John McGrath

John McGrath at age 89 reflects on his fifty years of living in Sunderland. John Immigrated from Ireland and settled in Sunderland, opening a general store on the right hand side of what was Dimos Restaurant. As the town grew he also grew, building and opening the store that is now on the corner of Main and School street. When he moved , the building next to Demos became the post office. Once the lease for the post office was up the office moved to the small building on South Main Street, West side. John lived the rest of his life as a Sunderland residents, widely admired and respected. You cannot imagine his generosity to the people that came in and could not pay for food, heating etc.

Date

Circa 1995

Format

VHS converted to digital.

Citation

Tom Zimnowski, “John McGrath,” Swampfield Historical Society, accessed August 9, 2022, https://swampfieldhistorical.org/items/show/208.

Title

John McGrath

Description

John McGrath at age 89 reflects on his fifty years of living in Sunderland. John Immigrated from Ireland and settled in Sunderland, opening a general store on the right hand side of what was Dimos Restaurant. As the town grew he also grew, building and opening the store that is now on the corner of Main and School street. When he moved , the building next to Demos became the post office. Once the lease for the post office was up the office moved to the small building on South Main Street, West side. John lived the rest of his life as a Sunderland residents, widely admired and respected. You cannot imagine his generosity to the people that came in and could not pay for food, heating etc.

Creator

Tom Zimnowski

Date

Circa 1995

Format

VHS converted to digital.

Interviewer

Various Sunderland residents.

Interviewee

John McGrath

Location

Sunderland Congregational Church Chapel

Original Format

VHS converted to digital.

Duration

40:59

URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyK42CfOf-o/edit

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