Barry McGraw

Barry W. McGraw

Thursday, September 28th, 1961 - Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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PHOENIX, AZ Barry W. McGraw, 58, formerly of Cohoes, passed away suddenly Oct. 17, 2019. Born and educated in Cohoes, Barry was the son of the late A. Willard J. McGraw Jr. and Eleanor Conboy McGraw.

Barry graduated with a BS from Albany State University and has resided in Arizona for the past 20 years and was currently employed at USAA in Phoenix.

Barry is survived by his two beloved children, Mac and Macey McGraw both of Scottsdale and by his 7 loving siblings, Mary Lisa Lyons (Kevin) of Wynantskill, Erin Pytell (Robert) of West Sand Lake, Nancy George (William) of Salem, CT, Amy Galarneau (late Michael) of Cohoes, Joseph McGraw of Albany, Julia Brammer (Dolan) and Megan F. D’Angelico (Anthony) all of Cohoes. Barry was the cherished uncle of Brenden Lyons (Kelsey), Ethan Lyons (Addyson), Carson, Quinn Olivia and Cade Pytell, the late Avery Eleanor Pytell, Lila George, Drake Galarneau (Megan), Tess and Hayden Galarneau, Trey, Eleanor and Reis Brammer, Claire D’Angelico and the late Paige McGraw D’Angelico and the great uncle of Will and Margaret Galarneau and Cole Lyons.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes and at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Cohoes.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations for Barry's children be made directly to Mac B. McGraw in care of KeyBank.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
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  • Service

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, October 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Holy Trinity Church
    122 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
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    Rev. Brian Slezak
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    62 Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.


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Maureen Rock

Posted at 08:55am
To the entire McGraw Family, So sorry to hear this sad news. Barry was a great friend to many and I know he adored his children and family. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you through this difficult time.

Brian Hotaling

Posted at 11:53pm
Megan and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You guys have been thru so much and nobody deserves that. My thoughts are truly with you. Brian Hotaling

Maureen Daley

Posted at 06:17pm
To the McGraw families:

How sad I am to read this. I remember Barry well. He was a good friend of my brothers and a decade younger than I. He was such a handsome guy with an outrageous sense of humor; I always enjoyed his company.

Sincere condolences to his family. May your memories bring you comfort and may he rest in peace.

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Posted at 12:11pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Cole Family

Posted at 08:08am
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17v17). For additional strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5v7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

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