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(Age 63)  

Of Falls Church, VA, died Monday, September 10, 2012 at Virginia Hospital Center Arlington.
Francis was born in Plainfield, NJ on March 23, 1949. He was married to Patricia L McGrath in August 1972.
He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, NJ in 1967. Francis received his degree from Georgetown University in 1970 and then went on to graduate from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975. He was a dedicated and inspiring cardiologist at Virginia Hospital Center Arlington for more than 35 years.
Francis is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patti, daughter, Kelly McDonald and her husband, Graham, of Sandy Springs, Ga and cherished grandson, Elliott.
He also leaves behind three sisters, Mary Jane Mangan (Clarks Summit, PA), Margie Heinz (Tucson, AZ), Kathy Roman (Jackson, NJ).
The family will be receiving friends and colleagues at the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203, on Wednesday, September 12 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 13 at the Cathedral of St Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane Arlington, VA 22203. Interment National Memorial Park.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 11, 2012
Francis John McGrath
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4510 Wilson Boulevard | Arlington, VA 22203 | (703) 920-4800
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