Gloria Marlene (Pattee) McGrath


Gloria Marlene (Pattee) McGrath of Neptune Beach passed away peacefully in her sleep and went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 11, 2016. Gloria was a selfless, loving wife and friend to all who knew her.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Kendall and Mary Pattee and brother, Clayton Pattee. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, CDR J. Michael McGrath, USN (Ret); sister, Cheryl Pattee Meyer (Robert); stepdaughter, Tina Antee (Terry); niece and nephews, Stacy Gunter, Larry Robinson and Michael Pattee; plus many devoted friends.

Gloria graduated from Lisbon Falls High School, Lisbon Falls, Maine in 1953 and from Saint Mary’s Nursing School, Lewiston, Maine in 1956. Gloria and Mike met and were married in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 16, 1960. She was always the dutiful Navy wife, traveling and assisting her husband throughout his 31-year career. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She was a Life Member of the Navy League of the United States and served as the First Lady 2007-2009.

Memorial Services were held July 18, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gloria’s name to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 224 N. 5th St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 or Navy League of the United States Foundation, 2300 Wilson Blvd. #200, Arlington, VA 22201. Please visit the online tribute at Services are under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.