HENNIKER - Patrick Joseph O'Grady Jr., 74, of Henniker, passed away at his residence surrounded by family on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
Born in Queens, N.Y., on Jan. 29, 1939, he was the youngest of four sons to Patrick and Elizabeth (Clark) O'Grady Sr.
Patrick excelled at life, education and athletics. He played football for John Adams High School and was selected to play for the PSAL Coaches' Official All-Scholastic teams. He was the captain of the 1955 and 1956 PSAL First Team. He coached football when he returned to New York after the service.
Pat served his country for seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps
. He attended school throughout his service, including the colleges of William & Mary and Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus.
He was a founding partner and principal of O'Grady and Siegel, a national contract furniture company in NYC. He sold the company in 1985 prior to moving to Florida with his wife Alma.
While in Florida, he studied and became a certified financial planner. He later taught the CFP curriculum while running his business consulting and financial planning practices, retiring just a few years ago.
He loved music, had a beautiful singing voice and would happily share his talent wherever he would go. Pat was a student of history and very passionate about politics. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, hosting gatherings and sharing his self-taught gourmet cooking skills.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Alma (Yoss) O'Grady; three daughters, Erin Hennigar and her husband Mark of Henniker, Kathleen Blacquiere and her husband Gary of Winchendon, Mass., and Patricia Brooks of Winchendon, Mass.; and son Christopher O'Grady and his wife Meric of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Briana Hennigar, Katelyn Hennigar, Pheonix Nicholas, Dana Nicholas, and Shamus O'Grady; sisters-in-laws Dorothy O'Grady, Frances O'Grady and Marcia Null; as well as many nephews, nieces cousins and many dear friends His brothers Jack O'Grady of New York; Billy O'Grady of Connecticut and Donald O'Grady of Louisiana predecease him.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral on Saturday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to New Hampshire Food Bank.
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