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McGrail, Aline P. May 10, 1928 - December 1, 2021

Aline Patricia Ambrose McGrail, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in Woodhaven, Queens to John Paul and Edith Veronica (Jordan) Ambrose. Predeceased by her devoted husband Michael and brother John Paul Ambrose. Survived by sisters Edith Kelly Thompson and Margaret Mary Shea. Devoted Mother to 9 children: Thomas (Eileen), James (Nancy), Michele (Paul) Gerstemeier, Sean (Karen), Mary (David) Purdy, Michael Joseph Jr. (Michael John), Patricia (John) Flynn, and Aline. Predeceased by son Robert Charles 1986.   Worshipped by her 15 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren, and Aunt and Great Aunt to more than 85 nieces and nephews. Very proud graduate of Our Lady of Assumption 1941, Villa Maria Academy 1945, and Katherine Gibbs School 1947. In 1976 Aline re-entered the working world, proudly serving the Manhattan College community for 26 years as Office Manager for, among others, the School of Arts. She was an avid parishioner of St. Eugene’s Parish since 1954 and a member of Our Ladies Guild. Her beloved bridge club ladies meant the world to her.

Aline met her husband Michael on a blind date in 1947 and they remained “Pat and Mike” for the next 65 years, forever deeply touching all who knew them. She taught her family how to live and die gracefully.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations for nursing education to www.jansenhospice.org

670 White Plains Rd.

Scarsdale, NY 10583

Calling Hours:  2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mass:  10 am, Wednesday, December 8, 2021, St. Eugene's Church, Yonkers


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    Kathleen Langer says

    Aline was a gracious and devoted wife and mother. She had a real attention to detail, and was fiercely loyal to her family and church. We were privileged to be among her friends for many years and chose to name one of our children after her – and now have a grandchild with her name, too! God bless the memory of Aline McGrail. May she rest in peace and rejoice in her reunion with Michael and Robert. Kathy & Larry Langer, North Oaks, Minnesota

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