Patricia McGrath died unexpectedly on February 15, 2018. She was born in Winona, MN to Thomas and Mary Reilly on February 18, 1928. She grew up in Milwaukee, Chicago and Kaukauna WI and married Richard McGrath, an air force pilot, in 1949. Pat was a devoted and loving mother of four children. She was responsible for moving her family every few years based on Air Force assignments. In 1967 she returned to Wisconsin and worked as the insurance coordinator for the Diocese of Green Bay. Following her retirement in 1986 she joined Monsignor Mark Schommer as housekeeper and companion and was always very involved in parish activities. She and Mark moved to the Appleton Retirement Community in May of 2017. Although Mark died shortly thereafter, Pat became a beloved and active resident of ARC. She is survived by two daughters, Amy of Madison, Kate of Boston and one son, David of Portland, Oregon. Pat’s son, Michael, preceded her in death in 2001.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10AM at St Joseph’s Catholic Church The family will greet relatives and friends at church on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9:30AM until the time of Mass at 10AM.
Due to Lent, flowers are not accepted in church so please send donations to Waushara County Food Pantry, 220 A Oakridge Court, Wautoma, WI 54911.