Funeral held for Throgs Neck icon Joe O'Grady

Nearly 200 people attended the funeral today for Joe O'Grady, a popular teacher and baseball coach in Throgs Neck who died of cancer earlier this

THROGS NECK - Nearly 200 people attended the funeral today for Joe O'Grady, a popular teacher and baseball coach in Throgs Neck who died of cancer earlier this week.

Friends and family members came out to St. Martin of Tours Church in the Bronx, where O'Grady taught fifth grade, to celebrate his life.

His wife said in her eulogy that his students were the reason he got out of bed every morning.

O'Grady was also a prominent Little League coach in the borough. Several of his former players showed up to pay their respects.

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