Barbara Jane McGrath, 86, born October 25, 1934 in Buffalo, NY to Paul and Bernadine (Volland) McGrath, passed away February 4, 2021 In Ocala, Florida.
After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy H.S. she went on to study at Erie Community College and graduated with an A.A.S. degree in Food Service Management in 1954.
She was a Food Service Manager for the State of New York Education Department in Buffalo Schools from 1967 to 1990 and after her retirement she moved to Delaware, and then to Florida in 2006.
She was a Volunteer for several hospitals, nursing homes, and her church. She enjoyed Traveling, Football, Dancing, Playing Cards, Bingo, Sewing & Quilting.
She was preceded in death by both parents; cousin, Marie Anderson and a best friend, Prudence Curvin.
Barbara is survived by brother James McGrath (Elaine), children, Debbie Gilmet, Linda Traina (Gary), Alex Cosentino, Diane Newton (Dave Pipher), Christine Kemp (David); grandchildren, Nathan Newton, Ashlee Kemp, Shane Kemp; step grandchildren, Brian Traina (Cassie Mattos), Jason Traina (Kellen); step great grandchildren, Tessa Traina, Taylor Traina, Anthony Traina, Eden Traina; cousins, Patricia Oreskovich, Irene Schroeder and their children and grandchildren; friends, Dorothy Murszewski, Donnie Leong, Anne Hauser.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:15 AM, Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 SE 28th Street Ocala, Florida 34480
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be sent to Ascension Lutheran Church in Barbara McGrath’s name.