
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Martin Wahl left a message on May 10, 2024:
We met Jim and his family in Atlanta in 1992. Both of us had recently relocated and were staying in furnished apartments. I was there alone until my family arrived, and Jim, outgoing as ever, befriended me as soon as we met. Marguerite was the same age as one of our sons, and we formed a friendship that lasted long after our departure for California in 1997. Many memories involve music: we spent evenings singing and playing guitar and piano, at the McQuires and our place, especially singing “Hotel California” just before we left… We saw Jimmy Smith, Lou Rawls, and the Robert Shaw Chorale together, as well as spending an evening at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for some blues. Jim was the sweetest guy I’ve ever met, delightful, warm, outgoing, and cheerful, with an infectious laugh. It was easy to pick up a conversation with him, even after a couple of years. Enormously proud of and delighted with her achievements, Marguerite was clearly a light of his life. Condolences to Marguerite and Hannah - and really to everyone who knew him.
Patty & Jimmy Raffeld left a message on May 10, 2024:
In honor of Jim for his love of Nature. Rest in peace dear friend/ brother.
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Anonymous left a message on May 10, 2024:
In memory of Jim. A true gentleman
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Philomena & Dave left a message on May 10, 2024:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have great memories of Jim at your wedding and when you came to Arran. He was so easy to get along with and was always mindful of other people. God Bless
Mags and Connie Kelleher, Inchydoney, Cork, Ireland left a message on May 10, 2024:
To Hannah and family, Jim will be forever remembered in our house in Inchydoney, Cork Ireland. A true gentleman of the South but also a native New Yorker and New Jersey man in later years, he was wonderful company, fun and entertainment when he was in the room. Great memories of our times in Atlanta, Tennessee and New York, especially when we dined at Sparks--for one night only, we dined with the Mafia !! Also, great memories of 3 infamous Donegal weddings where fun was the main theme and especially the Irish chorus version of "Living next door to Alice " !! May his sweet, gentle soul rest in peace. Gone but definitely not forgotten. Mags and Connie in Ireland.
Coe Lewis left a message on May 9, 2024:
Uncle Jimmy. I am in denial. We JUST spoke. Our entire family is grieving deeply. I am in shock and grief. I just can’t focus this week because I am just so sad. I was telling our assistant at work that we rarely meet true angels on earth. I mean TRUE angels. I told her you were one of them… literally. I loved the way you spoke and the way you laughed. Your joyous laugh. Nothing fazed you.. you just made life feel like a breeze. And you made everyone feel important and welcome. That was just you.I was so happy at yours and Hannah’s wedding and I am grieving for her and Marguerite. How did I luck out that not only were you my uncle… you were my Godfather!! I remember back to being really young… like maybe 2 or 3 and I remember then how you made me feel loved. You always did. I truly remember it. I think of you singing at Grandma’s piano and you playing guitar. No matter time and space…I always knew you loved me. I can only hope you knew how much I love you. I will never ever forget my beloved uncle. Heaven is rejoicing for their angel returned and there is the biggest McQuire group hug ever happening right now. Rest in peace angel. You walked your life in love.
Kevin Reynolds left a message on May 9, 2024:
Jim was one of the finest people I have ever met. We were business partners for many years, and although it started out that way, it ended up with a very deep friendship. Our many lunchtime political discussions were interesting to say the least. Thanks to his influence and example, I learned to soften my stances and acquire patience, something Jim had a lot of. He often would focus on love and living in the moment. I am truly don’t know any better advice for anybody. Thank you, Jim, you certainly made my world a heck of a lot better.
Anonymous left a message on May 9, 2024:
We miss you dearly, sweet Uncle Jim.Love, Carrie, Matthias, Mathilde & Jane
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Patricia (Patty) Raffeld left a message on May 9, 2024:
My husband Jimmy & I send our sincere condolences to the family of Jim McQuire. Especially Marguerite & Hannah. As I worked for Jim at The Power Place in GA, we became good friends. I could always talk to him. Great listener! Sometimes he would bring in his guitar to work and play for us. As in the Eagles song he played, he had a peaceful easy feeling. Jim got to know my family too outside of work. So, he became family too! He was especially caring to my Dad. Both he and Hannah, his wife and Marguerite are family to us. The picture I attached was the day he retired. I loved Jim like a brother. Many great memories I have of him. I feel blessed to have known him. I will raise a glass to him! Love & prayers to the family.
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Stephane Grelot left a message on May 9, 2024:
I will always remember Jim hospitality, generosity and kindness (and storytelling talent). My deepest sympathy to all his family
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Anonymous left a message on May 9, 2024:
Our deepest sympathy to Hannah, Magerret, Amy , Chris & Fiona Family & Friends. May His gentle soul rest in peace
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Arline Covell left a message on May 8, 2024:
Hannah, you were a godsend to Frank and an Angel to Jim. Our annual holidays together with the five amigos allowed us to see the love you had for each other. Keep the good times in your heart and love the family and friends you have. Arline and Michael
Kevin & Dorine Reynolds & your friends at The Power Place. left a message on May 8, 2024:
With heartfelt condolences, to the family. Especially Marguerite McQuire & Hannah.
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Margaret O Donoghue left a message on May 8, 2024:
We will miss you Jim & your kind gentle caring ways. Love to all Jim's immediate family & my sweet sister Hannah......sorry can't be with you at this sad time. 🩷🩷 Jim, may your sunset ✨️ be as beautiful as this sunset in the family photo in Aug, 23 at The Old Post Office Lodge ......memories 💚🤍🧡💙🤍❤️
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Tali Padan left a message on May 8, 2024:
Jim, or as I called him 'Jimbo', was indeed full of love. Quick to laugh and easy to connect with, I'm grateful for knowing him, for his care, for being a wonderful father to my dear friend Marguerite. His song 'Love this Moment' is truly one of my favorites and speaks to his wisdom and joy. I will cry and dance listening to it. I will miss this wonderful man. He is truly one of a kind. May all the love that he gave be received by Marge, Hannah and all who loved him.
Taylor and Libby Boone and Family left a message on May 7, 2024:
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All of us who loved him left a message on May 7, 2024:
In loving memory of the most terrific human being, father, husband, uncle and friend -JamesMadden McQuire
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Love Gale Carlos Elodie and all the McQuire family left a message on May 7, 2024:
To My Devoted Brother, Our Magnificent Uncle James,A life well lived. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Hannah and Daughter Marguerite.
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Hilary Alger and Chris Sanchirico left a message on May 7, 2024:
We remember Jim's kind, joyful personality (as well as his talent on the guitar!), and we send Jim's family our love and deepest sympathies.
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PANDORA VREELAND left a message on May 6, 2024:
A great day on the water with Uncle Jim and Hannah! He and Hannah were such a joy to be around. We enjoyed their visits. I wish he had brought his guitar along! He was the most musically talented McQuire by a mile!
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Pandora and Jim Vreeland left a message on May 6, 2024:
Hannah & Marguerite: You have our deepest sympathies. Everyone who knew Uncle Jim realized that his heart was made of pure gold. God bless you
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Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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