Teresa B. McGrath
Teresa McGrath, 85 of Summit, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 10, 2022; she was surrounded by her loving family. Anyone who knew her knew that she was the strongest woman with the biggest heart. She was the perfect combination of strong and loving.
Born in Newark, NJ and formerly of Irvington, Union and Whiting, she had resided in Summit for the last year.
Terry worked as a waitress at several places, mainly Maplewood Country Club. While living in Whiting, she enjoyed playing dominos and taking walks with her friend Kay Vella. A devoted Catholic, Terry never missed a mass.
She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, the one love of her life, Alfred P. McGrath Sr.; her beloved son, Alfred P. McGrath Jr; her eight siblings; and her son-in-law, Michael P. Szabo.
Terry is survived by her three beloved children, Patricia Szabo of Woodbridge Twp., Maureen Roland and her husband Robert of Summit, and Daniel P. McGrath of Summit.
Her grandchildren, Matthew Szabo and his wife Julianne of Long Valley, NJ, Ryan Szabo of Woodbridge Twp., Megan Szabo of Philadelphia, Danielle Stabler, her husband Ryan, and their children, Ryan and James, of Union, Jess Roland and her fiancé Bobby Frega of Waldwick, and Matthew Roland, his wife Arielle, and their son, Asher, of Springfield; and her great-grandson, William Alfred Szabo. She was loved and revered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 3-7 pm, at the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union, NJ.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am at St Joseph RC Church, 767 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover, NJ 07936.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Terry’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.