Harold Patrick McGrath Jr.

December 29, 1931March 10, 2018

Harold (Harry) P. McGrath of Coconut Creek, FL, formerly of Framingham, MA, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on March 10, 2018. Harry was born in Burlington, VT where he attended Rice Memorial. His kind demeanor, generosity and fun loving personality will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Harry lived each day joyfully and in a truly grateful manner. Harry is survived by his loving wife Karen (Usaforest) and devoted children, daughter Deborah Cutler and sons William, James and Richard (and wife Cindy) McGrath, grandchildren Daniel Knight, Brian Knight, Sean Barnaby and Kelly Barnaby and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear sister Sandra and her husband Gil Bourgea and several nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his parents and his beloved brother and sister Jack McGrath and Mary Mauriello. Harry graduated from Bentley College in Boston with his degree in Accounting and enjoyed a long career as a CFO for Sears Roebuck. He and Karen relocated to FL, a location they loved, in 1988 when he was offered a new business opportunity in Fort Lauderdale. He enjoyed retirement for almost twenty years. He was an avid golfer, sports fan (with a passion for the N.E. Patriots), enjoyed travelling with his wife Karen and having fun with his many friends and attending Saturday Mass at Saint Gabriel’s. Harry was a proud veteran of the Korean War. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy. A memorial mass to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at Saint Gabriel’s church, 731 North Ocean Boulevard (A1A) in Pompano Beach, FL on Friday March 16th at Noon. A luncheon for all to share happy memories, immediately following the service, will be held at the Kraeer Funeral Home 200 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, FL. If you choose to make a memorial gift, please make it to a charity close to your heart, Broward Outreach or Saint Gabriel’s church.


  • Karen McGrath, Wife
  • William McGrath, Son
  • Deborah Cutler, Daughter
  • Ricky (Cindy) McGrath, Son
  • Jimmy McGrath, Son
  • Sandra Bourgea Gilbert, Sister
  • Danny Knight, Grandson
  • Brian Knight, Grandson
  • Kelly Barnaby, Granddaughter
  • Sean Barnaby, Grandson
  • 8 ., Great Grand Children


  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 16, 2018

Harold Patrick McGrath Jr.

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Peter J Beck

March 14, 2018

Dear Karen and Sandra and other members of Harry's family--It has been so many years since I last saw Harry and all the McGraths. We grew up on Peru Street in Burlington, VT as neighbors and playmates, although Harry was six years older than I. Jackie and Sandra were much closer although Harry was a hero to all of us. My sincerely condolences to all his family.