Anne Y. McGrath
1933 - 2019
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Anne Y. McGrath
Anne Y. McGrath beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Wednesday February 20, 2019. She was the widow of Judge William J McGrath in Fairfield, Connecticut and Haines City, Florida. She is survived by her children Dr. Kevin McGrath of Wethersfield, CT and Kim McGrath Avellino, son-in-law Alfie Avellino, and grandson Liam Avellino of Winter Garden, Florida, her brother Louis Cappucci Jr of Monroe, her sister, the late Irene Geanuracos, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand nephews, and many wonderful friends.
Anne was born in Bridgeport on June 1, 1933. She was a graduate of Central High School (Bridgeport), obtained a BS in Nursing, a Masters of Education from Bridgeport University, and a 6-year in Education Administration from Fairfield University. Anne was a nurse, elementary school teacher, special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She was principal of North Stratfield School in Fairfield for 18 years. She always talked about her North Stratfield family of students, parents and teachers. Anne's smile was infectious and her laugh could light up the room. Her celebration of life will be at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration, Florida on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. Details are on the Winter Oak Funeral Home website winteroakfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers her children suggest a donation in her name to St. Jude's Hospital for children with cancer.

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Published in Connecticut Post & Fairfield Citizen from Mar. 3 to Mar. 8, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAR
9
Celebration of Life
12:30 PM
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February 17, 2020
Walked by this is McGraths house the other night while walking with your neighbor friend and fellow NSS student, and we had nothing but fond memories of a wonderful woman with a contagious laugh! We are both in our 50s and I think it says something when your elementary school principal still holds a strong warm feeling in our hearts. Fond memories of a wonderful woman.
Emily Cicale
Student
February 16, 2020
Time has passed but the memory of someone like Mrs. McGrath will never be forgotten. Sorrow for her loss will be felt forever. Sorry for you Kim and Kevin. Your Mom was a treasure that will shine and be loved forever. God give you His Graces and best to you all. Maria Maffucci
Maria Maffucci
Friend
March 11, 2019
M-R-S. M-C-G R-A-T-H! Sang to the tune of Mickey Mouse' from the NSS Class of 1995. What a special woman. Much love to her family.
Amy Ganley
March 9, 2019
NSS Class of 1978- Wonderful woman- she was an amazing woman who was loved by all her students!
Emily Cox- Cicale
March 8, 2019
Dear Kim and Kevin, I just wanted to give my condolences!
You can only celebrate her life! She was a terrific roll model, and had a great suporting husband! Two marvelous kids!
I can remember our days on Davis and Lockwood Rd!
Sincerely, Sam Sales
Samuel Sales
March 8, 2019
Samuel Sales
March 6, 2019
To the McGrath family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was such a wonderful principal and many of us have such fond memories of her and NSS. We can still hear her infectious laugh. She will be remembered as such a caring and happy person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May her smile and your memories bring you peace at this sad time.
Lorraine Cappella
March 5, 2019
Dr. McGrath. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Pete Stansfield
March 5, 2019
TO THE FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. PSALMS 83;18.
March 4, 2019
Anne was a wonderful Principal of NSS and a pleasure to work with on the PTA. Easily approachable and she always had a smile and encouraging word for the children. My kids always looks forward to trick-or-treating at her house, because she was sure to have special treats for her NSS students. We are honored to have known Anne.
Joanne Bartmess
March 3, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family of Anne. May she be at peace.
She left a deep imprint and made a significant contribution to the high quality of education in the Fairfield Public Schools.
Anne will be missed by her many friends.
Joseph and Jean Zapytowski
Joseph S Zapytowski
March 3, 2019
I had your mother for 6th grade in 1970-71 and still remember how much I loved her! Favorite teacher ever with her twinkling eyes and love of a party! Sending my deepest sympathies for your loss. Amy Okubo (Greenberg).
March 3, 2019
Mrs. McGrath was my sixth grade teacher at Osborn Hill and my favorite elementary school teacher. She made learning fun and interesting while giving you the space to be yourself. I adored her. Rest in Peace Anne.
Lucie Aldridge Fralicks
March 3, 2019
God will embrace Anne and know she served Him well. Sooo sad that she is not here on earth to spread her love, compassion and loving words of wisdom. Thank you God for giving our world such s beautiful child you will now have with you. I loved you Anne McGrath.
Kim, so sorry for your loss....she loved you so much. Dr. McGrath sad for you and wish all to thank God for Anne McGrath.
Maria Maffucci
Maria Maffucci
February 26, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
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