Julia McGrath Johnson



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  Julia McGrath Johnson   Greece:  July 8, 1941-November 18, 2023.  It is with the deepest sadness that we must announce the passing of Julia McGrath Johnson, who died peacefully on November 18 at age 82 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Rochester, NY, she is survived by her husband of 58 years Eugene “Jim” Johnson; Children Dr. Thomas “TJ” (Angela) Johnson of Burke, VA, David (Karen) Johnson, Margaret “Meg” (Andrew) Smith of Parsippany, NJ; Grandchildren Timothy, Matthew, Thomas, Patrick, Benjamin, Ila, Andrew, Davey, many nieces and nephews, and beloved cousin Mary Ellen (Tom) Adlam of Winter Haven, Fl. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Noreen McGrath. She graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1959. She retired from Frontier Corp. (Rochester Telephone Co.). She enjoyed hosting family gatherings, gardening, traveling, playing cards and games, doing her crossword puzzles and most of all being a grandma. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed every day. Friends may call Wednesday (Nov 22) 4PM-7PM at Vay-Schleich and  Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Nov 24th) 10:30AM at Our Mother of Sorrows, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Private Interment.  Reception to follow.      


  1. Mary Ellen Adlam on November 20, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Life is not about how many years we live but how we live them. Sweet Judy lived hers with compassion and kindness and love for others. I will always love my “little Sister” and cherish all the great memories I have.

  2. Celeste and David (Mercandetti) on November 20, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Just want to tell Jim and the family how much we will miss seeing Julie sitting by your side at the restaurant where we met you two. It’s a sad heart that I have to say goodbye to her. Jim, we will always pray for both of you. We will be having a Mass said for her some time at Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph Church in the near future. We have grown to love you both as though we have known you two all our lives.

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