Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ


Catherine Margaret McGrath

December 12, 1922January 7, 2020

Catherine “Kay” McGrath, 97, of Washington Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.

Kay was born in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Mary Farrell. She married the love of her life, Frank McGrath, nearly 75 years ago. They relocated to Washington Township, NJ in 1956. She took great pride in her community, where she worked for over 20 years in the Township municipal offices, and was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Kay was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who proudly spoke of her family to all who knew her. She will be missed for her laughter and kindness. Kay is preceded in death by her husband, Frank and siblings Mary, Joseph and John. Kay is survived by her children, Tom (Pat), Frank (Clista), and Cathie, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, January 17th, 2020 from 2 - 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM at Becker Funeral Home, located at 219 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ 07675. A funeral mass will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, located at 668 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ 07676.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps in memory of Catherine McGrath: Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 354 Hudson Avenue, Township of Washington, NJ 07676; Phone: (201) 664-3784; Website: http://bit.ly/WTVACdonation


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Catherine McGrath Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Catherine McGrath Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, January 18, 2020


Catherine Margaret McGrath

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LTC (R)Elaine Anzevino

January 18, 2020

LTC Tom, Dawn and family,
I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your grandmother.
May she rest in the arms of Lord JESUS Christ in Heaven forever 🙏
Peace be with you

Rose Marie Leddy

January 17, 2020

Dear Tom and family:
My condolences to you and your family . Your mom was so beautiful and great woman every time I saw her. She always had asked for my son and husband every day. Every time I saw her at the election polls she would give me a hug and kiss. She will be missed every day and the angels 👼 is awaiting for the best angel 😇 to their new home .
My prayers are with you and your family today and forever.
Rose Mari Leddy’s

Joseph Branciforte

January 13, 2020

Tom and Frank, just a short note to express my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. Growing up in Washington Twp. with both of you, attending St. Andrew’s, Bergen Catholic and Notre Dame with you, Tom, make the loss of your mom resonate deep into my childhood and youth. May your mom rest in eternal peace and may you and your families come to a place of peace in her passing soon. Joe Branciforte, St. Andrew’s ‘60, BC ‘64, ND ‘69

Mike Herlihy

January 13, 2020


My condolences on your Mom’s passing. I hope everything goes well and the memories are warm.


Richard Kamenitzer

January 13, 2020

Dear Tom,

My wife (RoseMarie) and I extend our sympathy for the passing of your Mom.

Please know she, along with the rest of your family, will be in our prayers and will be mentioned at Mass at Holy Cross here in Baltimore tomorrow, January 14, 2020.

Richard Kamenitzer