Paul McGrath, 67

Dec 10, 2022

Paul M. McGrath, Jr., 67, of Plymouth passed away Wednesday, December 7, at his home in Plymouth, after a brave battle with cancer.  He was the loving husband of Jan (Makowski) McGrath.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Mary B. (Murphy) McGrath and Paul M. McGrath, Sr. of Plymouth.  A previous resident of Newton, he moved to Plymouth in 1972 and graduated from Plymouth/Carver High School in 1973. Paul worked in many fields of construction throughout his life.  He was a diesel mechanic, a welder, and worked in the family’s fence construction business for many years.  Paul was also a member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department.  

Paul was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed woodworking, photography, and mechanical work.  Best known for his sense of humor, Paul was a practical joker who will be remembered for the many outrageous stunts he orchestrated over the years. These stunts generally involved the reckless operation of a two or four-wheeled vehicle, and often included occasional explosions heard around Ezekial Pond.   He also enjoyed hunting, boating, extreme pyrotechnics, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Paul was fiercely loyal to his family, friends and the Lakeview Boulevard (LVB) community. 

Survivors include his wife, Jan McGrath of Plymouth; his son, Paul M. McGrath, III of Plymouth; his father, Paul M. McGrath, Sr. of Plymouth; his siblings, Kathleen Marinilli and husband Jack of Norton, Judith Spinney and husband Keith of Medway, Edward McGrath and wife Dorothy of Plymouth, Daniel McGrath and wife Maureen of Plymouth, and William McGrath of Florida. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Friday, December 16, 2022 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 1 – 4 PM.  Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Twin Lakes Improvement Association,  P. O. Box 643, East Wareham, MA 02538.  For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit: