July 3, 2018
Ryan M. McGrath
McGrath, Ryan M., beloved son of Mimi and Tod McGrath, passed away on July 3, 2018 at the age of 29.
Ryan leaves behind his beloved brother Mike who he was so proud of, and Mike’s girlfriend Lesley Johnson who he admired greatly. He also leaves behind 18 aunts and uncles, 25 cousins, 9 great aunts and uncles, a maternal grandmother, and his paternal grandfather who he so loved to spend time with watching sports and talking politics.
Ryan was strong, kind, polite, generous, and engaging. He was a thinker who had a wonderfully clever sense of humor and a keen memory that his mother always relied on. Ryan was a peacemaker; he was always interested in what others had to say, took care to see that others were comfortable, and helped those who he thought were being discriminated against. Ryan loved playing basketball, playing the guitar, watching our Boston sports teams, and listening to music, particularly classic hip-hop. He was proud of his dual careers in commercial real estate and national and international event promotion for classic hip-hop artists. Ryan was a loyal friend to his friends from Hingham and Manhattan College, and his colleagues from MIT. Most importantly, Ryan would always tell us that he loved us, and he was openly thankful for all he felt he was blessed with. His love for spending time with his big extended family and the love he had for his dogs graced us all. Ryan, you are loved by everyone you loved and will be forever missed. You’ve made us so proud to have you as our son and brother. Until we meet up again, there is comfort to know that you’ll be resting in God’s peace. Love you Rhino.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday in Church of the Resurrection, Hingham at 10 AM. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ryan may be made to The Pan-Mass Challenge at www.donate.pmc.org