John J. McGrath, 89, of Hudson


John J. McGrath

Hudson – John J. McGrath, 89, of Hudson and formerly of West Roxbury and Ocean Ridge, Fla., died Jan. 19, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham.

He was born and raised in West Roxbury, and was the son of the late John L. and Annie J. (Clark) McGrath. John was a graduate of Roslindale High School and worked at East Pharmacy.

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He retired from the New England Telephone Company, and was a member of the IBEW.

John was a talented musician and had the ability of playing his piano by ear without having seen it notated in any form of sheet music.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough, and will be remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle.

He leaves his beloved sister, Mary E. McGrath of Hudson; his sister-in-law, Alice M. (McCarthy) McGrath of Wrentham; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Leo E. McGrath of Norwood, late Ann T. (McGrath) Demeo, and late brother-in-law Julian Demeo Jr. of Hudson.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel at St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham. Burial will follow in Holyhood Cemetery, 584 Heath St., Brookline. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., in the Chapel at St. Patrick’s Manor. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.

All are invited to sign John’s online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Apostolate Needs of Opus Dei, Woodlawn Foundation, 56 Harrison St., Suite 401, New Rochelle, NY 10801.