Larry Joe McGrail

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Larry Joe McGrail

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Larry McGrail
Larry McGrail

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Larry Joe McGrail passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at St. Vincent Healthcare.

The son of Walter and Estella McGrail, Larry was born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Billings. Larry was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Navy until his discharge on March 27, 1965. On June 26, 1965, he married the love of his life, Pat Beaton.

Larry was a successful entrepreneur, involved in a variety of businesses in Billings. He retired as owner of the Squire Lounge in 2007.

He was a proud father who taught his children well. Larry built his own home on the land that he loved, and was an avid golfer.

Surviving are his wife Pat; their three children, Larry McGrail II (Assunta), Lori Hardy (Doug) and Doug McGrail (Sarah); 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Gene (Virginia), George and Ron (Carol).

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Colleen, Catherine and Edna.

Cremation has taken place. Private family services are planned for a later date.

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  1. We were honored to have known such a wonderful man. He was a great friend to all. Our prayers are with you all.
    Dennis & Kathy Stedman

  2. Susan & Mark Becker

    Pat and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Larry was a wonderful person who always thought of everyone else first. I am so glad he was part of my life! You will always be a part of my family. A true angel is watching over all of us! Much love to you all.

  3. LeMoyne and Bill Barney

    Pat and family. Bill and I are so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. We will always treasure the time we spent with you and Larry when you so generously let us camp out at your place over the years. Lots of memories of the McGrails, Beatons and Fairs growing up on Lockwood. We definitely lost one of the good guys in Larry. Our love, Moyne and Bill

  4. Cathy Jovanovich

    Pat and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We thought the world of Larry and we are thankful that we could call him our friend. If there’s anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask. We will miss him.
    Cathy Jovanovich and Michael Sinko

  5. From Vance Stevens: Larry was my boss, along with Mel Barber, when I worked with/for him at Automatic Vending in early ‘70’s. He’s a cool guy! Easy-going,always smiling, very fair and kind and friendly. Sorry to see his passing in the paper. He’ll be missed, by anyone who knew him!

  6. Sad to hear of Larry’s passing. I grew up with Larry and his older brother Ron (Tiny) to us Lockwood rats. Great neighbor. Larry always looked in on my dad and mom and was always considered family. The McGrail clan is as good as it gets for neighbors.
    Fair winds and followings seas mate.

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