Suzanne Schulhofer Maguire, who had a longtime career with the USTA, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021, surrounded by her family at the age of 87.
She was born August 27, 1934, in Durham, North Carolina, and adopted by Sidney Schulhofer. She grew up at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. where she resided until her death.
After graduating from Rosemary Hall in 1952, she attended Northwestern University, until the cold winds of Chicago got the best of her. She then moved to New York City, where she worked in advertising at BBD&O until she wed Edward J. Maguire Jr. on November 8, 1958. The Maguires had four children.
In 1975, Mrs. Maguire volunteered at the Medi-Quik Tennis Open, and, in 1977, returned to the work force full time traveling with the Avon Futures Circuit. The following year, she began a 27-year career with the USTA, facilitating the move from the West Side Tennis Club to the new USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. In 1980, she became Director of Marketing for the US Open, and will long be remembered for having negotiated the tournament’s first million-dollar sponsorship.
In 1981, she realized a dream and worked for Davis Cup Tennis for the next 11 years. Some of her fondest memories were of traveling with Davis Cup team captain Arthur Ashe and “her boys”, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and many others.
Her children and grandchildren have special memories of great times spent with her in Nantucket, a place she loved dearly.
Suzy Maguire is survived by her children, Lisa Foley (Donald), Michelle Twibell (Roger), Ted Maguire, and Chris Maguire (Veronica); as well as her ten grandchildren: Tyler Foley, Taylor Twibell Havens, Conor Twibell, Sean Foley, Morgan Twibell, Teddy Maguire, Dillon Foley, Ryan Maguire, Hailey Maguire, and Casey Maguire; and the light of her life these last 2½ years, her two great-grandchildren, Jack Maguire Havens and Lily Rye Havens.
A memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held in Rye at a future date. Donations in Mrs. Maguire’s memory may be made to San Miguel Academy, 245 Renwick St, Newburgh, NY 12550, or a charity of your choice.