Montville - George Thomas McCarthy left this life peacefully on Sept. 4, 2012, at Orchard Grove in Uncasville, where he resided since January 2007.
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George was born on Oct. 23, 1926, the son of John J. and Ellen (Sherman) McCarthy and lived most of his life in Uncasville at 74 Roselund Hill.
He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Mary T. (Walenczyk) McCarthy, in 2008.
George served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was very active for years at the Montville Legion, Post 112, and was an honorary life member. He was a communicant at St John's Church in Uncasville where he was very active in the Knights of Columbus and had a term as Grand Knight. He and Mary thoroughly enjoyed their years spent dancing as members of the Couple's Club at St John's. He also enjoyed occasionally tending bar at the Polish Club in Montville.
George retired in 1983 from the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton where he was a transportation supervisor. After retiring, he worked at Goodwin Pontiac as a service writer for several years.
George is survived by his three children and their spouses, Kathleen Pickett and her husband, Edward F., of Uncasville, Kevin McCarthy and his wife, Darlene, of Uncasville, Karen Pelletier and her husband, John, of Oakdale; three grandchildren, Candice Arcari and her husband, Keith, of Marlborough, Edward M. Pickett and his wife, Nisha, of Glastonbury, and K. Mathew McCarthy of Uncasville. He was blessed with five great-grandchildren. He is also leaves his two brothers, James and Eugene of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.
George was also predeceased by his parents, his brother, John J., his sisters, Barbara O'Connor and Geraldine Lawrence, and two nephews.
George's family would like to thank the staff at Orchard Grove for their care and attention for the years he lived there.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville. A shared Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 8, at St. John's Church in Montville. The family will also celebrate the life of S. Kathryn (Walenczyk) Daniels of Miami, Fla., George's sister-in-law, who passed away Aug. 1, 2008. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Catholic Charities.
To leave a message of condolence for George's family, please visit his memorial at www.montvillefuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Sept. 6, 2012