Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:20 am
‘Pat Grady loved people’
PATRICK V. GRADY Jan. 5, 1945 – July 3, 2016
We lost P.G. on July 3, 2016, to an unexpected fall. We weren’t ready to let him go, and saying an unexpected goodbye was devastating to all that loved him. His last day on earth was spent meeting his buddies at one of his favorite Irish pubs, having a putting contest with his best friend from high school, and spending time with the love of his life for more than 50 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Grady. One of the last things he said to her that day was, “Wow, do you look beautiful today!” He was always in awe of our mother’s beauty and was not afraid to show his affection to her in public.
Pat Grady loved being Irish and he let everyone know it with his crazy leprechaun corduroy green pants he wore for St. Patrick’s Day and Parade Day. He coached numerous youth sports over three decades and constantly had grown men coming up to him calling him “coach.” He played Santa for 30 years and relished in little children’s faces as Santa showed up at their house with presents with their name on it.
Pat Grady loved people. Everywhere he went, he enjoyed shaking hands, buying a drink, or sharing a story or two. He was a successful realtor for more than 50 years, placing Shamrock’s “for sale” signs all around town. He left his mark volunteering numerous hours in the community and was a great example of how to work hard for your family and others less fortunate. We will forever miss that constant smile and the pranks he was always playing.
–Cindy Grady Hamilton, daughter