Obituary of Kerry G. McGrath
KERRY G. MCGRATH
Kerry G. McGrath, 44 of Coxsackie, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 12, 2022.
Kerry was born on April 6, 1977, in Albany to John M. and Regina (Warren) McGrath. Kerry lived all his life in Coxsackie graduating from Coxsackie-Athens High School in 1996 and then went on to attend Hudson Valley Community College where he attained a 4.0 GPA. He excelled at basketball and baseball with his senior baseball team making it to the sectionals with his good friend Mark Carroll by his side. One of Kerry's accomplishments he was most proud of was his pitching a no hitter against Maple Hill. Kerry also played youth hockey for Troy Youth Hockey, Troy/Academy and Clifton Park as a goalie, learning the position from playing bruising floor hockey games in the attic with his two older brothers. A lifelong fan of RPI hockey he attended hundreds of games over his lifetime and was a lifelong NY Mets fan through thick and thin. He loved sports and talking sports and was an encyclopedia of sports trivia. Kerry loved everything baseball; watching it, attending games, helping a Greene County Outlaws team, collecting baseball cards, or watching his nephew Adam pitch.
Kerry held many jobs over his lifetime, most recently employed at Crossroads Ford with people he enjoyed and a job he truly loved. Kerry loved his family, family gatherings and reminiscing about family and events. Kerry had a deep faith and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Coxsackie all his life. He was a kind soul but lived a difficult life with many struggles, but he persevered and was loved by many people he called friends. He was always up for good conversation and debate and was not shy about sharing his beliefs.
Kerry is predeceased by his father John M. McGrath who passed away in 1995.
He is survived by his mother Regina McGrath, brothers Mark R. Evans (Rosemarie) and James (Jay) McGrath, nieces Emily Evans, Elaina McGrath, Ava McGrath, nephew Adam Evans, aunt Anne Mulderry, uncle Jim McGrath, as well as many, many cousins, friends and his beloved dog Sophie.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at St. Mary's Church, 80 Mansion St., Coxsackie. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 21, 2022, 9:30am at St. Mary's Church with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery to immediately follow. The funeral mass will be livestreamed and may be found on St. Mary's YouTube channel or by clicking here.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church through E-giving or mailing to the address above, The Alight Center at https://donateforlife.org/make-a-donation/ or mailing to 199 Fairview Ave, Hudson, NY 12543, or the Greene County Outlaws, Attn: Greg Sager at 265 County Route 51, Coxsackie, NY 12051.
Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the care of Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home.
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