Thomas J. McGrath|
Born: April 28, 1934; Ottawa, IL
Died: June 18, 2014; Joliet, IL
Thomas J. McGrath, age 80, of Joliet, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
He was born April 28, 1934 to the late Marie (nee McLaughlin) and Frank McGrath in Ottawa, Illinois where he was raised and educated. A graduate of St. Ambrose College, Tom was a longtime Shorewood /Joliet resident, who retired from the mortgage banking profession as a partner with McGrath-Nelson Agency/Triad Mortgage Insurance. Beloved husband of the late Wanda (nee Honer); loving father of Kelly (Andrew) Schaller, Kathleen (William) Hibler, Karen (William) Chignoli and Patrick (Sandy) McGrath; devoted and beloved grandfather of Daniel (Amanda) and Sarah Schaller; Stacey and Eric Hibler; Anthony, John, Matthew, Joseph and Jacob Chignoli; Ally and Maegan McGrath; dear brother of Bill (Jean) McGrath, Betty Ann (late Jack) Ahern, the late Joanne (late Gene) Batliner and Mary (late Tom) Hepburn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.
Tom enjoyed coaching youth sports, especially his latest tenure at the Cathedral of St. Raymond where he coached the Junior High baseball team for over 15 years.
A Memorial Mass for Thomas J. McGrath will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, 604 N. Raynor Avene, Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Cathedral of St. Raymond.
Arrangements by Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. For information: 815-741-5500 www.fredcdames.com
Published in The Herald-News from June 19 to June 20, 2014