John McGrath Jr.

Covington, Louisiana

Jul 7, 2003 – Nov 30, 2019 (Age 16)


July 7, 2003
November 30, 2019
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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John McGrath Jr. passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Covington, LA. He was born on July 7, 2003 in Covington, LA to John McGrath Sr. and Lesley Brouillette Smith. He was the stepson of James Smith. John was the loving brother of Hailey Culbreath, Hannah Culbreath, Johnathan Smith, and Lavery Smith. John was preceded in death by his grandparents Glenda and Larry Catanzaro, and great-grandfather Angelo Albano, great-grandmother Doris Brouillette-Johnson, and great-grandfather Malcolm Brouillette. The beloved great-grandson of Gayle Albano and Patricia Nesom. He was the beloved grandson of Michael Brouillette, Richard and Kathy Willie, and Betty Jean Smith. John was the nephew of Jeremy and Lauren Brouillette, Allen Alvarez Jr., Matthew Catanzaro, Pattie and Brent Scherer, Anna and Kyle McDanell, Glenn D. McGrath, Tommy and Tracey Willie, Richard A. Willie, Michelle and Kent Serpas, Shannon Alvarez, Gary and Cindy Mourain, Glenn McGrath, and Karen McGrath. He was the cousin of so many and he loved each and every one of them. John was a sixteen-year-old Junior at Covington High School. He was a Training Officer with the NJROTC and participated in Color Guard. John loved playing on his PS4, camping, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family. He also enjoyed coin collecting, karate, history, and just having fun. John always gave the BEST hugs and was so loving and caring, never meeting a stranger. His smile was beautiful, big, bright and infectious. John was an all-around funny, goofy, young man who was loved by so many. Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM with visitation from 4:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Jude's Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of New Orleans, or a local animal rescue/shelter. Please Share a Memory on the Tribute Wall at

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Your son was the best friend a guy like me could ask for he always had a brilliant smile and amazing smile and its a shame that he is gone may he forever be remembered and never forgotten.

John was one was my best of friends during second period which was JROTC and me and him would always laugh and joke around with the others. I wasn't around when all of this happened, I was at YCP trying to better myself, but I just recently found out about John's death and it tore me apart he was such a fun guy to hang out with at school. I just hope his family is getting through the lose of an amazing and funny guy like John.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. he was my dearest friend and helped me through so many issues and put others before us. I may not know y'all but i love y'all with all my heart.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Lesley and James, my sincerest condolences and prayers for your grievous loss.