Barbara A. McGrath, 88, of Hudson


Barbara A. McGrathHudson – Barbara A. “Bunnie” (Callahan) McGrath, 88, formerly of Marlborough, died July 13, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center. Her husband, Robert J. McGrath, died in 1996.

She was born, raised and educated in Marlborough, the daughter of the late John and Della (Cunningham) Callahan, and was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1949.

Barbara worked at Golden’s on Main Street and for New England Telephone and Telegraph. She was a member of St. Matthias Church. A member of the Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham Senior Centers and was a Forty-Niner.

She was kind, caring and fiercely independent and was affectionately known as “Gram” to everyone. She also enjoyed playing the slots on her iPad and at Foxwoods. She was a diehard Red Sox fan. She loved to crochet and made countless hats, scarves and afghans for foster children.

She leaves her daughter, Kathleen A. McGrath of Hudson; two sons, Robert J. McGrath Jr. of Marlborough and Daniel M. McGrath of Weymouth; a sister, Dorothy DeArcangelis of Hudson; four grandsons and four granddaughters; five great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mack, Dick, Robert, James and Mary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m., in St. Matthias Church, Hemenway Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough. Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 18, from 5-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Milford Regional Medical Center.

All are invited to sign Barbara’s online guestbook at