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Edward F. McGrath

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Edward F. McGrath, 71, of Eastham, passed away June 30, at Cape Cod Hospital. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Nellie McGrath of Dorchester, wife Anne (Webber) McGrath, daughter Cheryl Mancini and grandson Tony Giarmo. He was a Jack of all trades throughout his life, having worked at the Navy shipyard in Boston, as a roofer, and founder of Quality Painting and Power Washing on the Cape, prior to his retirement. Edward was unique with a quick wit and an often sarcastic sense of humor that was evident within minutes of meeting him. He was the life of the party. If you were lucky enough to be a friend, he was loyal and dependable. Ed had strong opinions on many topics and would share them with anyone, anywhere, anytime. An avid sports fan, he especially looked forward to the college and professional football season every fall. A proud member of the RRMC of Dorchester. Ed is survived by his children Lori and husband Mark OConnell of N. Easton; Tammy and husband Tom McFarland of Hingham; Lisa Giarmo of Brockton; Edward III of Quincy; and Molly Jean of Brewster; his brother Bill and wife Carol of Lakeland, FL. Ed leaves four grandchildren, Alison, Maggie, Callie and Collin. Other special people to him were Barbara (Marino) Spear and Betty Fitzgerald. Edward leaves his loving partner of several years, Janet Demetri of Eastham. There will be a memorial celebration on Thursday, July 10, between 5-8 p.m. at Salerno's, 196 Onset Avenue, Onset, Massachusetts. There will also be a celebration of his life and legacy in September on Cape Cod.

Published in The Enterprise on July 10, 2014
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