Owen A. Maguire, O.S.A.

1869 (February 14)

Owen Maguire, the son of Peter Maguire and Mary McCaffrey, was born in County Cavan, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States and worked as a gardener at Villanova before he requested entrance into the Order and was vested on November 13, 1850, together with Brother Stanislaus Duffy. Brother Owen was professed on March 14, 1857. For many years he was head farmer at Villanova.

Brother Owen died at Villanova on February 14, 1869. He is buried at Saint Denis’ Cemetery, Havertown, PA, in an unmarked grave, several yards in front of the flagpole in the old section near the friary.

Father Thomas Middleton, O.S.A. records, “he was a careful, good brother, very highly respected so far as I know by everybody. A religious man, very pleasant of speech, in all his ways very industrious and watchful in his duties.”