Services:A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jerome Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT. at 11:00 am on Sat, February 23, 2013. Prior to the Mass there will be prayers of farewell at 10:00 am. Internment will be private.Contributions:In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT. 06851, Mt. St.  Mary‘s Abbey, 300 Arnold Street, Wrentham, MA. 02093, or Heifer International, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA. 01543

Carolyn S. McGrath


January 23, 1938 ~ February 11, 2013

Carolyn S. McGrath, 75, of Jefferson, MA. passed away on February 11, 2013, after a long illness.

Born and raised in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late David F. and Alice Grace McGrath. She is survived by her sister, Ellyn L. McGrath of Stamford, CT., brother, David L McGrath of Discovery Bay, CA. cousins, Daniel J. Lyons, Sr., and wife, Karen of Norwalk, CT. and Thomas B. Lyons, and wife, Denyse of Clearwater, FL

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jerome Church, Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT. at 11:00 am on Sat, February 23, 2013. Prior to the Mass there will be prayers of farewell at 10:00 am. Internment will be private.

Carolyn was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Boston MA. with a BA in French Literature 1963 and received a MA from Fordham University N.Y.  in French Literature 1965. After teaching in France for five years and studying at the Sorbonne, she returned to the U.S. and taught at Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.  Leaving the teaching field, she worked in Manhattan for over 25years in banking and government securities. Her final position was at Bellevue Hospital as Manager of Administrative Services for AIDS patients. She was Hospice volunteer at Cabrini Hospital, Manhattan for 22 years. Carolyn will be remembered for her caring, kindness, and “joie de vivre”.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT. 06851, Mt. St.  Mary‘s Abbey, 300 Arnold Street, Wrentham, MA. 02093, or Heifer International, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA. 01543

  1. Dear Ellen, I read about your sister’s passing and wanted to send my condolences. It seems like 100 years ago that we were friends when you and your family lived on Strawberry Hill Ave., I enjoyed seeing you several years ago at one of our reunions, but do not have an address to send you a personal card. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lynda Lyon Nemeth

    February 21, 2013
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  • I live in Holden, Ma. and became aquainted with Carolyn through St. Mary’s. She was such a wonderful person. We enjoyed going on a few Senior Citizen bus trips. She was fun to talk to and my husband and I enjoyed her company. She was a trooper and even when it was difficult for her to get to church with her good and loyalfriend Winnie, she always had a smile and a cheerful hello. She will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with ou all

    February 25, 2013
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  • Dear Ellyn, What a shock it was to learn about Carolyn. We had lost touch in the past 10-12 years and I googled her yesterday and that is how I/we heard of her passing. Please know that she was a very special person and I cannot tell you enough the fun the three of us had; the laughs that turned into tears! We have missed her and hope that she did not suffer in her final days. Our thoughts are with you.
    Maren & Tom Snyder
    March 5, 2013

    March 5, 2013
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