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Michael J. McGuinness, Jr.

April 29, 1947 July 20, 2019
Michael J. McGuinness, Jr.
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Michael J. McGuinness, Jr. age 72, passed away on July 20, 2019.  Raised in Woodbury, Michael lived in Woodbury Heights over 40 years.  Michael served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1968. He began a career in 1968 with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department, where he served as Warden, retiring in 2002.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Glassboro Cerebral Palsy Center form 1974-1978 and was a Councilman for the Borough of Woodbury Heights from 1985-1988.

Michael was a member of the Elks Lodge #2708, the Colonial Manor American Legion Post #100, New Jersey County Jail Warden’s Association and a 1974 candidate for Gloucester County Sheriff.

In addition to working for the Sheriff’s Department, Michael worked for the Budd Funeral Home for 50 years and many other funeral homes in the South Jersey area.  He also had his own disc jockey business and provided entertainment for many weddings, dances and parties from 1962-2004.

In 2004, Michael was preceeded in death by his daughter MaryAnn “MAM” and in 2019 by his brother John B. McGuinness.

Michael is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda A. (nee Sori), daughters Paula Ann (Dan Davis), Michele J., son in law William Ginipro III, his grandchildren, who were the loves of his life, Emily and Allison Wiest, William IV and Andrew Ginipro and brothers James J. (Dale) McGuinness, Walter C. (Joan) McGuinness and William J. Dillon, father in law Salvatore Sori, sisters in law Kathy McGuinness, Nancy (Don) Mertz, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may greet the family 5-9pm on Wednesdayin St. Margaret’s Church, (Infant Jesus Parish), 773 3rd Street, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097.  Funeral mass and interment in Wenonah Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Margaret’s Regional School, 773 3rd St, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097.  Memories may be shared at

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5:00 PM 7/24/2019 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/24/2019 9:00:00 PM
St. Margaret's Church (Infant Jesus Parish)

773 3rd St.
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

Funeral Mass and Interment in Wenonah Cemetery will be private.

St. Margaret's Church (Infant Jesus Parish)
773 3rd St. Woodbury Heights 08097 NJ
United States

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Wenonah Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mantua Blvd.
Wenonah, NJ 08090

Mantua Blvd. Wenonah 08090 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Margaret's Regional School

773 3rd St., Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

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