In Memoriam: Kevin J. McGrath

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Kevin J. McGrath, president of McGrath Realty, Inc. of Fishkill. McGrath died suddenly on Sept. 30 at the age of 64.

A Fishkill area resident since 1997 and formerly of the Katonah-Bedford area, he was born in the Bronx on Jan. 9, 1957 and was the son of Donald and Ann (McLoughlin) McGrath. He worked in the field of real estate for almost 50 years.

McGrath could often be found in the workshop on his beloved farm working on equipment and making unusual birdhouses. His days living in Florida as a young man left him with a love of sunshine and beaches. He would start planning for Ft. Lauderdale as soon as the first leaf fell.

The true loves of his life were his wife and children and especially his grandchildren who learned to love the water with “poppy.” He was a favorite to his many nieces and nephews and opened his home and his heart to them. He was also considered a second dad by anyone who spent time at the farm. If you were around on Sunday afternoon, you might have been lucky enough to taste one of his famous mash-up meals.

On Oct.15, 1983 in Bedford, Kevin married Margaret Colonel who survives at home. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Jaimie and Justin Dini, and Ryan and Alecia McGrath; his grandchildren, Riley McGrath, Madelyn Dini, and Murphy McGrath; his siblings Barbara Johann, Tommy and Eileen McGrath, Brian and Kathy McGrath; his sister-in-law, Kathy McGrath; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Donald and Ann McGrath, he was also predeceased by his brother, Donald M. McGrath, Jr. and brother-in-law, Dick Johann.

In June of this year, Cafe Realty teamed up with commercial, land development and luxury brokerage firm McGrath Realty Inc. McGrath attended the grand re-opening of its Downtown Mount Kisco office earlier in the day on Sept. 30 prior to his death.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, Oct. 4th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. There will be a funeral service at 8 p.m.

Due to his continual support of our community, memorial donations may be made to the East Fishkill Recreation, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please visit Kevin’s Book of Memories at


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