Maureen McGrath Dobratz, 88, wife of the late Raymond Dobratz, Sr., passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at CT Baptist Home in Meriden.
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Born in Meriden on November 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Marie (Quinn) McGrath. Maureen was a lifelong Meriden resident and attended St. Joseph's School and Meriden High School, class of 1949. Following the death of her husband in 1968, she worked in the cafeteria of Maloney High School and later in the classified department of the Record Journal where she retired after 23 years as Classified Advertising Supervisor. Maureen, better known as "Nana", was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved traveling, reading, crocheting, and Frank Sinatra. Although she suffered many losses in her life, she always remained upbeat, with her first priority always caring for others.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Marie Dobratz Heck and daughter-in-law, Paula Dobratz, her cherished grandchildren, Erik Dobratz, Christine Kronenberger, Michael Heck, David Dobratz, and Matthew Dobratz, as well as her twelve greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by her devoted and loving brother, Jack McGrath and his wife Janet, her sister-in-law, Connie McGrath, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Ray, she was predeceased by her son, Raymond Dobratz, Jr., son-in-law, Gary Heck, grandsons, Peter Dobratz and Steven Heck, sister, Patricia Ryan, and brother, Gerald McGrath II.
The family would like to sincerely thank the nurses and staff of CT Baptist Home for their love and compassionate care of "Nana".
Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours on Friday October 23, 2020 from 9 to 11am at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden, CT 06450. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Baptist Home, 292 Thorpe Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences please visit jferryfh.com.
Zoom information for calling hours:
Meeting ID: 859 5883 1154
Zoom information for the Graveside service:
Meeting ID: 882 8526 1969