Peter McGrain, age 69, died on Sunday, August 3, 2014. He was born on March 25, 1945 in Queens, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, John McGrain and Muriel Miller McGrain; and his brothers, John and Stephen.
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Peter was a retired teacher and swim coach. He earned a Ph.D from the University of Maryland. Peter was an avid Wolfpack fan and enjoyed swimming, surfing, boating and fishing. He was also an active member of the YMCA and a Knight of Columbus throught Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Peter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bernadette Hanna McGrain; his son Matthew and wife Therese and grandson Henry; his daughter Maryann Hopper and husband Brandon and grandson Arlo. He is also survived by his siblings Michael, James, Kevin, Eileen and Maureen.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Rocky Mount.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 315 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or the
of Raleigh, 11 South Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27683.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home - Rocky Mount
1130 N. Winstead Ave Rocky Mount , NC 27804
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Aug. 7, 2014