Terrence “Terry” McGrade passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the age of 49. Terry was born on August 12, 1971, and grew up in Jersey City, NJ. In recent years, Terry had a career as a property manager, and spent his free time volunteering and enjoying time with his family and friends.
He was a loving “Pop Pop” to his granddaughter A’kiraa who was his pride and joy, and he spent every Saturday with her, “spoiling her rotten,” as he used to say. Terry also had many friends who loved his larger than life personality. Terry would tell you exactly what was on his mind, like it or not. He spent many hours devoting his time and resources to 12 Step programs, and many people were able to benefit from his experience, strength, and hope.
Terry is survived by his two children, Terrence Jr. and Amanda, who he was so proud of, his brother, Patrick, his granddaughter Akiraa, and his loving partner, Wanwissa, as well as his two sidekicks, Gene and Joe who he teased mercilessly.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
His heart was made of pure gold but he wouldn’t allow you to tell anyone how big it really was. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Co. 3205 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (For GPS use 14 Stagg Street) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cremation will take place privately.
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