Mary Ann McGrath

Mary Ann McGrath

August 11, 1936 – July 9, 2022

Mary Ann McGrath (Hart) was born in Omaha to John and Margaret Harton Aug. 11, 1936. She attended high school at Cathedral High School and nursing school at St. Joseph’s nursing school, an affiliate of Creighton University.
Mary Ann married Bernie McGrath on Oct. 18, 1958. They raised four daughters and were married for 57 years. Bernie and Mary Ann were founding members of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha.
Mary Ann worked as a nurse for 25 years,15 years in the float pool at Bergan Mercy Hospital and then 10 years in mother-baby care. After retirement in 2001, Mary Ann volunteered at Hospice House, Children’s Hospital, New Cassel Retirement Center and Mary Our Queen Parish.
Mary Ann, a member of Catholic Daughters, died at Hospice House on July 9, 2022.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Bernie McGrath, her parents John and Margaret Hart, her brother Johnny Hart, her grandchildren Carrie and Andy Bassett, and her great-grandson Simon Cutler.
Mary Ann is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Kathleen and Brett Wawers (Omaha), Karen and Kelly Grossnicklaus (Aurora, NE), Mary Jo and Matt Bassett (Omaha), and Colleen and Layne Walters (Olathe, KS). Mary Ann is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren who affectionately called her Gigi. Mary Ann is also survived by her brother Bill (Diane) Hart and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Tuesday, July 12th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, July 13th at 10:30am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St.  Graveside Service: Wednesday, 1pm, Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church and Josie Harper Hospice House.

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  • Jane Scieszinski Posted July 12, 2022 12:08 pm

    My condolences to Mary Ann’s daughters as they grieve the loss of their mother. She always smiled and looked happy which made one smile in return. She didn’t seem to age either! I remember when your family visited my parent’s when we were children and Colleen played hide-and-seek with my sister, Teresa, and me. We had a lot of fun that day!
    My Mom is 93 years old now and can’t easily travel so we can’t attend the visitation or funeral. Please accept our condolences and prayers for your loss.
    Jane Scieszinski
    youngest daughter of Maurice and Margaret McGrath Scieszinski
    granddaughter of Ed and Vera McGrath

  • Mary (McMahon) MacMillan Posted July 13, 2022 5:47 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. She and my parents, Ray and Margaret McMahon, were such great friends at Mary Our Queen. Dad just passed also, so we know the 4 of them are at peace now. Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers.

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