Karin S. McGrath
Karin S. McGrath passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 76. She was the devoted wife of Lawrence J. McGrath, II for 53 years, and beloved stepdaughter of Peter Selle of Cologne, Germany. She is preceded in death by her mother, Franzika Selle. She is the cherished mother of Kimberly A. McGrath (Segundo E. Ortiz). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, she was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. For the past several years she resided in Covington, LA. Karin was a strong woman, excellent homemaker and brilliant decorator with superior taste, but above all her family came first. We will be lost without her. The family would like to give a special thanks to our angels Lisa Reese and Angela Ledet who spent many hours by her bedside providing companionship and comfort. In addition, they wish to thank all the members and volunteers of the St. Tammany Hospice, most particularly Melissa Youngblood and her nurse Kim Bourg, both of whom exemplify the word “care” in caregiving. We would also like to thank Mary Ann Brannan for the time that she gave to us to relieve some of the pressures of Karin’s last illness. In lieu of flowers the family requests only prayers. Her funeral will be private and arrangements for a Memorial Service have been put on hold pending the resolution of the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Date and time of Service will be updated on the Serenity Funeral Home website when that information becomes available.