Saugus, formerly of Lynn- Mrs. Joan E. (Barlow) McGrath, age 82, died peacefully on March 8th at the Jeffrey & Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody with her family by her side. She was the loving wife for over 62 years of Frederick McGrath, Jr.
Born and raised in Lynn, Mrs. McGrath was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Orford) Barlow. She had been a resident of Saugus since 1955. Joan was a devoted and loving wife and wonderful mother, devoting her entire life to her family, whom she took great pride in. She enjoyed being with family and friends. She was an avid bowler for many years and also enjoyed going to the beach and shopping. Joan will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three beloved children, Stephen McGrath and his wife Donna of Saugus, David McGrath and his wife Kerry of Exeter,NH, Sandra Mansfield and her husband Gary of Saugus; eight cherished grandchildren, Nicholas and Jamie McGrath, Nicole Molina and her husband Juan, Samantha and Michael Mansfield, Tyler and McKenzie McGrath, Deena Cooper and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters Lorraine Reid and husband Kenny and Dolores Raphael. She is also survived by her wonderful brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Sunday from 2- 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.
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