John J. McGrath

March 28th, 2020

**Due to concerns of the current situation with the Coronavirus and for the safety of everyone; the McGrath family has decided to have a private service at this time.***

John Joseph McGrath, passed away suddenly, on March 26th, at the age of 48.

Born on December 19,1971, in Stoneham, MA; he was the dear son of the late Lawrence and Lois (Langley) McGrath.

John is survived by his children, son John McGrath and his fiancee Courtney Barlow of Londonderry, NH, son Nolan McGrath and daughter Riley McGrath of Atkinson, NH, along with their mother Lana McGrath. John is also survived by his brother Paul McGrath and his late wife Donna of Bradford, MA and sister Maureen Ross and her husband Bob of Walpole, MA. Loving Uncle of Paul, Brian, Kevin, Bobby, Owen and Callie. His dear Uncle Harris and wife Marge McGrath of Seabrook, NH. John is preceded in death by his brother and friend Larry McGrath.

Most recently, John was a resident of Methuen, MA. He grew up and lived in Wilmington, MA for many years before moving to NH with his young family. John always spoke fondly of his childhood memories with his Robinson cousins and many friends from Wilmington. John attended Wilmington High School, where he loved playing hockey and baseball for the Wildcats. He graduated from Northern Essex Community College and went on to work for Mayo Labs and most recently Fresh Water Farms for many years.

John had a lifelong love of following all Boston sports teams and always looked forward to Sunday afternoon games with his sons. He was always quick with a joke or a story and leaves behind a special circle of friends and family. He will be greatly missed and remembered.

Donations can be made in John’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “John J. McGrath”

  1. Bobby Miller says:

    You will be missed brother you were one of my best friends I’ve ever had. Rest in Peace. Grace and I always talk about the good times we spent together.Love You buddy

  2. Judy Lalumiere says:

    To Johnny, Nolan & Riley, we’re so sorry for the loss of your father. Please hold onto the happy memories and fun times. Remember,
    Those we love don’t go away
    They walk beside us everyday
    Unseen, unheard, but always near
    Still loved, still missed & always dear
    Wish we could be with you at this difficult time.
    Love Auntie Judy & Uncle Norm

  3. Sandy laliberte says:

    Gone too soon sorry for your loss thinking of Maureen and Paul and the Robinson family

  4. Andrea McCormick Michael Smith says:

    May John, Nolan, and Riley always feel their father’s love as he continues to watch over them and guide their every step. Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s many friends and family members at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. Love, Andrea and Michael

  5. The Stenson family. says:

    May you Rest In Peace John. You spent many hours at our home and we loved having you there. It was a true pleasure to know you. May your beautiful family carry on and remember how very much you loved them. You will be missed by all who knew you. Rest In Peace.

  6. Trisha & Jimmy says:

    We are so sorry. John was such a nice guy.
    We are thinking if all of you.

  7. Barbara Pica Baxter says:

    Sending our condolences to Lana, John, Nolan and Riley
    We had many good times together and he will be sadly missed.
    Boss (Roger Frederick) & Barbara Pica Baxter.

  8. Frank West says:

    To the McGrath family- Karen and I are saddened at the passing of John. We offer our sympathies to the aMcGrath family now and always.

  9. Lusann Wishart says:

    To the entire McGrath family I am so sorry for the loss of John. I remember him as the baby in the family has the McGrath family where do your neighbors and Friends of myself and my family. God bless and my prayers are with you

  10. Jimmy Meuse says:

    A big loss for all of us I was very fond of John who I knew from his brother Larry and thanks for the great times at Saratoga will miss both of u daily

  11. Karen Shatto says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. John Robinson says:

    e was a great guy

  13. Kim Arkalis (Potenza) says:

    I was so sad to hear this. Even though I haven’t seen John in many years I thought of him often. He will be missed. John and family are on my thoughts.

  14. Wayne and Cynthia Barlow says:

    We wish you comfort in knowing that he loved you very much. No matter what we all say, it will take time for all of you to heal from your loss. Just remember your happy times together.

  15. Ron Barber says:

    Love u brother. Left front!

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