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Patrick Jude McGrath

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Patrick Jude McGrath

AGE: 82 • Stuart, FL

Patrick Jude McGrath, 82, Of Stuart, Florida, passed away on September 29, 2017 in Stuart.

He was born on September 15, 1935 in Kells County, Meath, Ireland. He was the youngest of 9 children. He was preceded in death by his Mom, Annie, his Dad, Richard, who was a member of the guard that protected the Queen Mother; his sisters, Maureen, Kay, Connie, Lil, Bridie and his brothers, Eddie and Dick. His sister Rose, who is now 91 years, still lives in Ireland. Patrick has 15 nieces and nephews who all loved to listen to all his tall stories about his adventures in America

Patrick left home at a young age to work in County Galway, Ireland. He then went to London, England and trained as a painter and decorator in the 1950's. At the age of 24, Patrick headed to America to expand his career as he loved interior design as he had a great eye for color schemes. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Patrick settled into New Jersey, where he had his own business as a master painter and wallpaperer within Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He was a member of Fairway Mews Golf Club, where he resided as well. He was a daily communicant at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Spring Lake, New Jersey.

In his retirement he then moved to Stuart, Florida and lived at the Stuart Yacht and Country Club. There he joined the golf club, where he enjoyed playing his favorite sport. He was a daily communicant at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stuart. He was loved by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stuart.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 4, 2017
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