Grace E. McCormack

May 23, 1932February 19, 2018

Grace E. McCormack, passed away on February 19, 2018 at age of 85. Born in Orange, NJ, she was a life-long resident of West Orange. She was a 1954 summa cum laude graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, and later received an MBA from New York University.

Her early career was with New York ad agencies doing copy research. She later worked at Katherine Gibbs as Dean of Secretarial Studies. She became assistant registrar at Montclair State University in later years.

Grace was a woman of many interests. They included traveling, reading, sports (N.Y teams and Notre Dame), history, and politics. Her strong belief in fairness and kindness to all was well-known in the family.

Grace was the daughter of the late William J. and Loretta V. McCormack. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne Lechner, of Newark, Deleware. Other survivors include her beloved niece, Tara McCabe and husband Jim; beloved nephew Scott Lechner and wife, Mineli; great nephews and nieces, Andrew, Kevin, and Kelly McCabe, and Amelia and Carah Lechner.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 2, from 4-7PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 9:30AM at St. Joseph Church, 44 Benvenue Avenue, West Orange, with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Covenant House, 460 W.41st Street, New York, NY 10036 or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, March 3, 2018

Grace E. McCormack

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