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Edward McGrath

October 11, 1957 ~ November 28, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old


It is with deep sadness that the family of Edward McGrath, announces his passing on November 28, 2022.  "Eddie", as he was known by all, was born and raised in Jersey City before moving to Bayonne many years ago.

After attending Marist High School, and Jersey City State College, Eddie's strong work ethic led him to a position with PSE&G.  He later worked as a skilled welder with Papp Iron Works, Inc. in Plainfield, NJ for more than 10 years. 

Eddie was a loyal and diehard fan of the New York Yankees, the Miami Dolphins, and the Florida State Seminoles. His passion for sports was something he truly enjoyed bonding over with his son, Shawn.  Eddie's great sense of humor and outgoing personality never failed to create a laugh or a smile.  He was especially entertaining when he would sing along to songs by Taylor Swift to amuse his daughter, Vanessa.  He enjoyed life's simple pleasures such as taking walks with his good friend, Jerry Caprio, and watching his favorite TV shows and movies, The Honeymooners, Frankenstein, and Dragnet, as well as listening to his favorite music by the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. 

Eddie appreciated all the fond memories he had with his lifelong friend Pete Sgardelis, and reminisced of the good times they had together in their younger years.  Above all else, the deep love Eddie had for his children was undeniable and the sparkle in his eye was even brighter when he spoke so proudly of them.  He will be missed beyond measure and loved for all eternity.  

Eddie was the loving son of the late Edward M. McGrath Sr. and Evelyn McGrath (nee: Sacony).  Left to cherish his memory are his children, Shawn McGrath and Vanessa McGrath, and his longtime companion, Dolores Thornley.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass in Eddie's honor on Saturday, January 21, at 12:00 p.m. from the Parish of John Paul II Parish at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne.  
Cremation was privately held at Rosehill Crematory in Linden.  


May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

the rains fall soft upon your fields

and until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


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Memorial Mass
January 21, 2023

12:00 PM
St. John Paul II Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Cremation was private

Rosedale Cemetery-Linden, NJ


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