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Neil McGraw

Neil Edward "Cornelius" McGraw

January 18th, 1925 - October 6th, 2020
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Obituary

Neil Edward,McGraw passed in peace on October 6, 2020, at the age of 95.

Neil, son of Anna Marie (née Cronin) and Benjamin Daniel McGraw, was born January 18, 1925 in Minneapolis. He married Joanne Gill on September 30, 1950. Neil is preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; son, Patrick Casey; brothers, Benjamin, John, and Gerald; sisters, Juliette, Patricia, and Helen. He is survived by 5 children, Kathleen, Michael, Brian, Daniel, and Bridget (Christine Brandes); grandchildren, Margaret (Daniel) Moore, 1LT Joseph (fiancée Kendra Butkowski), Colleen, Mary Clare, and Pablo Samoilys. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Neil McGraw, the former owner of Gill Brothers Funeral Home, was a veteran of World War II, an active alumnus of the University of Minnesota, and a past Grand Knight of the Marion Council Knights of Columbus. He served on a number of boards in the community, including the Board of Directors of the American State Bank in Bloomington and the Archdiocesan Cemetery Board. He was a former chairman of the board at St. Mary’s Hospital and an active member of Decathlon Athletic Club, past president of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and organized as well as endowed a scholarship fund at Normandale Community College. He was an avid outdoor sportsman.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 12, 2020, 10: 30 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Avenue. (live stream link: https://www.olgparish.org/mass/neil-mcgraw) Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, October 11, 2020, 2:00– 6:00 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South. If so desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home
    Address
    5801 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    The Church of Our Lady of Grace
    Address
    5071 Eden Avenue
    Edina, MN 55436
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    The Church of Our Lady of Grace
    Address
    5071 Eden Avenue
    Edina, MN 55436
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  • Interment

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Lakewood Cemetery
    Address
    3600 Hennepin Avenue
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
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  • Reception

    Location
    Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home
    Address
    5801 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Anna Riley Gherity

Posted at 01:29pm
Danny and Family: Heartfelt sympathies and blessings to your family. Your dad was a kind and giving man, and had such a wonderful, committed faith. Love to you all, John and Anna (Riley) Gherity
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Rob, Dawn and Wipfli LLP

Posted at 05:29pm
"Neil McGraw" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Eugene A Pouliot

Posted at 12:25pm
Dan, and all the McGraw family:

I give you my prayers and sympathy on the death of your father.
I remember him as a very friendly man, jovial and kind. I remember Fr.Slattery speaking highly of your Dad and enjoying many outings with him. Know he is in my prayers, as all of you are!

Love
Fr. Gene Pouliot
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Scott Anderson

Posted at 12:17pm
I have so many memories of your Dad, Neil. Stretching over the decades. Brian and Mike, can we ever forget your Dad labeling our youthful "excursions" meathead operations? I laugh whenever I think about it. Or his whistle, that could be heard for blocks, letting us know as kids that it was time to run or bike home because it was dinner time. And haircuts on the front steps. He'd buzz our heads, like we were sheep being shorn. Things like that stick out for me, among the memories involving your Dad. I've enjoyed reconnecting with him and you in deck gatherings these last few years. he was a great guy and truly lived a wonderful life. He'll be missed by all who knew him.
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Posted at 11:06am
He was a great guy and like a 2nd father to us. He'll be missed
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