In Memory Of

Catherine J. McGrath

Oakley, California

Guest Book

gary and laura mullen

September 16, 2011


As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand

nadine zimmerman

August 08, 2011 | Antioch, CA

I can't imagine driving down C Street without the hope that your mom will be out tending her plants, like she was often and I would get to say hello. Her love and joy was contagious and I was always so happy to get a "shot of Cathy" when I could. I know how terribly you will miss her (and your dad). I love you all.

laura (jen) britto

August 08, 2011 | Antioch

My memories of her are all of a smiling happy woman. She treated us like family. She was the epitome of goodness and love. We all lost a friend, but you (Mcgraths) lost even more. My heart and prayers go with you.

mike courtney

August 08, 2011 | Bullhead City, AZ

Dear McGrath Family;Very sorry to read of your mother,,,,,,,,,s passine,her and your dad Jim and I were good friends in Antioch for many years.

terri walker murray

August 08, 2011 | Sparks, NV

Thinking of warm buttered tortillas after school, sleeping out in the backyard when the house was too hot, and hugs that smelled like floor polish and endust. I think of monarch butterflies, marriages that last, big white Christmas trees and love. Such a special lady, she will be missed, and remembered.
My love to all the McGrath family.


Catherine's Obituary

Catherine J. McGrath Nov. 4, 1926 - July 28, 2011 Resident of Antioch Catherine J. McGrath passed away at home in the arms of her loving family on July 28, 2011, after a sudden illness. Catherine was born on November 4, 1926, in Garrett Hill, PA. The daughter of Bambino and Anna Marrella,...

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