Charles G. McGrath, 82, Adams

ADAMS, NY —  Charles George McGrath, 82, Adams, died Oct. 9, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, NY, under comfort care.

Charlie was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Ellisburg, NY.  He attended Adams School.  He served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1967.

He married Karen Shultz on Dec. 2, 1967, and the couple lived locally for 53 years.  Charlie retired from Queens Farms Dairy after 26 years and worked at Hannaford for 8 years following his retirement.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Georgia McGrath and seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving is his wife, Karen; three sons – Chuck (wife Marlynne), Florida; Scott (wife Penny) North Carolina; Ken, Adams; daughter Pamela Archibee (husband John), Orwell NY; and his six grandchildren – Andrea, Allison, Cierra, Johnathan, Lydia and Nolan.

Charlie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

There will be no services at this time.  A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at a later date.

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville, NY, is assisting the family.

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