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Gerald E. McCarthy

Gerald Eugene Jay McCarthy, age 72, died on June 16, 2013 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth following a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Marie A. (Langdon) McCarthy. Born in Quincy, MA on December 24, 1940, he was a son of the late Gerald J. and Anna Angelina (Bonani) McCarthy. He was educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958. Mr. McCarthy had worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, General Dynamics, Stone and Webster and he retired from Cyn Environmental Services where he was employed for many years as a Account Manager. He had moved to Plymouth in 1973 from Brockton. Jay had also lived during his retirement in Arcadia, FL for the past 10 years. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and enjoyed his daily workouts at the gym. He was the team Captain for Team McCarthys Relay for Life. He also worked as a mentor for children in the Arcadia, FL Elementary School helping them with their reading and math skills. Besides leaving his wife Marie, Jay was the loving father of Steven McCarthy and his wife (Christine) of Boylston, Lynne Bergeron of Plymouth, Laurie Borofski of Plymouth, and Lisa McCarthy and her partner John Shiers of Marshfield. He was the beloved brother of Beverly Currie of Arcadia, FL and Carver, and the late Robert S. McCarthy, Lt. of the Quincy Fire Department, and the cherished grandfather of 10. Visitation will take place on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 10:15 from the Cartmell Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, South Meadow Rd., Plymouth At 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Plymouth County Cemetery, Plymouth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jordan Hospital Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360. For online guestbook and directions see: www. cartmellfuneralhome.com


Published in Old Colony Memorial from June 18 to June 25, 2013
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