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Marie Esther McGrath, 83, of Cambridge, passed away July 11, 2012 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.
Born January 16, 1929 in Trappe, Md., she was the daughter of the late William and Alice Trice.
On August 10, 1951 Marie was married to George Washington McGrath and together raised six children. Mr. McGrath died January 3, 1979.
For many years Marie was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church where she had all her children baptized. She later attended and became a member of the Salvation Army Church.
Marie enjoyed needlepoint and crafting. Lately her favorite pass time was watching the many deer that would travel through her yard. She worked at Dorset Laundry but mainly was a homemaker.
Surviving her are two daughters, Barbara Ann Marvel of Preston and Gail Abbott of Reliance; three sons, George William McGrath and wife Sharon of Hurlock, Robert McGrath Sr. and wife Robin of East New Market and Kenneth C. McGrath and wife Cynthia of Cambridge; one brother, Everett; four sister’s, Louise, Identical twin Mary, Ruth and Dorothy; several step-children; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding Marie in death besides her parents and husband was a daughter Naomi Arliss; two sisters, Mildred and Margaret; three brothers, Paul, Albert and Roland.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 beginning 11:30 a.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. Doug Ridley. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Detrich, Rik Rommel, Joe Habermann, Robert McGrath Jr., Harvey Abbott and Shannon Abbott.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marie can be made to Coastal Hospice, 2604 Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD. 21804.
To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
At this time you may be consumed with pain and anger, rightfully so, Just remember that God is near to You to give you comfort to lighten the load, He has provided a hope for all who died that there will be a ressurrection of all those in the memorial tombs they will hear his voice and come out John 5:28,29. (This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God. John 17:3)
Marian Oct 20 2012 12:00 AM
I am sorry to read of your loss. I worked with Sharon at Warwick. The loss of a loved one is a painful time. I personally find comfort in God's promises of a resurrection at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29. Revelation 21:4,5 tells us that there will shortly come a time when all death, pain, and mourning will be done away with. As we await these promises, I hope that you will find comfort in your good memories and the support of caring people.
Barbara Baxter Jul 20 2012 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. Miss Marie was a wonderful person she will be missed. Gail if you need anything just call you are in my prayers.
Laura Thomas Jul 17 2012 12:00 AM
You are missed very much,
Donna Weems Jul 15 2012 12:00 AM
I love you mom mom.Will be missing you.
calvin andcourtney collins and 4 kids Jul 13 2012 12:00 AM
Such a wonderful lady. She will be missed. My condolences go out to your family.
Sherry McGrath Jul 13 2012 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace in your faith, and may God's love shine down upon you all during this difficult time. Much Love, Janet and Jimmie Mathie
Janet Mathie Jul 13 2012 12:00 AM
To the Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I have fond memories of Miss Marie growing up on Choptank Ave. I'm blessed to have known her.
Tammy Bennett Wielgosz Jul 12 2012 12:00 AM
Sorry for the family's loss.I remember Mrs. Marie from attending the Salvation Army many many years ago.
Julie Burton Jul 12 2012 12:00 AM
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I remember her very well as being a really nice lady. Again i am sorry.
Anita Hayes Jul 12 2012 12:00 AM