Born in Hoboken, New Jersey on April 6, 1902 he lived in Secaucus, New Jersey and then entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland on September 18, 1918. He professed his Passionist vows on October 22, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was ordained by Bishop Thomas Walsh in the Newark pro-Cathedral on May 29, 1929. After ordination Father McGrath taught philosophy in the Passionist Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh; and Jamaica, New York for eight years. He then was assigned as chaplain at St. Mary’s Industrial School, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1943 he became a military chaplain in the navy and retired in 1960 with the rank of full commander. Assigned to the Union City community, he died of a heart attack there on January 15, 1971. He was a vigorous person who liked to go for long walks and during these five mile walks he was well known to the local merchants and residents in the Union City area. He could share his opinion with ease and candor and could be quite serious even if affable.
April 6, 1902
October 22, 1922
May 29, 1929
January 15, 1971
Timothy of the Sorrowful Virgin McGrath