On March 14, 2024

Obituary: Patricia Ann Job (McGrath), 63

Sept. 22, 1960 – March 12, 2024

Patty Ann Job (McGrath) was born in Rutland on Sept. 22, 1960 the youngest of Frederick R. and Patricia E. Job’s six children and the only born and bred Vermonter. She died Tuesday, March 12 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center of Ovarian Cancer. She was 63 years young.

Vermont was in Patty’s heart and soul. When she graduated from Middlebury College in 1981, with degrees in biology and art, she could have gone anywhere and been an asset. But Patty loved Vermont, and Vermont completed Patty. She taught at Mount St. Joseph Academy where she had attended high school and coached its girls varsity soccer and co-ed ski teams for many years. Some skiers at Pico riding up the chair lift might have been confused by the sight of Patty leading her downhill ski team uphill under the chair lift to train. But there was no confusion when they brought home the state titles.

She married Kyran Murray McGrath in 1985, became the mother of two sons, Connor and Brogan McGrath, and together with Murray, assumed the ownership and management of the Inn at Long Trail in Killington from his parents, Kyran and Rosemary McGrath, in 1994.

Patty became a community leader, served as a Killington town Selectperson for nine years and was a superb athlete as a skier, mountain biker, soccer player and competitive golfer in the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association as a perennial member of Vermont’s Tri-State Team.

One need only walk into any room at the Inn to see her creativity and artistic talent expressed in its wall designs and décor — and, of course, it her beautiful gardens!

Even as her illness progressed, one of her great joys was to hike her beloved mountains and trails accompanied by her family, her husband, her friends and always with Nala and Baloo, her dogs, and Mufasa, her Maine coon cat, as her companions.

While Patty was a Vermonter through and through, she never lost her interest in and curiosity about the wide world. Be prepared to know your facts if you had a discussion with Patty! The great educator Booker T. Washington said: “Success in life is founded on the small things in life rather than the larger things. To everyday things nearest us rather than the things that are remote.”

Patty McGrath tended to her part of the universe exceedingly well. Her friends, her Job and McGrath families and her community will miss her wisdom, humanity, and loving care enormously.

Patty is survived by K Murray McGrath, K Connor McGrath, Brogan P McGrath, Karen McGrath, and Rosemary McGrath, her beloved husband, sons, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law; and her siblings Mary Job, Bob Job, Carol Wood and Kat Job Zilboorg. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Frederick R and Patricia E Job, and her brother Fred.

A wake will be held at The Inn at Long Trail 709 Route 4 Killington on Wednesday, March 20 starting at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Foley Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center and/or Cancer Research Institute.

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