Special Announcements

Ronald W. McGrath, Jr.

Shirley: Ronald W. McGrath, Jr., 58, of Shirley, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at University of Massachusetts Hospital, Worcester.


Mr. McGrath was born in Ayer, April 7, 1959, a son of Adrienne J. (Gendron) McGrath and the late Ronald W. McGrath Sr. and was a lifelong resident of Shirley. He was a 1977 graduate of Ayer High School.


Besides his mother of Ayer, Ron leaves his wife, Hollie A (Saball) McGrath; a brother, Michael H. McGrath of Frenchtown, NJ; a sister, Lisa M. Wilson of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and several nieces and nephews.


For many years Mr. McGrath worked as a material handler at Shanklin Corporation in Ayer. He was a member of the North Leominster Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed skeet shooting, target shooting, hunting and archery.


A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 Am Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Church, 14 Phoenix Street, Shirley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


There are no calling hours.