Judy Ann (Grant) McGrath

May 5, 2022

Judy Ann (Grant) McGrath

Judy Ann (Grant) McGrath – of Woburn, died peacefully, May 5th at the age of seventy. Beloved wife of 47 years to Edmund F. McGrath. Treasured mother of William T. McGrath and Joseph D. McGrath, his wife Kimberly, all of Woburn. Adoring grandmother and best friend of Stella Theresa McGrath. Cherished sister of Daniel R. Grant, his wife Julie of Beverly, Sheree Zizik, her husband Raymond of Gloucester and the late Ronald Grant, his wife Linda of East Hampstead, NH. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday, May 10th, from 3-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 11th at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

Judy Ann (Grant) McGrath – of Woburn, died peacefully, May 5th at the age of seventy. She was the beloved wife of Edmund F. McGrath, with who she would have celebrated 47 years of marriage of July 11th. 

Judy was born in Somerville, MA, a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Beatrice (Hudson) Grant. She was raised and educated in Woburn, graduating Woburn High School with the Class of 1969. She was a talented athlete growing up and especially enjoyed basketball, field hockey and the varsity tennis team.

After high school, she received her LPN certificate from Chelsea Soldiers Home. It was a not an easy feat but Judy passed the state boards on her very first time. She furthered her education and earned her Registered Nursing Degree from North Shore Community College, after successfully passing het State Board examination. 

Judy was a medical professional who dedicated her life to serving others. She began her nursing career at the Malden Hospital and worked for many years as a Registered Nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. The lives of many people were surely impacted by Judy’s medical skills, but more so likely from her heart and compassion.

 Throughout her life, Judy was a caregiver, always putting her family, her friends, and her patients before herself.  She was a loving, warm, sweet, but quietly tough woman, with a fighting spirit who never gave up – as she silently fought and won a 30 year battle with Hepatitis C.

Judy loved going to the beach. Sitting oceanside getting a tan was her idea of fun and relaxation. Maybe you saw her at Hampton Beach, or possibly Jenness Beach in Rye, likely with a special little girl. As long as it had waves, sun and sand, she loved it, especially the beaches of Booth Bay Harbor and Bar Harbor! 

She would look forward to trips with her loving husband Ed, and enjoyed sitting poolside at the Bellagio curiously Beautiful People watching without a jealous bone in her body. Judy was a beautiful lady inside and out. 

The light of her life was her granddaughter, Stella. They had an inseparable bond and she loved showering her with gifts, playing hide and seek, watching SpongeBob, and eating “Nana’s Mac and cheese”.  She enjoyed playing all the different imaginative games Stella would come up with each day – with an ear to ear smile on her face the entire time. 

 Along with her husband Edmund, Judy is survived and will be deeply missed by her sons William T. McGrath and Joseph D. McGrath, his wife Kimberly, all of Woburn. Adoring grandmother and best friend of Stella Theresa McGrath. Cherished sister of Daniel R. Grant, his wife Julie of Beverly, Sheree Zizik, her husband Ray of Gloucester and the late Ron Grant, his wife Linda of East Hampstead, NH. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday, May 10th, from 3-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 11th at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday, May 10th, from 3-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 11th at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

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  1. Brendan C Doherty

    Eddie, so sorry to hear about the death of your wife. May she rest in peace.

  2. Tricia Maguire Keenan

    Dear Mr. McGrath and family: I am very sorry to learn about the passing of your wife/mother/grandmother/friend. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. May her memory be eternal.

  3. Susan Carner

    Judy I will always remember our laughs at family gatherings. You’re having your time now with Mom, Dad, Ron and Ryan.
    Eddie my heart is broken for you and your family. Love and Prayers to all.

  4. Jerry Persson

    Rest in peace Judy. You have earned your wings having been such a loving wife and mother as well as a close friend to so many.

  5. Christine L Meehan

    So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet person. RIP.
    Christine Hanley Meehan

  6. Mary D. Wall

    Eddie, Will and Joey I am so very sorry for your loss. Judy was one of the kindest and sweetest persons I’ve ever known…RIP, you’ll be well greeted! Love, Denise

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