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Obituary for Henry E Magner (Magner)

Henry “Hank” E. Magner, Jr, 84, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2022.

The devoted husband of 57 years to Mary (Feeny). The loving father to Christopher, of Plymouth, Michele Curran and husband Anthony of Braintree, Michael and wife Elise of Charlotte, NC, and Terrence and wife Tameika of Pembroke, Bermuda. Hank was pre-deceased by his son Stephen. The doting grandfather to Gillian Magner (and her mother Meghan Gross of Pennington, NJ), Elizabeth Curran, Alison Curran, Jessica Curran, Erika Curran, Gabrielle Magner, Brianne Magner and Killian Magner. Hank leaves his younger brother, Robert Magner and his wife Mary-Ellen of Arlington, VA. In addition, he is leaving many nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear loved ones.

Hank was born September 27, 1937, in Boston, to Henry Sr. and Mary Gertrude (Maguire) Magner. He and his brother Robert were raised in Somerville and summered in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield. Henry attended Saint Clements Catholic High School in Medford where he graduated in 1955. Afterwards, Henry enrolled at Northeastern University where he earned a degree in Business Marketing in 1960. While at Northeastern, Hank completed the Army ROTC program and upon graduation, chartered a plane with some of his fellow cadets, including Dick Carlson and Larry Humber, ensuring they made roll call the next day. He was stationed in Europe and after his three-year commitment to the Army, Hank moved back to Massachusetts, married the love of his life Mary Feeny, began what would be an over forty plus year professional career in sales at Knapp Shoes and New Balance athletic wear and embarked on starting his family. Initially settling in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Hank made Plymouth the family home for the past 47 years. While raising five active, athletic children, Hank and his wife Mary could be seen in the stands of various soccer fields, basketball courts, hockey rinks, baseball and softball diamonds, watching and cheering their children and teammates. As busy as life was raising a large family, time for summer vacations were always planned. Summer vacation for Hank and his family usually meant a trip up north to Vacationland campground in Harrison, Maine. For nearly 25 years, with an Apache camper as their temporary home, the family enjoyed hot Maine summer days by the lake and cool Maine summer nights by the campfire.

Retirement brought about more free time for Hank that he filled vacationing (especially cruising) with Mary, golfing with family and friends, sharing his political views but most passionately immersing himself in all things involving his grandchildren. Whether it was attending a recital, play, or sporting event of those grandchildren that lived near him or hearing about the latest activities of those that lived a distance away, he always took a keen interest in their pursuits.

Mary, his children, grandchildren, family, friends and loved ones will miss his dry humor, quick wit, and direct speech. But most of all we will just miss him. We are sure he had a line waiting to greet him as he passed through the gates. We are sure his Mom led the line but his Dad would defer, and insist Stephen be second. He led a good life. It is because of the life he lived; he leaves behind an even better legacy. The sign of a life fulfilled.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Bartlett Funeral Home from 4-6pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's church on Monday.May 23, 2022 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Stephen Magner Memorial, in support of the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Scholarship at the following address:

The Stephen Magner Memorial
37 Canterbury Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360