Mary Anna McGrath, 79, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Martin J. McGrath to whom she was married 57 years.
Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Maria Rocchio. Mrs. McGrath was a school teacher at St. Cecilia’s Elementary School in Pawtucket before she retired. She also taught at the Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx, New York, before coming to Rhode Island.
Besides her husband she leaves three children and their spouses, Martin P. McGrath and Susan Henke of North Andover, MA., Dominic V. McGrath and Lisa Dollinger of Tucson, Arizona, and Mary Beth Kim and Andrew Kim of Mansfield, MA., eight grandchildren, Kevin, Cameron, Anna, Lia, Lily, Jude, Oliver and Grace and one brother, Anthony F. Rocchio of Bristol. She was the sister of the late Peter Rocchio and Domenica Paterno.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington. Calling hours Wednesday from 4-8 PM.