John F. McGrath, 60, of Mattapoisett, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 13th 2013. He was the husband of Alice (DiMascio), his wife of 32 years, and the beloved father of Alison McGrath.
John was born in Westwood and graduated from Westwood High School and Assumption College. John was a Real Estate broker with Page Realty in Norwood, a principal at F.B. Rogers Associates in Boston, and a consultant at the Office of Property Evaluation in Boston. He was a member of the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
John and his family previously lived in Stoughton, Marina Bay in Quincy, and Milton. While in Quincy, he was an active parent who coached the Sacred Heart girl’s basketball teams on which his daughter, Alison, played. John was an avid sports fan and seldom missed watching the Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox.
Upon retiring in 2003, John and his family moved to their treasured cottage in Mattapoisett. John’s lifelong love of the ocean frequently found him cruising the inner harbor or gunkholing around Buzzards Bay in one of his many boats. John’s initial diagnosis of brain cancer never prevented him from taking daily walks on the beach with his daughter, Alison, and their favorite little man, Spencer.
In addition to his wife and daughter, John leaves his mother Ann Scanlon McGrath of Mattapoisett, his brother Louis Amoruso (Shirley) of Mansfield, his sister Susan Fine (Alan) of West Palm Beach, his brother-in-law Nicholas DiMascio (Regina) of Scituate, and his sister–in-law Viola Corbett (David) of Medway. He was the beloved uncle of Elizabeth and Matthew Lacasse, Michael and Rachael Amoruso, Joshua and Rebecca Fine, Kelly and Nicholas DiMascio, and Cassandra, Michael, and Andrew Corbett. He was the great uncle of Abigail and Ethan Lacasse and Joshua and Andrew Amoruso.
At John’s request, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 4:00 PM at The Kittansett Club, 11 Point Road, Marion, MA. Family and friends are welcome to attend and share remembrances of John at this time. In lieu of flowers and Mass cards, donations may be made to the John F. McGrath Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 226, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.