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Teri Jo (Downs) McGrath

November 21, 1952 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Teri McGrath Obituary

Teri Jo McGrath, age 70 of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Trinity Health Muskegon Hospital. She was born on November 21, 1952 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Charles and Barbara (McIntyre) Downs.

Teri graduated from Gull Lake High School and went on to retire from Ottawa County after 22 years. She continued to work for the D & W Food Center for 20 years as a cashier.

Teri was a faithful member of St. Patrick - St. Anthony Catholic Parish for many years. She enjoyed going to the beach, going to breakfast at Stanz Café with friends, and shopping around town.

Teri especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and religiously attended their school and sporting events.  She also enjoyed having her children visit all summer long and would frequently visit them during the winter months.

Teri is lovingly remembered and missed by her two daughters, April (Ryan) Lynch and Megan (Chad) Rakoczy; her two sons, Tom (Trishia) McGrath and Nick McGrath; her six beloved grandchildren: Shelby Cook, Austin and Isabelle McGrath, C.J. and Megan Rakoczy,  and Evelyn Lynch; great-grandson, Elias Johnson; niece Natalie Downs Hyatt;  and her sister, Tami (Steve) Harvey.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Downs.

The Memorial Mass for Teri will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023 at St. Patrick - St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Grand Haven Michigan, with Fr. Dan Schumaker officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery after the luncheon.

Teri's life was her children and in lieu of flowers they would love Memorial Contributions to be made to her daughter's school through Jefferson Community Council (26555 Westfield St., Redford, MI, 48239) or Louisville Metro Police Foundation (www.saferlouisville.org or 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY, 40217).

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September 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick -St. Anthony Catholic Parish
920 Fulton St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Mass
September 29, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Patrick -St. Anthony Catholic Parish
920 Fulton St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Lake Forest Cemetery
1304 Lake Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Jefferson Community Council
26555 Westfield St., Redford MI 48239
Tel: 1-313-937-2330
Web: https://jefferson.southredford.org/

Louisville Metro Police Foundation
982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville KY 40217
Tel: 1-502-409-9563
Web: https://saferlouisville.org/


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