Brian McGuinness, 55, of Plainsboro, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, on April 10, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Catherine (Bozzi). Devoted father of Tara McGuinness and Matthew McGuinness and son of Mary and the late Joseph F. McGuinness. Brother of Joseph E. McGuinness and brother-in-law to his wife, Carol. Brother to Michael McGuinness and brother-in-law to his wife, Sue. Cherished son-in-law of Jane Bozzi. Brother-in-law of Marie and Kenneth Boyden and Amy and Dale Lintner. Loving uncle to eleven nieces and nephews.
Brian was an organic chemist who earned his B.S. from Saint Joseph’s University, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and did his postdoctoral work at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was director of chemistry at Venenum Biodesign, focusing on drug discovery.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation, Sunday, April 14th, 4-7pm at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Rd., (at New Rd.) Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. All are also invited to a Funeral Mass for Brian, Monday, April 15th, 10am at Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 16 Dey Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out and sent to ‘TCNJ Foundation’ at 2000 Pennington Rd, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628 C/O Brian McGuinness Endowed Fund in Support of Undergraduate Research in Chemistry at The College of New Jersey.