Joan Kathryn McGrath
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AGE: 84 • Pensacola, Fla.
What a life!!!…Joan, age 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Pensacola, Fla., surrounded by the love of her husband and loving family. Born to William and Kathryn McDermott, she attended St. Al's High School, graduated with honors from Chestnut Hill College near Philadelphia and received her Masters Degree in Fashion Merchandising from NYU in 1950. She devoted her life to her family both at home and at work. Her unselfishness and caring nature and quick wit and most of all sense of humor brought joy to all. She will forever be respected and loved by all who knew her.
Joan is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Francis Charles (Frank); and her six children and their families, Francis C. Jr. (Frank) and Nancy McGrath, William (Bill) and Virginia McGrath, Marylouise and Fulvio Costantini, Jeanne Marie McGrath and Jerry Koch, Charles P. (Charlie) McGrath and his partner Frank Woodley, Patricia Anne and Scott Rose; nine grandchildren, Shaun, Scott, Angela, Liam, William, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Gae-Charles, and Christopher; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Mia.
A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 29 at Holy Spirit Church in Pensacola, Fla. to celebrate her life. Joan spent her life serving her family and friends…now Mom it's your turn…step through the Gates of Heaven and into Paradise!!!…Love... the Family
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 3, 2013