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Robert L. McGrath

December 22, 1943 — September 27, 2017

Robert L. McGrath (a.k.a. "Pepperell Bob") age 73 died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on September 27, 2017. Born in Nashua, NH he was the son of the late Robert L. and Rita (Lynch) McGrath. He is survived by his siblings Frances Beaudry of Blaine, MN., Paul (Marian) McGrath of Reading, Ma and Thomas McGrath of Pepperell, MA, as well as his dearest friend and recent caregiver Lorraine Gilfillan of Nashua, NH. In addition, he leaves his nephews Steven Beaudry and Kevin (Natasha) McGrath, his nieces Maria (Randy) Garutti and Elizabeth (Ryan) Garvey as well as his grandnephews Caleb, Connor, Nanak, Krish, and Brayden and grandniece Keira. Robert was predeceased by his brother-in-law Gerald Beaudry. Pepperell Bob was a long time friend of Bill W's and leaves behind many many friends in the fellowship.

Bob grew up in Pepperell, graduated from Pepperell High in 1961, the last year the school was open. He was a retired employee of Daniel Webster College and was a Trustee of the Nashua Orchid Society. A lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party and its candidates Bob could often be found in many Nashua campaign offices. Bob was frequently seen holding up signs at the polls generally arriving as early as 6 a.m.

Calling hours will be held at the Marchand Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Pepperell, Ma on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 3 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on October 7, 2017 at Our Lady of Grace Church worshipping at St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell, MA. Burial will follow in St Joseph Cemetery after which there will be a collation at the VFW hall. Family and friends are invited to attend.


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