Margaret A. McGrath | January 23, 1927 – June 21, 2024

Age 97 of Wyandotte.

Beloved wife of the late Robert J. McGrath. Dear mother of Kathleen Morris, Terrence (Lori), Patricia Auger, Daniel, Kevin (Roslyn), and daughter-in-law Ruth. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary Kathleen (Paul) Lokar. Preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Anne Lauzon, siblings Robert (Joanne) Lauzon, Joan (Joseph) Mellen, son Michael McGrath, 2 infant children, Rose Marie and John, and son-in-law Christopher Auger.


Family Tribute ~

Margaret was born in 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from St. Theresa High School and Marygrove College, both in Detroit. During her college years she met Bob McGrath, who was attending neighboring University of Detroit. They married in 1950 and remained married for 69 years, until Bob’s death in 2020.

After graduation from Marygrove, Margaret worked in the advertising department at Business News Publishing Company.  She remained there until she and Bob started a family.

Margaret was active during her children’s school years, attending every single football, basketball, and baseball games, track meets, school plays, choral and musical programs. She also served on the School Boards of Wyandotte Catholic Consolidated Grade School and Gabriel Richard High School. She was on the formation committee of the first Parish Council at St. Patrick’s Church and served as Education Co-Chairman on the Council.

She served as a volunteer with the Wyandotte General Hospital Auxiliary for 50 years. At her retirement, she was the longest still-active volunteer for the Auxiliary, receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Wyandotte for her dedicated service.

Over the years she also belonged to the Downriver Genealogical Society, Wyandotte Historical Society, Downriver Irish-American Club, and the Downriver League of Catholic Women. Besides her love of reading and genealogy, her love of travel took her and Bob on many exciting trips throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, Canada and Europe.

She always said that the best thing she did was have her children that she loved with all her heart.

Visitation Wednesday, June 26th from 1:00PM until 8:00PM Molnar Funeral Homes – Nixon Chapel, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte.  Instate, Thursday, June 27th, 9:30AM until time of 10:00AM, at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 135 Superior Blvd.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Irish Pallottine Fathers.



Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • Visitation
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
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