Laurena McCarthy
1966 - 2020
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Laurena Ann McCarthy
Laurena Ann (Flynn) McCarthy, 54, of Newtown, cherished wife of William A. McCarthy, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 7th at Regional Hospice, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born in Greenwich on January 16, 1966, daughter of Lawrence and Joann (Rodriguez) Flynn. She was a graduate of Western Connecticut State University where she received her under graduate degree in education and later a Master's in Education.
Laurena was a devoted teacher. She began her career as a 6th grade teacher at Morris Street School, continued in the 5th grade at Stadley Rough, and most recently at the AIS Magnet School, all in Danbury. She loved her students, and was an advocate for them.
Laurena was a founding member of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at WCSU and made lifelong friends. She was a member of the Teacher's Union, and was active with Ben's Bells. She also enjoyed the summer programs she formed, Super Science Summer Camp and the "Down on the Farm" program.
Laurena loved the beach, especially Misquamicut, traveling with her family, scrapbooking, and crafting with stained glass, shells and sea glass.
She will be remembered for her generous heart, loving guidance and advice, and her kind smile that instantly put you at ease.
In addition to her beloved husband of 26 years, Bill, she will be sadly missed by her three children, Justin and his wife, Mikahla, Brandon and Maxwell McCarthy; and her grandson, Calvin McCarthy. She is also survived by her sister, Yvonne Flynn; numerous nieces and nephews; many beloved in-laws; and her dog, Penny.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to one of these great organizations that helped Laurena and Bill throughout their journey. To see the complete list of organizations, please go to the online obituary at

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Published in Danbury News Times on Jul. 11, 2020.
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July 26, 2020
I am deeply saddened to learn of Laurena's passing; however, I am thankful that she is no longer suffering. May she rest in peace.
Dr. Christopher M. Minio
July 21, 2020
Bill your a strong man to go through everything that you have a good husband many could not do what you have . So GOD Bless you and your family your true love showed for Laurena now she REST IN PEACE .
She is looking down with the same love watching over you now .our prayers for your family
Donald Stelzel
July 20, 2020
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Jan Coppola
July 17, 2020
Laurena's love, humor and energy is always present through Bill, Brandon and Max. I won't forget the nights at flag football with Laurena on the sidelines. I am sending peace and the best of memories to you all.
Jeffrey Tolson
July 16, 2020
Laurena was a loving and totally dedicated mom to her sons. Her smile was infectious, her joy palpable and that twinkle in her eye was always present. She loved life with her whole being and she passed along her light heartedness to all whom she met. Im sending love and strength to you all.
Sue Connelly
July 16, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Max and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Iaciofano
July 15, 2020
Bill & Family I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
john connolly
July 13, 2020
Ill miss seeing her smiling face and Ill always remember her strength, courage, warmth and her wonderful attitude. God bless you and keep you until we meet again!
July 13, 2020
Bill, Justin, Brandon, mom, dad and sis,
Im so so sorry for your loss, love and prayers to you all. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, for a lifetime.
Laurena was an amazing women, mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. I know you will always hold her in your hearts and cherish all you enjoyed as a family.
R.I.P. Laurena
July 12, 2020
It was a great honor to meet and to sing to Laurena-McCarthy. We enjoyed learning her favorite songs and especially loved her smile as we performed. She will be remembered and carried in our hearts for a long time.
Jean , Paul , Gina The Milestone Singers
Jean Handler
July 12, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
John Hoffman
July 11, 2020
Bill, Justin, Brandon, Maxwell, and Family,
So sorry to read of Laurenas passing, but for sure she is with angels, smiling and laughing. Laurena had a big heart, and was a kind lady. I was very happy to have gotten to know her, and be her school neighbor.
God Bless you all.
Barbara DeRubertis
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