Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Louis Vincent McGrath, 48, of Dumont, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2019.  Beloved husband of Eva (née Grisback).  Devoted father of Elizabeth McGrath.  Dear brother of Michael McGrath and his wife Josephine.  Also survived by his mother-in-law, Diana Schults, his sister-in-law Anita Avallone and her husband Jason, and his loving nieces and nephews, Skye Avallone, Makenzie and Cody McGrath.  Predeceased by his parents, Annie (née Carrol) and Michael McGrath.

Louis was born in Englewood, NJ, and was a construction worker with SBF Construction of Hackensack.  He will be sadly missed by the McGrath, Avallone and Donegan families.

Louie loved being with his family so much, especially his wife and daughter.  He was a romantic husband and a dedicated father.  While working together around the inside and outside of  the house was always a proud family bonding time for them.  Sometimes when doing yard work, passers-by would stop randomly to chat with Louie, taking him away from his chores; however, he didn’t mind that, and would always listen to them.  He was known as The Mayor of Dumont by his family and friends.Louie loved to be loved.  He had a great passion for animals, especially his own family pets.  Encouraged and coaxed by his wife and daughter, to get a puppy, was one of a small miracle.  Clyde, a Boston Terrier, arrived home and became Louie’s best friend.  Clyde would hover around Louie’s feet at the sight of him all day long.  He was his favorite dog ever, though there were two additional dogs and two cats, and his niece’s dog, too.

Louie enjoyed working with a great group of talented and fun bunch.  Each day he would come home and tell his family of all his heroic and very treacherous stories that occurred from the high rises of New York City to the tallest, oldest trees of New Jersey.  Louie was a familiar voice and face on New Jersey Transit.  He would have the passengers hysterically laughing due to his antics on his way to and from New York City.

As a devoted sports fan, Louie was mostly dedicated to the Jets.  During football season he would gather with his family and friends and competitively offer his unedited opinions as each play advanced.

Funeral Mass Thursday, October 24th, 11 AM,. St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield.  Cremation is private.  Visiting Wednesday, October 23rd, 3-7 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis’ memory to Spectrum for Living Intermediate Care Facility, 50 Blanche Ave., Closter, NJ 07624; www.spectrumforliving.org.


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