Norma McGrath of Cliff Ave., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 25, 2018. She was 86 years old. Born in Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Helen (Ohlson) and William F. Pumphret. A life long resident of Winthrop she was employed as anesthesiologist technician at the Massachusetts General Hospital prior to her retirement.
She was the devoted wife of the late Allan McGrath and the loving mother of Ellen J. Helleberg of Winthrop and Patty Meaney and her husband David of Topsfield. She was the dear sister of the late Carol Bruce, William, Paul and Michael Pumphret. Cherished grandmother of Jen and her husband Erick, Christian, Alexandra and the late Ashley. She is also survived by her great grandson Hunter Scutellaro and her companion Cali.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 or go to www.northeastanimalshelter.org.