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Alfred "Al" P. McGrath

June 20, 1930 ~ April 6, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Alfred "Al" McGrath Obituary

 Alfred “Al” Patrick McGrath, age 92, of Rowley, died peacefully at Masconomet Health Care in Topsfield on Thursday, April 6, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

  “Al” was a dependable, intelligent, and caring man. He worked as a Train Conductor on the MBTA for 30 years while raising his four sons in Foxboro. He later became a custodian at Westwood and Rowley Public Libraries, where he shared his love of books with those he worked with.

An avid reader of mystery novels, he also shared his love of words playing countless games of Scrabble and doing crossword puzzles with his eldest son, Joe. Like all his sons, “Al” was also a sports fanatic. He spent much time enjoying Boston games, and almost never missed an opportunity to watch his grandchildren play the sports that they loved. 

“Al” was a lover of a good meal, good conversation, and good music, and spent much time outside doing yard work. Most of all though, he loved his family who loved him just as much.

 “Al” is predeceased by his loving wife, Anne (Mahoney) McGrath, and son, Joseph McGrath. Who he loved dearly.

Survivors include Daughter-in-Law, Nancy McGrath, widow of Joseph McGrath, Son,  Robert and wife Anna, Son, Kevin and partner Kim, Son, Justin and wife Rosie. Grandchildren; Daniel, Stephanie, Christina, Julianna, Andrew, Cassandra. Great-Granddaughter; Lyla.

Pallbearers: Robert McGrath, Kevin McGrath, Justin McGrath, Daniel McGrath, Michael Zdzieblo, and Jonathan Schlecht.

In lieu of flowers, the McGrath Family asks that a donation be made to Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Donations can be sent by mail to: Lois Pope LIFE Center, 1095 NW 14th Terrace
Miami, FL 33136 USA. or made online at

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 9 – 11 a.m., at F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  at Saint Mary Parish, 196 Main St., Rowley at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Rowley Burial Ground will follow.

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Arrangements are entrusted to F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home of Rowley, Massachusetts. 


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April 15, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home
14 Independent St.
Rowley, MA 01969

Mass of Christian Burial
April 15, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Mary Parish
202 Main Street
Rowley, MA 01969

April 15, 2023

12:45 PM
Rowley Burial Ground


Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
1095 N.W. 14th Terrace, Miami FL 33136
Tel: 1-305-243-7147


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