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Obituary for Gary MacGrath
Gary Wayne MacGrath, 61, of Hudson, NH, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, with family by his side.
Gary was born in Nashua, NH, on February 21, 1956, and was the son of the late John and Helen (MacEachern) MacGrath. He lived in Hudson, NH, for most of his life where he attended Alvirne High School. Gary worked for Continental Paving for many years. He also worked for the Town of Merrimack Wastewater Treatment Plant for twenty-one years prior to his illness-induced retirement in September.
Gary loved fishing and enjoyed watching the Boston Bruins, the Red Sox and the Patriots. He and his former wife built their home in Hudson, NH, in which he took great pride. Gary also crafted furniture in earlier years and he rebuilt a Model T car. Prior to his illness, Gary also enjoyed the game of golf. One of the highlights of Gary’s life was his travel to Alaska where he delighted in his passion of fishing and experiencing wildlife.
Gary is survived by his sons, Matthew and Adam, granddaughter, Emerise, and his sister, Marilyn, all of Hudson; his brothers, Robert, of Nashua, and Kenneth and Hilary of Milford, NH; his nieces and nephews, Stacey Gifford, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Scott MacGrath, of Cambridge, MA, Lauren Ling, of Johnson City, TN, Colin and Leslie MacGrath, of Milford, NH, and former wife, Theresa Bourque of Kingston, NH; his aunts, Jean MacLeod, Lillian MacGrath, and Marion Nolan, all of Massachusetts, as well as many cousins and extended family.
According to Gary’s wishes there will not be any calling hours. There will be a committal service in the Spring at the family plot in Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua, NH.
For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Gary’s name, kindly consider the Home Health & Hospice Care, Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Gary received great care and comfort by all of the staff at Hospice House for which his family is eternally grateful.