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In Memory of

John E. McGrath

January 29, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


McGRATH, John E., lifelong resident of Norwood, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018. He was 83 years of age.
Born in Norwood, son of the late Richard and Ellen (Collins) McGrath. He was a proud U.S. Airforce veteran. John was a member of the Norwood Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and a member of the Romeo Club. He loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Nashville which were 2 of his favorite places. His first and most loved pastime was spending time with his family, and he...

McGRATH, John E., lifelong resident of Norwood, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018. He was 83 years of age.
Born in Norwood, son of the late Richard and Ellen (Collins) McGrath. He was a proud U.S. Airforce veteran. John was a member of the Norwood Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and a member of the Romeo Club. He loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Nashville which were 2 of his favorite places. His first and most loved pastime was spending time with his family, and he was an avid fan of all sports.
Beloved husband of Pauline (Girard) McGrath; loving father of Jeanne McGrath of Norwood and her fiancÚ Bill Edmondson, John McGrath and his wife Debra of Mansfield, and Patricia Provencal of Merrimack, NH. Cherished grandfather of Shannon and Kaitlin McGrath and Alyssa and Ryan Provencal; devoted brother of Helen Pruell and her late husband Frank of Walpole, Richard "Red" McGrath and his wife Eleanor of Centerville, and the late Robert and his wife Irene, whom survives of Milton. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of John E. McGrath may be made to the Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research, 800 Washington Street, PO Box 245, Boston, MA 02111.