Jeanne McGrath, 96, of Westborough


Jeanne McGrathWestborough – Jeanne (Clingan) McGrath, 96, of Westborough and formerly of Marlborough, and St. Augustine, Fla., died on Sept. 13, 2021, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Marlborough to the late Fredrick and Mary Catherine (Berry) Clingan, Jeanne grew up in Hudson. Jeanne was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1942.

Jeanne worked for many years as the executive secretary and office manager at WSRO in Marlborough and also served as a Notary Public for the radio station.

In younger days, Jeanne was a member of The Ace of Clubs women’s organization. She was an avid reader, enjoyed many cruising vacations with her husband, Mystery rides on Sundays, Senior Center activities such as scrabble, cribbage and bingo but most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Jeanne was a charming, warm, intelligent person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was the wife of the late William J. McGrath, who died in 2019. At the time of his death, the McGraths had been married for 71 years.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Katherine Babitts and her husband Scott of Holliston, Nancy Carreiro of Leominster, Mary Altenhof and her husband William of Marlborough, John McGrath and his wife Debbie of Gardner, Timothy McGrath and his husband Jay of British Columbia, Canada, Thomas McGrath and his wife Tina of Leominster, Richard McGrath of Marlborough, Stephen McGrath and his wife Neth of Westminster, David McGrath and his wife Marybeth of Kennebunk, Maine; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Jeanne was predeceased by her sons, Michael J. McGrath and William J. McGrath Jr., and her brothers, Fredrick J. Clingan and Robert Clingan.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m., at Saint Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.

Donations may be made to Our Danny Cancer Fund, Inc.