Edward J. McGuinness

Edward J. McGuinness, 83, beloved husband of Jeanette McCallum McGuinness and the late Rose Shimko McGuinness, passed away on March 1, 2015, in Norwalk, CT.

Born on April 18, 1931, in Bronx, New York, to the late John and Agnes McGuinness, Ed grew up in Norwalk, attending local parochial schools before joining the Navy in 1950. After his service in the Navy, he was an Engineer for several local companies, where he was most proud of his work on the Polaris missile project and the Mercury space program. Ed was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, a past local and State President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of several local veteran and civic organizations, including a founding member of the Norwalk Meals on Wheels, and he was an active parishioner of St. Matthew’s Church.

He is survived by his three daughters, Tracey Terenzi, Robin McGuinness, and Karen Caiati, six stepchildren, Margaret Carlson, Douglas McCallum, Mary Beth Isaacs, Russell McCallum, Robert McCallum, Michael McCallum, four grandsons, Joe, James, Sean, and Mathew, and one great granddaughter, Chloe, as well several step grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 5 at St. Matthew’s Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to K of C #46 Scholarship Fund, 16 Hendricks Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

  1. On behalf of the Lanza family our condolences on the passing of Edward. A significant loss is not a discrete event that one moves on from. It permeates all aspects of experience and changes people. The painful emotions can be witnessed not removed, as we often wish. The compassion and support of other will help you through the process; and can result in the deepening of relationships. It is possible that over time the pain lessens and a the pervasive sense of loss and powerlessness evolve to warm loving memories and meaningful endeavors.
    With Sympathy,
    Steve Lanza

    March 5, 2015
    Steve Lanza -

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