Read the obituary for 2-year-old Colin Thomas McGrath

“Colin lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest.”

Colin Thomas McGrath. —Provided

A young boy who was killed when a car involved in a crash jumped a South Boston sidewalk is being remembered for his curiosity and laughter.

Relatives of Colin Thomas McGrath wrote in his obituary that the 2-year-old “made everyone’s heart happy.”

“Colin lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest,” according to the boy’s obituary. “His laughing eyes, beautiful curls, hilarious voice, and sense of adventure will never be forgotten.”

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the boy’s name to South Boston Catholic Academy. Or, they ask that you “simply live one day with pure joy in your heart like Colin lived each day.”

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Read the full obituary for the toddler, shared by Spencer Funeral Home, below:

McGrath Colin Thomas was taken into heaven on Wednesday July 25th after a wonderful day in the park. His life was full of love, laughter, curiosity, and learning. Always playing, singing, dancing, and asking questions; Colin lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest. His laughing eyes, beautiful curls, hilarious voice, and sense of adventure will never be forgotten. His smile made everyone’s heart happy.

Colin leaves behind his best friend and partner in crime, Sloane, and his loving parents, Brendan and Kerri. His grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nanny, and friends will miss Colin and his lovable ways for the rest of their lives. We pray his spirit lives on in each of us forever.

A funeral mass will be held in the Gate of Heaven Church 609 E. Fourth St. South Boston on Friday, August 3rd at 11AM, followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Colin’s name to South Boston Catholic Academy 866 E. Broadway South Boston, MA 02127 or simply live one day with pure joy in your heart like Colin lived each day. www.spencerfuneralservice.com