Philip C. McCartin, Sr.
formerly of Lowell, MA
OSTERVILLE, MA -- Philip C. McCartin, Sr., of Osterville, MA , passed away peacefully at home on January 26th surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Mary Ann (St.Hilaire) to whom he was married for 57 years. They were the love of each other's lives.
He was born in Lowell, the 11th of 13 children to Frank P. and Margaret A. (Walsh) McCartin. He always considered the number "13" to be his lucky number, and loved being part of such a large family.
He graduated valedictorian of his high school class from Keith Academy and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge in 1945 he attended and graduated in 1950 from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then received his MBA from Boston University in 1954. The next 15 years were spent working in the electronics industry for companies such as Honeywell and Sippican Corp. While at Sippican he decided there was nothing else better than being your own boss and he left the company to start several successful businesses.
He founded Philip C. McCartin Associates, Osterville Realtors and AAA Sani-Services, Inc. There wasn't a challenge he didn't meet and his perseverance helped him succeed in all of his ventures. He was also a member of the board of commissioners of the Barnstable Department of Public Works. He was a member of Rotary International, The Osterville Men's Club and Osterville Business & Professional Association.
His true success in life was his marriage to Mary Ann. They moved with their six children to Osterville in 1967 where they resided until his death. He loved life more than anything. There weren't many moments you wouldn't find him laughing or smiling about something. Spending time with his children and grandchildren were the true joys in his life and they are all forever grateful for the happiness he brought to them.
Phil had a passion for the ocean. He was a member of the Wianno Yacht Club and the Oysterville Yacht Club and loved nothing more than spending time on the water with his family. He took them on adventures in his beloved sailboat "Parfait". Anytime spent boating brought him true happiness.
He was the unofficial "Mayor of Osterville" and loved to stroll about the village chatting up the daily happenings. The village was a better place with his presence and he will be sorely missed. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Assumption of Osterville and his faith was paramount in his life. He could often be found ushering at the 4pm Saturday Mass.
He is survived by his six children and their spouses, Philip C. and Lorraine McCartin ,Jr. of Hanson, Mary Gail and Dan Wareham of Osterville, Francis Patrick McCartin of Danvers, Elizabeth and Deane Joyce of South Pomfret, VT, Dr. Paul and Janet McCartin of Osterville and Mark and Jennifer McCartin of Osterville. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.
MCCARTIN -- Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 4:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd. (Rte.28), Marstons Mills, MA 02648. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. on Friday, February 1st in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Ave, Osterville, MA. In lieu of flowers, Phil's family requests donations be made in his name to the Cape Cod Needy Fund, P.O. Box 36, Hyannis, MA 02601 or Hope Hospice of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. For online guestbook, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on January 29, 2013