Bernice McGuinness, 81

Nov 14, 2022

BUZZARDS BAY – Bernice Margaret McGuinness, 81, of Buzzards Bay died peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her son after battling an illness, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael F. and Helen M. (Real) McGuinness. She lived in Plymouth where she graduated from Plymouth High School in 31959, and also lived in Quincy, Plympton and Medford before she moved to Bourne in 2019. Ms. McGuinness was a bank teller for State Street Bank in Boston and retired in 2003.

She enjoyed shopping especially at Macy’s and the former Filene’s Basement in Downtown Crossing and Jordan Marsh.

She is survived by her son, John McGuinness of Bourne; her daughter, Julie Goltz-Kierce of Foxboro; and her grandchildren, Caitlin McGuinness, Dillon McGuinness, Donovin Tavares, Christopher Johnson, and Isabella Kierce; and her great grandchildren, Kennedy Johnson and Dillon J. McGuinness, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Chapman Funerals and Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on-line at

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