Thomas McGrath
Thomas R. McGrath, JD, retired Lt. CPD, Air Force Vietnam Veteran; beloved husband of Colette nee Roche; loving father of Patrick CPD, Clare (Ryan) Milott and Maricolette; cherished grandfather of Maggie, Maureen, Frank, Patrick, and Ryan; dear brother of Maureen (Gil) Sanks and the late Joanne (Chuck Ret. CPD) Jones, Margaret (James Ret. CPD) Fahey; special cousin of the late Cathy Suchan and Danny McGrath; beloved in-law of the Roche Clan; fond uncle of many; friend to all who knew him. Visitation Tuesday from 4:00 PM until Mass of Christian Burial 7:30 PM at St. Juliana Church, 7201 N. Oketo. *Covid -19 protocols will be followed, and space is limited, please wear a mask and pay your respects quickly so others may do the same. * All are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt in honor of Tom's retirement from his wonderful life. Interment Private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brotherhood for the Fallen; also, Tom proudly donated a kidney and would encourage all to consider organ donation. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

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Published by Chicago Tribune on May 2, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
4
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
St. Juliana Church
7201 N. Oketo
May
4
Mass of Christian Burial
7:30p.m.
St. Juliana Church
7201 N. Oketo
Funeral services provided by:
Gibbons Family Funeral Home
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Dear Colette and family of Tom. I am sorry for your loss. Tom was a great soul that saw the humor in most people!
Kathleen Margolis
May 6, 2021
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. At the request of Anastasia DeLeo, Tom will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
May 6, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of Tommy. He was a friend to all and one of the greatest men on the CPD. Everyone who knew Tom loved him. He will be missed by many. Prayers and condolences to Collette and the family.
Bill & Jan Conklin
May 5, 2021
My deepest condolences to Patrick and the McGrath family. Tom was a true gentleman and class act. May God bless him and his family.
Dominick Ciccola
May 5, 2021
One of the finest person's I have ever known
Donald J Farrell
May 4, 2021
The "Doctor" is at rest. Collette, your Tom has always been well loved and appreciated by his CPD family. He accomplished much in this life - much with your company - and he will be busy, we're sure, in the next. Collette, you, Tom, the McGrath-Roche Clan will stay in our prayers.
Ed and Linda O'Reilly
May 4, 2021
May God receive Thomas McGrath into his open loving arms for his ultimate welcome home Rip brotherhood Nam 66-67
Allan Schaefer
May 4, 2021
Colette, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Tom. We will be keeping the McGrath and Roche families in our prayers. Frank and Rita(Kernaghan) Thornton
Rita Kernaghan Thornton
May 4, 2021
Colette & Family, we are sorry to hear of Tom's passing, he will be missed. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Maureen & Ron Blake
May 4, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the McGrath family. I had the honor of working with Tom in the Auto Theft Section, he was a great guy and will be missed.
Hector Rodriguez
May 4, 2021
I don´t know where to start with Tom. He is one of the most remarkable people I ever met. We first met at the Jewel food store at 4624 W. Madison when we were kids. He was one of the "Peanut Park Boys" from St. Thomas. 13 of us became the Police out of that store thanks to Ray Stoppa (he worked security) talking us into joining. We had a ball working there. Always remember the smirk Tommy had like he was doing something mischievous . Everybody loved Tom and so did I. I will sorely miss him. Collette I´m so glad he came into my life.
John OShea
May 3, 2021
R.I.P. I knew Tom from Austin and the auto theft section. Good guy. Always a gentleman.
Bill Woitowich
May 3, 2021
I worked with Tommy in Auto Theft, a true gentleman who had a way of making you think you were the most important person on earth. He will be missed but he´s in a better place.
Jack Terretta
May 3, 2021
Colette, we are very saddened to learn of Tom´s passing. He always had a great welcome for everyone and a nonstop smile. May your memories comfort you and all the family in the days and weeks ahead. God rest him...
Ellen and Jim Jones
May 3, 2021
Prince. Tears. Lucky to have known him. I´m so sorry for your troubles as Tom would say. Condolences to all of his friends and family.
Sue Chevalier
May 3, 2021
Paddy, Phyllis and the Kids
May 3, 2021
Sorry for your loss Patrick and Family.
Jim Driskill
May 3, 2021
To the McGrath family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. Even though I have not seen Tom in quite a few years I always remember Tom as just a great guy.Condolences to you all and may he Rest In Peace.
Jim Treslo
May 3, 2021
Oh no what a prince he was . The world is a bit darker now that Tom has passed. He was my neighbor , my friend , my teacher. A Kind soul , may God welcome a true warrior into the kingdom of Heaven . God bless his family.
Kevin Finnegan
May 2, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Tom´s passing. He was such a great guy and will be missed by so many.
Maureen Ziegenhorn
May 2, 2021
Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to Pat and the family. May your memories bring you comfort. May eternal light shine upon him.
Mr & Mrs James Truhlar
May 2, 2021
Sympathy to the McGrath family. We had a cottage next to Tommy in Delavan back in the 70s.
Maureen Flavin (Hayes)
May 2, 2021
"Friend to many" is an understatement as this is one of the classiest men to ever come out of the West Side of Chicago! RIP, Tommy! JPH
James Patrick Hester
May 2, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss and remember getting together with Tom's mom and dad who was a cousin of my mother (Ellen McGreevy nee McGrath) and all his family when we were young. God bless Colette and family during this sad time.
Bill & Liz Galligan and Family
May 2, 2021
The Safehouse
May 2, 2021
Tommy was a wonderful, gentle man. We are so sorry Colette and family for the loss of your beloved husband, dad, grandpa.
Julianne Joyce
May 2, 2021
Colette and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. He will not be forgotten. My sympathies to all.
Bonnie Basile Graham
May 2, 2021