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Roberta A. McCARTHY Obituary

McCARTHY, Roberta A.

Roberta Ann (Hanzlik) McCarthy died peacefully with her family by her side on March 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Joseph C. McCarthy with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. She was the mother of Drs. Joseph and Kathleen McCarthy - Wayland, MA, Dr. John and Denise D'Avella - Farmington, Patrick McCarthy and Fran Kokonowski - Harwich, MA, Drs. Michael and MaryEllen Snider - Napa, CA, Timothy and Kim McCarthy - Woodstock, VT, Dr Brian and Susan Breslaw - Port St Lucie, FL, John and Caroline Monson - Woodstock, VT. Roberta was the loving sister of predeceased brothers, Vernon Hanzlik and twin brother, Robert Hanzlik and was adored by her 16 grandchildren. Roberta dedicated her life to her family and to others, as a nurse in the cadet Nurse Corps during World War II, and throughout her life with school (St. Thomas), hospital (Mercy and Bay State) and church (St. Thomas) organizations. Roberta was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for 45 years. Roberta was born Oct. 23, 1922 and raised in Chippewa Falls, WI. She attended the Kahler School of Nursing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where she met her husband on the tennis courts and they continued their shared passion for tennis throughout their lives. The family wishes to thank the many devoted staff members at St. Mary's Home who assisted with great compassion and care both Roberta and Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Home, in West Hartford to directly support the development of a new Palliative Care facility. (Direct donations to: The Mercy Community Development Office, 2021 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-2796) Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 8 from 4-7 p.m. at Curran-Jones Funeral Home, 109 Main St., West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 781-7766. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Parish, 63 Pine St., West Springfield, MA 01089.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013
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