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Mary F. (Duane) McGrath

July 23, 1935 ~ October 9, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mary F. (Duane) McGrath, 87, passed away on Sunday, October 9th, 2022.  She was born on July 23, 1935 to Frederic J. and Helen (Palmer) Duane in Groton, Massachusetts.  She was the wife of the late John “Jack” McGrath and was a lifelong Groton resident.


Mary loved her family, friends, faith and her hometown.  One of her greatest joys was being a Nana.


She was the beloved mother of three daughters: Lisa Coates and her husband Peter of Grafton, Susan Funk and her husband Tracy of Ashby, and Maura Navin and her husband John of Lunenburg, and loving grandmother of five cherished grandsons: Jake, Drew, Sean, Brendan and Anthony.


Mary is also survived by her brother-in-law, James Lizotte, a very special niece, Maureen Belley, and many other nieces and nephews.  She was the devoted sister of the late Ann Lizotte.


Visiting hours will be held in the McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Thursday, October 13th from 5 - 8 p.m. Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace worshipping at St. James  Church, 13 St. James Ave., Groton, MA on Friday, October 14th at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Groton Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice.






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October 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McGaffigan Family Funeral Home
37 Main St. (Rte 113)
Pepperell, MA 01463

Mass of Christian Burial
October 14, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Parish worshipping at St. James Church
13 St. James Avenue
West Groton, MA 01450


Groton Cemetery
242 Hollis St
Groton, MA 01450


Charity of one's choice


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