Esther E. McGrath, 99

Esther E. McGrath, 99

QUINCY — Esther E. (Oates) McGrath, age 99, of Quincy and formerly of Lynn, died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at the Alliance Health at Marina Bay, following a brief illness. She was the former wife of the late Harry McGrath.

Born in Lynn in 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Anderssen) Oates. She was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School. Esther worked as an assembler at the General Electric in West Lynn and Wilmington, and was a member of the IUE-CWA Local 201. She was a former member at Lynn Advent Christian Church and was skilled at sewing and needlework. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, cooking and most especially, she enjoyed people. 

Esther is survived by her sons, Ronald J. McGrath of Boston and David Wayne McGrath of Lynn; and her nephews, Allen and Gerald Trefry and Bruce McGrath. She was the sister of the late Hilda Trefry and her late husband Alfred.   

Service information: Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and again on Thursday from 12-1 p.m. Directions and online guestbook at

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