ARLINGTON, Va. — Edward J. McGrath of McLean, Va., died at 7:50 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, in Capital Hospice. He was 80.

Mr. McGrath was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Hartford, Conn., a son of the late William J. and Delia M. Devereaux McGrath, both of Wethersfield, Conn.

He was a graduate of the Class of 1950 at Georgetown University and retired as an operations security officer from the Central Intelligence Agency, both Washington D.C.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. McGrath served during World War II.

He was a member for 50 years of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, McLean.

Mr. McGrath was husband of the late M. Helene Griffin McGrath, formerly of Sharon; father of Kathleen M., wife of Jeffrey Kamm, Rosemount, Minn.; Kevin W. McGrath, McLean; Patricia A., wife of Jeffery Morgan, Twinsburg, Ohio; Brian E. McGrath, husband of Deanne, Westminster, Md.; and brother of the Rev. William E. McGrath, East Hartford, Conn.; Noreen M. Granato, Wethersfield; and the late John S. McGrath, Wethersfield.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. Mr. McGrath also leaves many friends in the Shenango Valley.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Rev. William E. McGrath Scholarship Endowment Fund, St. Christopher School, 538 Brewer St., East Hartford, CT 06118; or American Lung Association of Northern Virginia, 9735 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031-3798.


Edward J., 80, McLean, Va.

Calling hours: Were with family from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (5-31-06) with prayers recited at 4 p.m., all in MURPHY’S FALLS CHURCH FUNERAL HOME, 1102 W. Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church, Va.

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. today (6-1-06) in St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean.

Inurnment: The Columbarium of Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.