Let The Memory Of Patrick Be With Us Forvever
  • 67 years old
  • Born on January 27, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont, United States.
  • Passed away on September 4, 2013 in Maryville, Tennessee, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Patrick McGrath.  If you would like to pay tribute to this extraordinary man, please "light a candle" by writing a tribute or a story on this website.  Additionally, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor. 

Posted by Brennan McGrath on 27th January 2018
Happy Birthday dad. You are gone but never forgotten.
Posted by Shawn McGrath on 4th September 2017
it's hard to believe four years have passed. I still feel your presents with me. last night me and kim found a clover plant on the dog bed on the porch. this is odd because the only thing ever found on the bed is a dog. today and on every anniversary of your passing I see a hawk glidding above me the same way I saw one the day of your passing then I find a hawk feather I now have four of them in your old coffee mug near your pic. when I need strength I think of you and I find it. thank you dad I love you.
Posted by Kimberley McGrath on 4th September 2017
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping; I have you in my heart. 4 years has passed.....yet you are still missed every day.
Posted by Brennan McGrath on 3rd September 2017
cailltear mo athair go deo.
Posted by Brian Ashley on 4th September 2016
Another year has come and gone and thoughts of you are continually on our minds. Shawn just spoke of you the other day as he mentioned how you must have had a hand in what had made him decide not to punch someone he had thought deserved it. We laughed it off as I could see you doing the same. The continued lessons we learn don't always come from who we would expect them to. The things I learned from you I will always have and treasure. Thanks Dad!
Posted by Brian Ashley on 4th September 2015
It's hard to believe that you have been gone for two years now. For someone that had a huge impact on me it comes as no surprise memories of you will live on for a very very long time. We all miss you Dad.
Posted by Kimberley McGrath on 27th January 2015
Happy Birthday Dad. I feel your presence often and see your spirit daily...in your son Shawn. I love and miss you but know I'll see you again some day.
Posted by Brennan McGrath on 27th January 2015
Happy birthday dad, today I will honor your memory by doing a kind act like you did so many times expecting nothing in return. I love and miss you.
Posted by Brian Ashley on 2nd February 2014
Big Pat, The dad, I never had. I miss you.
Posted by Gail Riley on 23rd October 2013
Mary, My heart and love go out to you and your family. Pat was a good man Bertie always talked about him with great fondness now they are together. Your in our thoughts and prayers we love you very much. Bob and Gail
Posted by Brennan McGrath on 5th October 2013
Dad, as I start a home improvement project this weekend I am reminded of the many things you taught me and the void I now feel in my life, I wish I could pick up a phone and ask you what to do next. A friend told me recently "a man doesn't become a true man until they lose their father." I wish I wasn't a man yet.
Posted by Brian Ashley on 1st October 2013
Thanks to all for your heartfelt thoughts as this is a man who I could have truly called dad myself. "Big" Pat was everything, I learned over the years, was what a true man really was, not perfect mind you. Who the hell wants to be perfect? Pat wasn't, nor am I, but I have a special place in my heart and wonderful memories of the man who guided me through my developing years. Love you Dad.
Posted by Shawn McGrath on 24th September 2013
Dad, I miss you so much but this comes as no surprise considering the impact you had on my life as my father and guide. Instilling in me what you learned from your father and experiences along the path of life on this earth. Thank you dad for being the man you were my hero. I LOVE YOU Shawn
Posted by Millie Whitcomb on 20th September 2013
Mary, I am so sorry to hear of this sad news, I always have great memories of you and Pat from my childhood at the corner store and then when you came back in my life at the lab. I think of you often and I hope you find comfort in your family at this time. much love, Millie
Posted by Leona LaBerge on 14th September 2013
Jim and Bev, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. I know he was ill so you can take comfort in knowing he's no longer in pain and has now gone to a better place. I'm sure he'll save everyone a place in heaven! Take care of yourselves. Leona
Posted by Rob Ashley on 12th September 2013
Rarely have I come across a man with a bigger heart than Pat. Our prayers go out to you Mary and know that Pat's spirit lives on in his sons and grandchildren. We love you, Bob, Tara, Maggie, and Sam.
Posted by Jamie Richer on 11th September 2013
"Aunt Mary and the boys"....such a sad day to say goodbye to your Husband and Dad. We all have shared the love/info chain here in Vermont.Will remember lovingly times at your house when you babysat us as kids. Pat with his sweet cheeks and great smile. My Mom is also sending her love and faith. We love you.. Don,Christa,Jamie and Jennifer Richer and Marsha Baldwin + Family xx
Posted by Karen Robair on 10th September 2013
Pat I just wanted to Thank you for loving Kelsey and Trevor and leaving them with such great memories! It was a beautiful thing watching you hold them and love them..... especially your Kelseygirl! The kids were so very blessed to have you! God speed my friend. We will always miss you.
Posted by Wanda Grogan on 10th September 2013
I want to express my deepest sympathies to the McGrath Family at this most difficult time. I don't know if you remember me but my Dad, Mickey used to work with Pat on the Burlington Fire Dept and I watched your boys a few times. You are my thoughts and prayers Mary...
Posted by Roger Donaldson on 9th September 2013
Pat, you were a good friend when you lived in Vermont. I have missed you and Mary through the years. My heart goes out to Mary and the kids.
Posted by Boband Linda Goulette on 9th September 2013
Dear Mary,we are so sad to hear about Pat.It was so nice to see you and Pat at the class reunion.Our Prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family.Love Linda and Bob
Posted by Barb Slansky on 9th September 2013
We are better for having met you and enjoyed the brief time we spent in your home, making your home improvements a reality. You had great vision. (And we shared the same thoughts about computer technology.) Thanks for making us comfortable and welcomed in your home. Mary, please know we are just a phone call away if you need anything.
Posted by Tammy Wetmore on 9th September 2013
Miss Mary I am so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a great guy and will be missed. I wish I could be there for you :( Please feel free to call me or email me if you need to chat. I'm sending you a great a big hug! Please know that I'm thinking of you at this sad time. My sympathies to the rest of your family as well. Be Strong Miss Mary!
Posted by Penny McGrath on 9th September 2013
Of course, we will miss seeing Dad in family gatherings to come. You know what I will miss equally much? That random phone call to see how we are doing. I Love you, Dad. I will miss your strength, smile and wisdom. I hope you are at peace.
Posted by Patrick E. McGrath on 9th September 2013
Dad, I will miss your guidance and strength you provide me in every example of the way you lived your life. Laugh at life's follies, Help friends in need, Be a teacher of what you know, Live life simple as you can, be the best friend, lover, and husband you can. I look forward to seeing you in the next life.
Posted by Linda Babcock on 9th September 2013
Mary sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. You are all in our thoughts and prayer. The Babcock Family
Posted by Beth McGrath on 7th September 2013
Though my time with you was short compared to your many family and friends, my love and respect for you runs deep. From the first time I shook your hand and introduced myself, my heart felt at ease. I knew I was in the presence of a man with a warmth, depth of character and spirit to which I would likely never fully know. Thank you for loving me and welcoming me into your family.
Posted by Trevor McGrath on 7th September 2013
I remember when we were building a bird house and we kept getting dive bombed by robins. These memories will never leave my mind. I miss you but I know that you are not suffering any more. I love you grandpa.
Posted by Ruth Chandler on 6th September 2013
Mary, Sorry for your great loss. Pat's gentle spirit lives on in his three sons, Patrick, Shawn and Brennon. He will be missed by many and thought of often by family and friends alike. Mary, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Darlene Ashley and Ruth Chandler.
Posted by Chris Alvarez on 6th September 2013
Very sorry to hear this. Where did time go? Just want to say Hi and I hope to see you all sometime. You sure helped me out a lot, unconditionally, and I will never forget that. Thank you for your kindness.
Posted by Stephanie L Smith on 6th September 2013
Pat was a good man. I will never forger his smile or laugh . God bless all of you .
Posted by Mary Mcgrath on 6th September 2013
Its only been a few days but the loneliness is great. I know that the passing days will get easier and I will be able to get along without you here but the hole in my heart will never heal completely. You were the best father, husband and friend a girl could ask for. There is joy also that you are no longer in pain and I know you will be here with me to help me through.
Posted by Shawn McGrath on 5th September 2013
“If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.” - Dad, you were one of the greatest.
Posted by Brennan McGrath on 5th September 2013
bheith ar a suaimhneas mo athair "be at peace my father"
Posted by Judy Ashley on 5th September 2013
Pat was a good friend to many, many people including myself and will be greatly missed. Much love and heartfelt sympathy, Judy & Dale

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