Last week I found out that my former boyfriend, Stephen McGrath passed away. Stephen and I spent time together during the winter of 1997-1998. Every time I watch Mike Rowe pitch Ford cars or jeans on T.V. I remember the irrestible charm and smile of Steve. You are gone, but I will never forget those twinkly, sky-blue eyes.
STEPHEN F. MCGRATH, beloved son of Jean Richter McGrath and the late John J. McGrath, Sr. passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was 48 years old. Born on October 10, 1962 in Stamford. Stephen was a lifelong Stamford resident. Stephen was a Stamford High School graduate. He then graduated from Springfield Technical College with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Design. He was a self-employed landscape contractor. He was also employed by the City of Stamford, Department of Parks and Recreation for many years. Stephen was an avid golfer and an all around sportsman who enjoyed the outdoors. He was a gregarious person who loved spending time with his family and friends. Stephen will be sadly and deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving mother, Jean Richter McGrath of Stamford and loving brothers, Terrance McGrath and his wife Debbie of Stamford, John J. McGrath, Jr. and his wife Pamela of Naugatuck, CT and Patrick McGrath of Stamford. Also surviving is his niece, Jean-Marie McGrath of Naugatuck and nephew Daniel McGrath of Stamford, both of whom he adored. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins survive him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Bridget's of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford. There will be no calling hours and Interment will be private. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 is honored to assist the McGrath family with the arrangements. Donations may be made in Stephen's name to the Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06904 To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com.