On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Michael O’Grady, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, passed away at the age of 88 after a brief stay at Calvary Hospital, Bronx.
Michael was born on September 25, 1932 in the Bronx, NY to Daniel and Marianne (Kearney) O’Grady. After graduating Iona College with a BS in Mathematics followed by a two years service in the Army stateside, Michael married Mary (Casey) in St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers, in May 1957. Mary predeceased him in 2017. They raised their three daughters, Cathleen Edie (Eric), Patricia Meyer (Peter) and Maura O’Grady.
Highly analytical, Michael spent decades working for Univac then IBM, exploring practical applications and programming insuring future computer uses.
Michael was an avid fisherman, enjoying the waters of City Island as a younger man and Southold NY. He enjoyed Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, often spearheading games of the latter at family parties. His love of music spanned from 40’s big bands through Nat King Cole to Pink Floyd. Above all, he could often be found quietly hunched over a crossword puzzle which he insisted be filled out with pen.
In addition to his daughters and sons-in-law, Michael was the proud and loving grandfather to Annie, Sara and Mary Meyer to whom he leaves a wealth of remarkable memories. He is survived by his sister, Maureen Ollen, and was a loving Uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
The family will be present on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11 AM to 12 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home - 732 Yonkers Avenue - Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400 - www.frswfh.com. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 12 PM at the Funeral Home. Following the service, Michael will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery - 10 W. Stevens Avenue - Hawthorne, NY 10532.
PLEASE NOTE: At the request of the family, we are asking for masks to be worn during this visitation.
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle & Andrew Ruggiero and Jessica Martins. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family