Constance “Connie” M. (Ward) McGrath

November 12, 2020

Constance “Connie” M. (Ward) McGrath

Constance “Connie” M. (Ward) McGrath – of Woburn, November 12th at the age of sixty-two. Beloved wife of Michael McGrath. Devoted mother of Michael McGrath of Watertown and Eric McGrath of Woburn. Dear sister of Catherine Mellen of Nashua and the late Stephen Ward. Also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and friends.Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Connie’s Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 18th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 8:30– 9:45 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Connie’s honor to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

Constance “Connie” M. (Ward) McGrath – of Woburn, died peacefully November 12th at the age of sixty-two after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 31 years to Michael McGrath.

Born in Cambridge, Connie was the beloved daughter of the late Walter and M. Constance (Emerson) Ward. She was raised in Lexington and a graduate of Lexington High School.

For over 36 years, Connie worked as a secretary for the Cambridge Public School System.

Connie was a strong, loving and selfless wife, mother, sister and friend who gave herself to others. She had a deep and devout faith in God and was very active in St. Charles Church as well as the St. Francis Assisi Group, where she met and made many friends. She also volunteered her time as a CCD teacher where she helped instill the catholic faith in others. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.  

Along with her husband Michael, Connie is survived by her two sons, Michael McGrath of Watertown and Eric McGrath of Woburn. Dear sister of Catherine Mellen of Nashua and the late Stephen Ward. Also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Connie’s Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 18th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 8:30– 9:45 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Connie’s honor to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Connie’s Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 18th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 8:30– 9:45 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Connie’s honor to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. So sorry and sad to hear of Connie’s passing. I will miss her greatly- especially during Relay for Life season. She was always so friendly, thoughtful, and great company. I saw Connie recently walking up Montvale while I was walking down on the other side of the street . She looked good and I’m glad we had a chance for quick waves and hellos ❤️.Michael, Mike and Eric you are in my thoughts and prayers …Peace

  2. I am heartbroken over the passing of Connie. She was always full of happiness and laughter. We had so many fun times at the lake that I will forever cherish. Connie was one of the sweetest, kindest people I ever had the privilege of calling a friend. She is with her mom, dad, and brother in heaven and I hope you can find some comfort in knowing she is with Jesus. She was so loved and will be so missed.

  3. I was heartbroken to learn of Connie’s passing. I knew her through CPS. She was eternally warm and helpful. She is deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Connie was such a lovely, warm soul. I am so sorry she is no longer in your lives anymore, but you know she is up there with the angels looking over you…

  5. Michael, Michael Jr., Eric and Catherine My heart breaks for all of you. Connie was a dear friend and extremely special person. I am so sad and sorry that I am unable to attend the wake and Mass due to covid and my husband’s stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis.
    I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  6. I was so incredibly sorry to hear about dear Connie. I have so many wonderful memories at the lake over the years…so much laughter. Connie, you were such a wonderful daughter, wife and mother and will be forever missed.
    Love,
    Kellie Flynn

  7. Pauline and Donald Chamberlain

    Dear Michael, Michael, and Eric how very sorry we were to hear about Connie and shocked. We saw and talked to her a few weeks back at the 10 mass. Thought she looked so good. She was always so pleasant. Taking care of Eric as a young boy we always enjoyed talking to her and all of you. You all have always been in our thoughts, now more than ever. Love Pauline and Don Chamberlain

  8. Theresa Harrington

    Thinking of all Connie’s family. She was always willing to help me with the work I do for the Cambridge Education Association, no matter how busy she was. She was kind, caring and considerate of others. I am sorry sorry for your loss.

  9. Mike, Mike & Eric,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Connie was such a kind and caring person.
    Connie always had a smile and warm hello for all of us.
    We will miss her.
    Kevin & Sharon, Pat & Elise, Maura, Chris

  10. So sorry to hear of Connie Mary’s passing. I talked to her recently and apologized for not calling sooner, she told me the phone works both ways and not to worry. I wish I had spent more time with her. She is the most beautiful, caring and kindest person I know. Always a smile on her face. Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin, please tell your parents, Stephen and my parents I love them and miss but not your cat Ringo, he was scary mean 😀. Michael, Mike and Eric I am so sorry for your loss, may her memory always bring a smile to your faces ❤️. Catherine, you not only lost a sister, you lost your best friend, I am so so sorry ❤️

    I Love You All ❤️❤️
    Cousin Chrissy

  11. Connie was a fun loving, outgoing person who always had a smile. She was an excellent co worker and an exceptional friend to all. She will be missed dearly. May she rest in peace.

  12. I’m so sadden by the loss of my dear cousin. So many memories of growing up together either at our home in Bedford, MA or camp in Windham, NH and Connie Mary’s house in Lexington or camp on Winnisquam Lake. Such a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts and prayers to all of you during this very difficult time. Connie Mary will always remain in my heart and our memories will always bring a smile. I love you Connie Mary always and forever. xoxo

  13. Maryann Dellinger

    May you Rest In Peace Connie, you’re battle is done.
    I will always remember our pilgrimages to Assisi.
    You were always fun to travel with and pray with.
    Your faith was an inspiration to all of us.

  14. Dear Mike,
    I am heartbroken to just have read Cliff’s email that Connie has passed. Truly, as Cliff stated, Connie is a Saint!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your sons and all the family.
    May you all feel God’s Peace during this very difficult time.
    With our deepest sympathy, Janice and Roger Palmer

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