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Mary F. (Duane) McGrath

Mary(Duane) McGrath, 87,passed away on Sunday, October9th, 2022. Shewas born on July23, 1935 to Frederic J. andHelen (Palmer) Duane in Groton, Massachusetts.She was the wife of the late John “Jack” McGrath and was alifelong Groton resident.

Mary loved her family, friends, faith and her hometown. One of her greatest joys was being a Nana.

She was the beloved mother of three daughters: Lisa Coates and her husband Peter of Grafton, Susan Funk and her husband Tracy of Ashby, and Maura Navin and her husband John of Lunenburg, and loving grandmother of five cherished grandsons: Jake, Drew, Sean,Brendan and Anthony.

Mary is also survived by her brother-in-law, James Lizotte, a very special niece, Maureen Belley, and many other nieces and nephews. She was the devoted sister of the late Ann Lizotte.

Visiting hours will be held in the McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Thursday, October 13th from 5 - 8 p.m. Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace worshipping at St. James Church, 13 St. James Ave., Groton, MA on Friday, October 14th at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Groton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice . Please see


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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

145 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 014510
[Prescott Community Center]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

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