John H. Grady, Jr.

  • BORN: February 22, 1926
  • DIED: May 30, 2013
  • LOCATION: Gainesville, Virginia

Heritage Hunt Resident John Grady Passes Away

Long-time Heritage Hunt Resident John H. Grady, Jr., 87, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 30th, according to his family. Mr. Grady and his wife Barbara have been residents of Heritage Hunt since 2001.

Mr. Grady was an avid golfer, a member of the tennis round robin group, and a singer in the choir at St. Katharine Drexel Mission in Gainesville.

John Grady was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the oldest of two sons to John H. and Ellen Sweeny Grady, and was raised in Watertown, Massachusetts. He graduated from Watertown High School. Mr. Grady attended Yale University, graduating in the class of 1948. He interrupted his studies at Yale to serve in the United States Navy during the Second World War, returning after his service to complete his studies.

Mr. Grady enjoyed a successful career in business as a buyer and financial planner at the M&M Mars Company, the Reaction Motors Division of Thiokol Corporation, and later at the Bali Division of Hanes Corporation, all in New Jersey. Mr. Grady was a resident for over 50 years of Livingston, New Jersey, where he was elected to two terms on the Livingston Township Council and served for two terms as Mayor of Livingston. He was also the President of the Livingston Kiwanis Club, a coach in Livingston Little League and Junior Football, and an active member of St. Philomena's Church.

Mr. Grady is survived by his wife of 63 years Barbara; by five children, Joanne Huskey of Bethesda, Maryland, Christine Grady of Washington, D.C., John H. Grady III of Marietta, Georgia, Barbara Grady-Ayer of Albany, California, and Robert Grady of Jackson, Wyoming; and by eleven grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held in honor of Mr. Grady at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville at 11:30am on Tuesday, June 4th, to be followed by a reception at the Heritage Hunt Clubhouse at 1:30pm. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Monday evening, June 3rd, at the Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Livingston Education Foundation for the John H. and Barbara Grady Public Service Award.
Livingston Education Foundation
c/o Monte Ehrenkranz
Regal Bank
570 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

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