Kay H. McCarthy

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ALLEGANY - Kay H. McCarthy, of 4115 S. Nine Mile Road, Lot 202, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2018) shortly after arrival at Olean General Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Olean, she was the daughter of Elton and Helen Blessing. On April 28, 1956, in Allegany, she married James W. McCarthy, who predeceased her Oct. 8, 1996.

Kay was a graduate of Allegany Central School and received her RN degree while a student at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked as a nurse for a short time, but was principally a homemaker who took pride in her home. She enjoyed gardening, loved music and was a fan of college football, especially Notre Dame.

Surviving are three children, Sarah (David Steimel) McCarthy, John McCarthy and Kevin McCarthy, all of Florida; a grandson, Nathan McCarthy; a great-grandson, Easton McCarthy; a brother, Thomas (Donna) Blessing of Olean; a son-in-law, Neil Sturdy of Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary C. Sturdy on July 4, 2018; a sister, Mary Blessing; and a brother, Mark Blessing.

There will be no visitation. A private burial will take place at Allegany Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, PO Box 375, Olean, NY 14760.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 13, 2018