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Dawn Louise Maguire 1933-2018

By October 31, 2018 No Comments

Mrs. Dawn Louise Maguire (née Breu) died peacefully in her home on July 9th , 2018 in Scottsville, VA at the age of eighty-five.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Charles; her children, Arthur Maguire, Catherine Maguire, and Marie Feyes; grandchildren, John Maguire, Rian Maguire, Hayden Feyes, and Emily Feyes; and her brother, Joseph Breu of Chicago, IL. She is preceded in death by her sister, Marian Harlan, of Lake City, FL.

Dawn was born on May 18, 1933 in Carlisle, PA to Joseph and Ada Hummel Breu. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1951 and then Lockhaven College in 1955 with a degree in Education.  She married Charles “Mac” Maguire, a naval Communications Technician in 1964. After moving to Virginia Beach, Dawn began working for the Civil Service as an Administrative Records and Appointment Coordinator. Her children remember her as a wonderful supporter of all their activities, and she never missed a play or  sporting event. She always encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Dawn loved playing and following sports and often could be found keeping up with the Washington Redskins or her favorite golfers. She was a generous individual who loved Nature Camp (in Vesuvius, VA) and who was passionate about helping students and young adults pursue endeavors in caring about the world. She and her husband Mac loved to go camping and often traveled to see their children with a camper trailer. Later in retirement, they volunteered at Meals on Wheels.

A funeral mass was held on September 22, 2018 at St. George’s Church in Scottsville, VA. If you would like to celebrate Dawn Maguire’s life, please consider sending donations to Nature Camp at or the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences can be sent to the family at 1531 Riding Club Rd, Keene, VA 22946.