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John C. Grady, 90

WORCESTER - John C. Grady, 90, of Worcester, died Friday morning, February 3, 2017 at the Odd Fellows Home, 101 Randolph Road, Worcester, after a short illness.

He leaves a cousin Mary Jo Coyne, who shared the family home with John. He also leaves several other cousins. His sister Mary J. Grady died in 1980. His brother Paul J. Grady died in 2007.

John was born in Worcester, son of John J. and Anne E. (Coyne) Grady. He graduated from the former Academy of Sacred Heart in 1943.

John was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving six years on naval ships in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters as a second class gunner's mate. He was a Navy sailor aboard the Destroyer Fred T. Berry and the Aircraft Carrier USS Palus.

John graduated from Becker Junior College in 1950, where he was a member of the Phi Theta Pi Fraternity.

John was a chief materials supervisor for United Engineers of Philadelphia and Raytheon Engineers & Constructors for 39 years, retiring in 1986. He participated in the building of steel mills and power plants throughout the country.

John was a member of Our Lady of Providence Parish, the former Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Alhambra Council of the Knights of Columbus, and the Vernon Hill American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Salvation Army Founders Club and the Boys Club Alumni Association.

John enjoyed travelling, especially to Las Vegas, and cruise ships to St. Thomas. He was a great sports fan and followed the Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots faithfully.

There will be a calling hour Monday, February 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, 228 Lincoln St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to Our Lady of Providence Parish, 236 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2017.
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October 3, 2017
John was a great guy and an even greater friend..Have known John for 40 years...Sorry I missed his passing in Feb...just found out the sad news today..I will miss him..
Harry Ruffner 5 Pine St. Exeter, NH 03833
Harry Ruffner
February 15, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

John came to my wedding 1981 and he caught the bouquet. He was a dear friend of my father, Michael Cunniff. They worked together at Seabrook Station.
Lillian Gilbert
February 5, 2017
John was not only my godfather, but he was a genuinely nice guy! He will surely be missed. Mary, although no words can ease the pain you must feel by this loss, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Terri Groccia
February 5, 2017
Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.

Your loved one will always be a part of our country's story. As such, their sacrifice on behalf of our nation will always be honored.

In deepest sympathy.
A Grateful American
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