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Roberta Hale McGuire

June 27, 1959 — November 1, 2021

WESTFORD – Roberta Hale McGuire, 62, passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 at her home in Westford, surrounded by her family after a courageous fight with glioblastoma. For 34 years, she was the beloved wife of Kevin C. McGuire.

She was born in Winchester, MA on June 27, 1959, a daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Dwyer) Hale. Roberta grew up in Reading and was a resident of Westford for the past 30 years.

Roberta was active in town activities while living in Westford as an advocate for affordable housing, accessibility of public spaces, and the arts. She served on several town committees, including the Westford Historical Commission, the Westford Council on Aging, the Permanent Town Building Committee, and the Town Farm Task Force, and was a founding member of the Nashoba Youth Orchestra. Earlier in her life, she was employed as a program manager with Honeywell in Billerica and Digital Equipment Corp in Maynard and Nashua. She enjoyed hiking, photography, and gardening. She lived her life with brilliance, compassion, and integrity, and was deeply committed to her family and community.

Besides her husband Kevin, she is survived by her son, Patrick C. McGuire of Boston; her siblings, Catherine Kosta and her husband Edward of Reading, Robert Hale and his wife Nancy of Westminster, and James Hale of Holmdel, NJ; also many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Constance Davidson and Richard Hale.

Arrangements - Family and friends are invited to celebrate Roberta's life at the Westford Healy Funeral Home, 57 N. Main St., Westford on Friday, Nov. 5 from 4 – 7pm. A graveside prayer service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 12pm at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roberta's memory may be made to Dr. Reardon's Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 (please write checks to Dana-Farber and include Dr. Reardon's Research Fund in the memo section) or donate online at

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, November 5, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Westford Healy Funeral Home

57 N Main St, Westford, MA 01886

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021

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