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Celebrating the life of James G. O'Grady
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Mr. O'Grady was a United States Army Veteran with the... rank of Sergeant and was on active duty during the Berlin Wall Crisis. He worked for 31 years as a Revenue Officer for the IRS. He also worked for the Social Security Administration and The Stratford Senior Center. After retiring, he co-founded the Stratford Senior Men's Club.
His most enduring quality was his love for his family. He also enjoyed simple pleasures like reading the daily newspaper, traveling and following sports, especially the New York Yankees. One of his enduring memories was of attending the farewell game for Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium, where he sat in the upper deck with his sons. Years before, he had taken his sons and their friends to a park in Crestwood and taught them how to play the game.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son James O'Grady of Brooklyn, NY; his son Thomas and Lillian O'Grady of Crestwood, NY and their children Brendan, Catherine and Brian; and his son Paul and Michele O'Grady of Wilton, CT, and their children Emily and Zachary.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. by meeting directly in Our Lady of Peace Church, 651 Stratford Rd, Stratford, CT. Interment will be Thursday September 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St. Stratford.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Caroline House, 574 Stillman Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608, www.thecarolinehouse.org. For additional information or to share remembrances and condolences, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
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2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
651 Stratford Road
Stratford, CT 06615
Celebrated by Reverend Nicholas Pavia
10 West Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532