John H. McGrath Jr.

December 25, 2019

John H. McGrath Jr.

John H. McGrath Jr. – of Woburn, Decmeber 25th. Beloved father of Michelle Kenney, John McGrath, his girlfriend Kim DeMonico, their mother, Louise McGrath, all of Woburn. Cherished significant other of Linda Scott of Woburn and her children, Laura and Kristin and the late Debbie Aho. Adored grandfather of Amanda, Maggi, Ryan, Dylan, Michael, Joey and Zach. Dear brother of Patricia, Helen, Cathy, Jimmy, Richard and the late Mike McGrath. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and his “grand-pups” Joey and Lily. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, December 31st at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the funeral home from 9 – 11 a.m prior to their service. Remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation 100 Tower Office Park Ste F, Woburn, MA 01801.

John H. McGrath Jr. – 79, of Woburn, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 25th, at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center.

Born in Boston, John was a son of the late Catherine (McCrobbie) and John H. McGrath. He was raised and educated in Brighton and a graduate of Brighton High School. He was a talented baseball player and was drafted by the Boston Braves Farm Team where he played for a short time.

In 1973, John co-founded and was President of Baystate Fire Protection which he operated in Woburn until his retirement.

John was a fun-loving guy with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending winters at his home in Ormond Beach, Florida and playing golf. He also enjoyed watching old movies, listening to Irish Music and old radio shows. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family who meant the world to him. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his beloved children Michelle Kenney, John McGrath, his girlfriend Kim DeMonico and their mother Louise McGrath, all of Woburn. Cherished significant other Linda Scott of Woburn and her children, Laura, Kristin and the late Debbie Aho. Adored grandfather of Amanda, Maggi, Ryan, Dylan, Michael, Joey and Zach. Each of whom brought him great joy, each in their own special way. Dear brother of Patricia, Helen, Cathy, Jimmy, Richard and the late Mike McGrath. Also survived by several wonderful nieces and nephews and (2) English Bulldog Grand Pups, Joey & Lily.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, December 31st at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the funeral home from 9 – 11 a.m prior to their service. Remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation 100 Tower Office Park Ste F, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation 100 Tower Office Park, Ste. F, Woburn, MA 01801.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, December 31st at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the funeral home from 9 – 11 a.m prior to their service. Remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation 100 Tower Office Park Ste F, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. I will miss the long witty conversations, the wild and fast rides through Boston, the crazy Chang An antics, all the jokes and the sarcasm and mostly all the love and care you gave to me, my boys, and my family. You’re a really good man and we are all blessed to have had you in our lives. Miss you and love you always
    Laura

  2. Chet & Barb Bianco

    I remember the time while visiting John & Linda in florida. John wanted to show us a good time, so he drove his Cadillac along the shoreline of Daytona beach as the tide was coming in and they were closing all the entrances to the beach. He was having a great time As i was having visions of floating out to see in his Cadillac ! Fun loving John ! Never to be forgotten…,

  3. How you will be missed. We have so many good memories. Such a fun guy and good to my sister, we love you.

  4. Chuck and Deanna Perry

    Deepest condolences to the McGrath family, extended family, and friends. A bright light has been extinguished. John left many great memories for us all. Never forget the twinkle in his eye and the sense of merriment in his heart. Rest in peace Big John.

  5. Dear McGrath Family, I am so sorry for you loss. What a beautiful tribute written in his honor. My thoughts are with you all. Love Heather (Jones) Rogers

  6. I fondly remember Cape Cod rides with Brother John. Windows wide open, smell of salt air, car mysteriously swerving to side of road and Cape Cod roses in my face. One of a kind were you. Be at rest with Ma and Mikey

  7. Pat and Helen McGrath

    Brother John was always a tease and a jokester. Loved to point out the deficiencies of whatever boyfriend his sisters brought around. He loved betting on games already played with sister Cathy who had no idea games were already over, and could never understand why she always lost😂😂. He delighted in grabbing a kid’s hot dog, taking a bite, and handing it back. He thought it quite humorous to sneak whiskey shots to Ma while she was cooking holiday dinners. This once led to her dropping the turkey on the floor out of the oven , and to his utter delight, she blamed Pat for it😡. Kids thought he was a magician because he could make his Cadillac’s trunk open without being anywhere near it. Although he was selected as a catcher by the Braves, he always knew sister Pat was a better ball player but girls could not play so…..😂😂

  8. Our condolences to everyone. We will always cherish the the times we had together in Florida. We will have a proper send off when you are down south.
    With love,
    Jerry and Linda Kane

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