John Hill McGrath, 83, longtime resident of Shelton, Connecticut
died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his Danvers home following a
long illness, surrounded by his family and loving care givers.
Born in Derby, Connecticut July 3, 1927, son of the late Dr.
William J. and Teresa (Hill) McGrath he was raised in Shelton
where he attended public school before attending with a full
scholarship the Hopkins School in New Haven. Entering Yale
University he left in his freshman year to serve with the U.S.
Army from 1945 to 1947. Honorably discharged and with the G.I.
Bill he returned to complete his studies at Yale. Following his
graduation in 1950 he entered the executive training program at
Macy’s in New York. He went on to serve as director of the wage
and salary administration for Remington Rand Univac, later for
many years he was employed as the personnel director for
Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, and most recently
was vice president of personnel for Hewitt Health &
Rehabilitation Center in Shelton from which he retired.
He is survived by three children, Susan (McGrath) Brengle and
her husband Andrew of Ipswich, John H. McGrath Jr., of
Manchester, VT, and Brian A. McGrath, of Nantucket; three
grandchildren, Robert, Emily, and Miles Brengle, all of Ipswich,
a sister, Jane Gaynor of Shelton, CT; two nephews, William
Gaynor, Jr., of Southbury, CT and David Gaynor of Stratham, NH;
a niece, Mary Jane (Gaynor) Carrozzella, of Wallingford, CT,
and his former wife Ruth (Robinson) McGrath of Ipswich. He was
the brother of the late William McGrath formerly of of
A memorial service will be held
Wednesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at Ascension
Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich. Family and friends
are respectfully welcomed. Burial in Mount St. Peter’s Cemetery
in Derby, CT will be at later date. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the CurePSP
(Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) Foundation, Executive Plaza
III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906,Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or
www.give.psp.org. Arrangements under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.