Judith "Judy" McCarthy, 67, of North Chesterfield, Va., and formerly of Nashua, died Friday, July 4, 2014, in North Chesterfield, Va. She was born March 16, 1947, in Mineola, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Rennert) Carlson.
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Judy was predeceased by her husband, Charles McCarthy Jr., in 1991 and later by her longtime companion, Timothy Cleary.
Judy was a 1982 graduate of SUNY at Old Westbury, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and later moved to New Hampshire in 1984. She recently retired from New Hampshire Humanities Council following 10 years of dedicated employment as a financial officer.
Judy held a passion for home decorating, and she enjoyed gardening, crafting, reading, taking walks and attending yard sales. Judy will always be remembered for the great love she shared with her children and grandchildren.
Her loving family includes two sons, Sean McCarthy and his wife, Sheryl, of Penacook, and Keith McCarthy of Gloucester, Mass.; a daughter, Kerry Dryden and her husband, Nathan, of North Chesterfield, Va.; a brother, Peter Carlson and his wife, Kathy Oehl, of Maryland; two sisters, Barbara Betz and her husband, Joe, of Minnesota, and Kathy Lembo and her wife, Linda Powers, of Florida; five grandchildren, Rebecca Dryden and Eli Dryden, both of North Chesterfield, Va., and Dillon McCarthy, Erin McCarthy and Colin McCarthy, all of Penacook; a sister-in-law Joan Gossett, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, with a Service of Remembrance beginning at noon in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Judy's loving memory to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.
To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home
50 Ferry Street Hudson, NH 03051
Published in The Concord Monitor from July 6 to July 7, 2014