Ellen Fitzgerald McGrath, 93, died peacefully in her sleep, at home in Colchester, on Feb. 2, 2013. Ellen was born in Colchester on June 17, 1919, the daughter of John and Ida (Magnuson) Fitzgerald, and grew up on the Fitzgerald’s family dairy farm until she married Emerson B. McGrath of Winooski in 1944. After traveling with her husband for the service, they settled in Burlington where they raised six children. Her husband’s work also brought them to Andover, Mass., where they spent eleven years before retiring back to Vermont. Ellen loved spending time with her family, golfing, playing cards, and traveling. She loved the sunshine and they spent several winters in Florida after retirement. Among her survivors is sister-in-law, Geraldine Fitzgerald of Shelburne. She was predeceased by her husband, Emerson, in 1998; and daughter-in-law, MaryJane Alarie Ring McGrath, in 1993. The family would like to thank all the staff at the VNA for their loving support during this difficult time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the spring. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski.