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THERESE RITA MCGRATH
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Therese McGrath, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully after a short illness on April 4th. Born in Quebec City, Canada to Louis Genest and Martha Cyr-Genest, Therese is survived by her husband of 62 years David, their daughter Louise Balga, grandchildren Ryan and Alyssa, her sister Paulette, and was preceded in death by their son David.

Therese moved to Van Buren, Maine from Canada when she was a teenager. After graduating high school, she worked as an Assistant Pharmacist until she married then Lt. David McGrath of the United States Air Force. She then moved around to various parts of the country and Okinawa before finally settling down in Rancho Cordova, CA, where they lived for over 30 years. After 15 years as a military wife, 25 moves, and raising her family, Therese returned to college and earned an associate’s degree in horticulture. She put her love of plants, her self-taught knowledge and degree to use professionally, working for Capital Nursery in Citrus Heights, CA.

Therese had a very strong faith that inspired her to work for numerous charities. She later joined the Catholic Daughters, where she continued to be a volunteer for many different organizations.

Therese loved to be outdoors, had a passion for birding, hiking and genealogy, arts and crafts and painting. She was kind, generous, loving and was friendly and passionate to everyone. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Mass will be at St. John Vianney Church, 10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA on Friday April 13, 2018 at 11:00. Graveside following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery 6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA at 12:30 with a reception following at Bucca di Beppo located at 1249 Howe Avenue.
In lieu of Flowers, donations on behalf of Therese made to Catholic Daughters c/o St. John Vianney Church, attn.: Diane McDonald. Donations will be applied to the American Cancer Society.


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Service

Friday

13

Apr

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saint John Vianney Church

10497 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Funeral Mass Start at 11AM.

Graveside

Friday

13

Apr

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery

6509
FRUITRIDGE ROAD
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95820

Graveside Starts at 12:30noon.


Memorial Contribution

St. John Vianny

10499 Coloma Rd
Rancho Cordova , CA 95670
In lieu of Flowers, donations on behalf of Therese made to Catholic Daughters c/o St. John Vianney Church, attn.: Diane McDonald. Donations will be applied to the American Cancer Society.
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