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FRANCIS XAVIER MCCARTHY


1938 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
FRANCIS XAVIER MCCARTHY Obituary
McCARTHY, Francis Xavier (Papa) Of Scituate, born August 20, 1938, and raised in Dorchester, MA and Chula Vista, CA, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of July 11th. The oldest child of Henry and Evelyn McCarthy, Francis was the proud and devoted husband of Hilary McCarthy for 45 years, and beloved father of Catherine Devlin of Hingham, Christopher McCarthy of Norwell, and Stephen McCarthy of Hanover. Francis' life was further blessed with the welcome addition of his children's spouses, Michael Devlin, Elizabeth McCarthy and Meredith O'Hayre. Papa adored his grandchildren, Norah (10), Luke (7), Aidan (8), Ciaran (6) and Owen (8 months). Francis is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Henry (OR), Jeannie (CA), Paul (WA), Kathy (CA), Patricia (MD) and Theresa (CA). Visiting hours will be held at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, SCITUATE on Wednesday, July 16th from 4pm-7pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 17th, at 10 a.m. St. Mary's Church, 1 Kent St, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Center for Women and Children located in Dorchester www.stmaryscenter.org. Francis' family is very grateful for the love and support of family and friends, and the compassionate, dedicated care of his doctors, the staff at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and the Norwell VNA. For info and online condolences www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 13, 2014
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