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Alonzo L McGrath
Born in St. Isidore, N.B. Canada on February 2, 1925, he was the son of the late Willie and Emma (Hache) McGraw.
Alonzo was a carpenter employed by several local contractors, retiring in 1985. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked in various lumber camps and sawmills while living in Canada.
He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner.
Alonzo enjoyed woodworking and loved helping family members with renovations. He also enjoyed sketching horses. Alonzo enjoyed visiting relatives in Canada and Florida, and treasured spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 107 of Worcester and the Acadien Social Club of Gardner.
Alonzo was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dora M. (LeBlanc) McGrath, who died in 2010.
He leaves one son, Roger W. McGrath of Winchendon; two daughters, Doris M. Alexander and her husband Frank of Port Orange, FL and Lisa A. Dubois and her husband Gordon of Gardner; a special daughter-in-law, Linda (Gallant) (McGrath) Rahaim and her husband Donald of Templeton; three brothers, Gilles McGrath and his wife Oriza of Leominster, Andre McGraw of N.B. Canada and Euclid McGrath and his wife Anne Marie of N.B. Canada; four sisters, Lillian Babineau and her husband Napoleon of Westford, Bertha Sivret, Julianne Savoie, Andrea Savoie and her husband Edward all of Canada; ten grandchildren, Heather Alexander, Krista Shattes, Tammy Nicholas, Jodi Sund, Eric McGrath, Jenna McGrath, Scott McGrath, Shawn McGrath, Jada Dubois and Malik Dubois; nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one son, Ronald J. McGrath; and by his sister Imelda Hache.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 25th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
Sunday, July 24th, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Monday, July 25th, 2016 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner
Dear Doris , Roger and Lisa, my sincère condoléances for the loss of your beloved father. So sorry for your loss. I was always Very fond of your dad. I havé so many Nice mémories of when you all came for Summer vacation at my parents house. Just Know that my thoughts are with you all. Rest peacefully oncle Alonzo. You are now réunited with dear aunt Dora. Love Diane and Rémi
Diane Mcgraw Losier Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to you and your family.So sorry for your loss. I'm glad I got the opportunity to take care of your father and to get to know him and his family. He was a great man. He'll be greatly missed but never forgotten *
Marie Robichaud Jul 27 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Doris, Roger, and Lisa, My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved father. I have so many nice memories of your parents and the great friendship they shared with my parents, Frank and Marguerite Bastarache. Sending you my sincere sympathy, Elda (Bastarache) Gormley
Elda Gormley Jul 23 2016 12:00 AM
é toute la famille d'Alonzo, mes plus sincères condoléances. Je me rappellerai du voyage qu'il a fait avec son fils Roger durant le temps des sucres é St-Isidore. Alonzo est allé retrouver ceux qu'il aimait son père, sa mère, sa soeur Imelda et plus spécialement son épouse chérie Dora. Qu'il repose en paix.
Jeannine Landry Jul 22 2016 12:00 AM
Rest peacefully Uncle Alonzo. You were a very special brother to my Pepere, Gilles. You will be dearly missed.
Renee Tribou Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Family ,May all your memories warm your heart at this time as you say farewell to your dad . God Bless you all .Pam
Pamela Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Alonzo McGrath
Boucher Funeral Home lit a memorial candle Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM