Clifford P. McGuiness, 89, of Manchester died September 19, 2022 with his family by his side.
Born in Manchester on May 25, 1933, he was the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Igo) McGuiness. He excelled at both baseball and football while a student at Manchester Central High School prior to serving in the US Army during the Korean War. The Army sent him across the globe through the Panama Canal, to Hawaii, and onto Japan.
His career as a salesman included a short stay in Massachusetts working for Burroughs Business Forms before returning to Manchester when he worked for Proctor & Gamble for over two and a half decades in the food then baby product divisions.
Cliff was a lifelong Boston Red Sox and NE Patriots fan finding great joy in 2004 when the Red Sox broke the curse of the Bambino and won the World Series which had been preceded by the patriots winning the Super Bowl. Cliff extended his love of baseball by actively engaging in his children’s youth baseball by coaching them through Little League. He coached an All Star team and won the City’s Tournament of League Champions. When he was not coaching, he provided support with his attendance at every football, basketball and baseball game where his boys played. While at home he would be outside tending to the yard, deck, fence, or pushing the snow blower.
He had been a communicant of St. Raphael and St. Patrick parishes in Manchester for many years.
His wife, Mary Jean (Palreiro) McGuiness predeceased him in 2010 as well as siblings, William and Bernie McGuiness.
Family members include his sons, Timothy McGuiness of Candia, Bruce McGuiness and wife Tami of Augusta, GA, Brian McGuiness and wife Kimberly of Cave Spring, GA, and John McGuiness of San Diego, CA; his grandchildren, Brandon and his wife Annie, Megan and her husband Clifton, and Julia; two great-granddaughters, Stella and Evangeline Butler; nephews, nieces and cousins.
A visiting hour at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Monday, October 10th from 10 to 11 am, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 11 am. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Breathe NH at Donate :: Breathe NH
To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.