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Elizabeth C McGrail

June 20, 1939 March 30, 2019
Elizabeth C McGrail
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Elizabeth C. (Betty), McGrail, aged 79, Hopewell, NJ, died unexpectedly on 03/29/2019 due to complications from pneumonia. Betty is survived by her spouse, David, daughter Deirdre, son John, grandson Paul and brother in law, Eric McGrail.

Betty was born on 6/20/1939 in Orange, NJ to John Austin Coen and Mary Elizabeth Manahan. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she went on to write her PhD dissertation on DH Lawrence. She taught several college courses and worked in test development at ETS. She volunteered at her children’s schools, found outlets for her creativity in needlework samplers, crewelwork, quilting and making epic halloween costumes for her kids. She co-authored a book, Creating Historic Samplers with Judy Grow, and did some editing for the SABR Review Of Books.

Betty was a sublime cook, quilter and needleworker. She passed her creative skills on to her children and grandson. She enjoyed a life of traveling, antiques, baseball and baseball statistics and spending time with her grandson Paul.

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