Brendan J.Maguire, 45, died Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth, after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer and spending the previous week vacationing with his beloved family and friends on Cape Cod. Born in Brockton, he was raised and educated in Raynham and was a 1994 graduate of Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School. In 1999, he met Eileen C. Walsh at Club121 while at a show and their connection was immediate. They dated for the next 4 years, married in 2003 in Dennisport. Together they have two beloved daughters, Nora and Lennon. Their family has been a part of the Stoughton community since 2013.
Brendan, often referred to as "Stu" by his friends, had a passion for music; a passion that he turned into a career. He was a member of many bands in the Boston hardcore music community, including Blackbelt, Reach the Sky, The Deadly Sins and Bane. He worked for and toured the world with many bands, including The Dropkick Murphy's and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. After the birth of Nora and Lennon, he retired from the road to be home with his wife and daughters, a decision that was not hard to make. However, that did not mean his music career was over. Brendan was able to bring his experience from nearly two decades of touring the world back to Boston. He began working for LiveNation as a Production Manager, a job that he loved, at the House of Blues, the Orpheum and at The Pavilion.
In addition to music, Brendan was a die-hard Boston sports fan and an avid poker player. He had season tickets to the Red Sox and watched the Patriots with his friends and family every Sunday. He was even the commissioner of a friends and family fantasy football league that helped keep friends from all over the country connected. He also worked as a card dealer for his friends company, Casino Productions. This allowed him to continue to meet and connect with people, as well as share one of his many passions with others.
Brendan was easygoing, genuine, relatable, generous, and had the best stories which pulled from his experiences on tour and with his family. Brendan had the ability to connect with everyone no matter who they were and what they did. He made new friends instantly, within minutes. He was always available to help with any task with his big smile and great laugh. Brendan's bandmates and coworkers have become family over the years. He lived his life to the fullest with the love and support of his wife, family and friends.
Throughout Brendan's life, he had many accomplishments. Most notably were finding the perfect partner; someone who he loved and cherished with all his heart, and who loved him back with just as much passion and being the ultimate "Girl Dad". He loved his daughters and could often be found hosting "Daddy Daycare" in his office at the various venues were he worked. Brendan would not have been able to live 45 amazing years filled with family, music, shows, travel, poker, and friends without the support of his wife, Lee, who faithfully stood by his side and enabled him to have a life with only 1 regret. The regret that he won't be here on earth to watch, support and love his girls as they continue to grow into strong, smart, talented, and compassionate women like their mother.
In addition to his loving wife Eileen, Brendan is survived by his two incredible daughters, Nora E. Maguire and Lennon F. Maguire, both of Stoughton. He was the son of John F. and Marie (Renna) Maguire, the brother of Sean F. Maguire (Amy) and the uncle of Grady and Ella Maguire, all of FL. Brendan was the son in law of Richard Walsh of CT and the late Mary Walsh. He was the brother in law of Kathleen Greeley (Eric) of NY and John Walsh (Jane Allard) of Jamaica Plain. He was the uncle of Isla and Archer Greeley and Alora and Freya Walsh. He is also survived by his Aunt Donna Noblin (Ralph) of Bridgewater and their children Phillip Noblin (Sherry) and Matt Gregorio. He is also survived by many friends who are considered family.
The Family would like to thank Brendan's exceptional care team at Mass General Hospital (MGH) including Aparna Parikh, MD, Aralee Galway, NP and Shelia O'Donoghue, RN, OCN. Donations in Brendan's (Stu) memory may be made to Caring for a Cure, a charity created by the wonderful oncology nurses of MGH to assist the families of cancer patients at Caring for a Cure, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02215 or at https://BECAUSE.MASSGENERAL.ORG/WEREWITHSTU
Visitation will be held at the House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne St., Boston on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 1-2 PM, followed by Funeral Services at 2 PM.