Although the decision aligned with their mom’s end-of-life wishes, it was nonetheless difficult. But Cory and her brothers, James and Ken, found strength in the support they received from the physicians, nurses and other members of the care team at the hospital.
From the time their mom, a devout Christian known for her wit and sense of humor, was admitted to the hospital to the day she passed, the family was treated with warmth and respect, Cory McGuire says. McGuire-Mandel, an avid sculptor and artist, left behind her three children, two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
“I’m not a religious person, but it felt like the heavens opened up and they dropped a special troupe in just for her,” Cory McGuire says. “It was just amazing.”