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Jacqueline M. (Phelps) McGrath, 62,

 Jacqueline M. (Phelps) McGrath, 62, of Mendon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, June 16, 2014 in her home. She was the wife of Richard T. McGrath Sr. of 32 years. She was born in Milford daughter of the late Eugene A.G. and Dorothy A. (Farr) Phelps and lived in Mendon most of her life. She was a graduate of the Nipmuc High School class of 1970. She also was a graduate of the Mount Ida College and Northeastern University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science.       
   Mrs. McGrath retired in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Memorial where she was employed as a cytotechnologist for 39 years.      
      She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and knitting.     
      In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Richard T. McGrath Jr. of Washington D.C., Paige E. McGrath of Jamaica Plain, her brother Arthur E. Phelps and his wife Janet of Bellingham, her sister Denise A. Taylor of Hopedale, nieces and nephews, Frank Taylor, James Parmenter, Martha Parmenter, Brian Otowchits and Michael Otowchits.    
      A funeral home service will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11 A.M. in the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford.     
     The burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery in Upton MA.   
       Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 P.M.    
      Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 or to the V.N.A. Care Network 120 Thomas St. Worcester MA 01608

Guest Book

Dear Dick and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You always spoke of your wife as a fighter and the love of your life. She was an extraordinary woman and her love will always be with you. May sweet memories bring some comfort.
Anne Blake

Our sister, Jackie, was very talented in many areas, as well as a rock for many. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have had her in their lives for this short time.
Denise Taylor / Arthur Phelps

Dick, Paige & Ricky, We are so very sorry for your loss. Jackie was a great neighbor and truly a very nice person. Our sincere condolences!
John & Elaine Belleville, Sun City West, Arizona

Dick, I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. May God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Teresita Rodriguez

Dear Dick and Family, My deepest sympathy goes to you at this terribly sad time. Your memories of her will lift your spirits and make you smile when you least expect it. Peace be with you.
Jean Mulcahy

Dear Dick and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences and prayers for your family at this very sad time.
Maria G. Enrique

Dear Paige, I was shocked and so sorry to learn about the passing of your mom. She was a very kind woman. May she rest in peace. My sympathies to your and your family at this difficult time.
Lauren Ferrucci (Erika's mom)

My condolences to your family. I will miss Jackie. She was my friend and co-worker and a bright spot in my life. She will continue to be that bright spot every time I think of her.
Patricia Gibson

Our deepest sympathies - another life cut much too short. Sincerely, Deb & Tony Costa (Cadman Road)
Deb & Tony Costa

To Jackie's family, I will always remember her as such a positive person and a wonderful friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Claire Doyle

I was so sorry to hear that Jackie has passed. I've worked with her since she first came to UMMHC. We used to have lunch together daily when we were at University Campus and she always shared wonderful stories of her musical, talented family. She was so proud of all of you. I felt like I knew you all. She was a wonderful, warm person with a sweet smile and always a sparkle in her eyes. She was such a positive, caring friend (always asking about everyone else, despite what she was experiencing). She was an absolute inspiration. My deepest condolences. I hope your fond memories of this amazing woman give you peace.
Laura Goddard

Dear Dick, I am so sorry to hear about Jacqueline's passing. Your love for her always showed when we would talk at Barbieri and you would speak about her. My heart goes out to you at this very sad and difficult time. May God comfort you and carry you through this great loss. I send you a loving hug and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Minerva Gonzalez
Minerva Gonzalez

Dear Dick & Family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. May her memory be eternal.
Liz Parnell

Dick & family - So sorry for your loss, and my sincerest condolences. May you find peace. -
Steve LeClaire

Dick, receive my sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mona Viteri Harutunian

The whole McGrath family was like a second family of mine. Mr. and Mrs. McGrath always welcomed me into their home at all hours of the day. I will never forget those countless shopping trips Mrs. McGrath took Paige and I on, always smiling and making sure we didn't but anything non-age appropriate. I will truly miss the deep conversations we had, for Mrs. McGrath always had advice to give and I loved to listen. Jackie McGrath was an incredible mother, wife and friend and I will deeply miss her. I send love to the entire family. <3
Sarah House

Jackie was the first to take me under her wing when I first started working for Cytology almost 15 yrs ago. With so much patience; She taught me everything I needed to know to get me started when I didn't even have any medical terminology at the time. I will always appreciate her and will never forget her lovely smile she always had for me. My condolences to her family.
Jackie Rodriguez

Dick ~ I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Jackie's passing. I hope you find some comfort in all your wonderful memories. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Ann Croatti

Dick and Family, "Love" The Spirit of Love is in the Air It spreads its wings and soars. It surrounds you with the need to share And embellishes you with abundant rewards. Love comes from the spirit From the body and the soul, It embellishes all the senses with its powers. It makes two beings from separate into whole, And strengthens with each passing hour. Love is a dynamic and magical lure Which captures the heart and forever endures. My thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
Christine Carson-Bugden

Dear Dick, I'm very sorry for your loss, there are no words that I can say to lessen your pain, only know that God gives us the strength to go through the difficult times . Kathy is now resting in the peace of the Lord, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Martha Merlos
Martha Merlos

Dear Dick, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and strength in all your wonderful memories of the life you shared together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Martha Fuentes

Dick, receive my deepest condolences. I know this time is very difficult but I pray God continues giving you the strength necessary to carry on. She sounds like she was a terrific person, beautiful inside and out. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved ones.
Liannys Alvarez

Dick, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers; I am so sorry for your loss.
Nancy de Romero

Dear Dick, I am very sorry for your loss of your beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time.
Sue Quemere

Dick and family - So sad to hear of your wife's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you.
Judy Friedland Leavey

Dear Dick, Greetings. I am so sorry to hear the news about the passing of your lovely wife. Look at the beautiful and productive life that she lived. Look at how much you loved and cared for your beautiful bride! Concentrate on the precious moments that you had together. Remember, God's promise of the resurrection day, gives us courage to go on, for He said I am The Resurrection and the Life! May God comfort your precious life and that of your children and extended family.
With deep sympathy, Eldy Sustache

Dick, I am so sorry for your lost. God bless your family. Be Strong!
Karen Sarmiento

Dick, I am so sorry to hear about you lost. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Marilyn Rodriguez
Marilyn Rodriguez

Dear Dick, Rick and Paige, Words cannot express the sadness we are feeling over the loss of your beloved Wife and Mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. . . Love, Paul, Ann, Jonathan & Katy Tomashefsky
Paul Tomashefsky

Dick and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Mary Zentis

Dick, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of great loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Jackie, but when I worked with you at Barbieri you often spoke of her. May happy memories and the love of friends and family bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Jan-Marie Brown

Thinking of you, Dick, at this very sad time. I know how much you love Jackie and will miss her. I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie only a few times, what a lovely woman. My deepest sympathy to you, your children and family.
Diane Cartier

Dearest Paigers - Much love and positive thoughts coming to you and your family during this time...
Mrs. House

So many at UMASS will miss Jackie! She was a tremendously powerful influence in the Cytology section, saving many lives in her career by detecting precancerous changes with great accuracy and dedication. What a horrible irony that she had to suffer from cancer herself! She was also kind, with a strong sense of what is the right thing to do. I will remember her fondly. My strongest feelings of sympathy go out to her family.
Andrew Fischer

How lucky I was to call her "my best friend". Childhood friends are like none share so many special times growing up. My heart aches for all of you at this very sad time....sending you our love and deepest sympathy...
Anne & Dave Cistoldi

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