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Elizabeth A. McCarthy

AGE: 95 • Manasquan

Elizabeth Austin McCarthy age 95 of Manasquan, NJ died on Friday, July 07, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Mansfield, OH, Elizabeth lived in Scottsdale, AZ, Sonoma, CA, Spring Lake and Sea Girt, NJ before moving to the Four Seasons in 2000. She was a parishioner of St. Mark's Church in Sea Girt.

She served in the US Navy during World War II and toured with the WAVE chorus as one of the original Ray Charles Singers. Elizabeth was a trained opera singer studying at Julliard and privately at Carnegie Hall in NYC. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, writing poetry and, of course, the opera. She had a tremendous love of nature. She was also an athlete - an expert swimmer, ice skater and yoga practitioner. Later in life she became an avid football, baseball and tennis fan. Elizabeth was one of the original members of the St. Catharine Choir and was affiliated with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents John and Vera Austin, her sister Kathryn Austin and her beloved husband William B. McCarthy in 2008.

Elizabeth was a devoted mother to her 9 children. Surviving are 5 sons and their spouses; Bryan W. and Dolores of Mill Valley, CA, Robert A. and Suzanne of Port Charlotte, FL, Sean E. and Susan of Spring Lake, Mark F. of Stuart, FL, and Michael J. and Diane of Sea Girt, and 4 daughters and their spouses; Kathryn M. McCarthy (late husband David Blanchard) of Manhattan, NY, Jean E. and Albert DeCharleroy of Great Falls, VA, Claire L. McCarthy and David Roden of Manasquan, Meeghan McCarthy and Richard Dumas of New Rochelle, NY, 16 grandchildren; Nathan, Jeanette, Kristin, Robert, Sean, Kelly, Gregory, Olivia, Vanessa, William, Ian, Arielle, Austin, Christianne, Autumn and Matthew. She also leaves 13 great grandchildren; Curren William, Jade, Jordan, Ivy, Kaylee, Julianna, Brennan, Presley, Sean Kenneth, Ellery Jane, Nella Grace, Addison G. and Logan A.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, from 4-8 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:30 AM at St. Mark's RC Church in Sea Girt. Entombment will follow in St. Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to a charitable organization in which you and Elizabeth shared an interest.

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Published in Asbury Park Press from July 9 to July 11, 2017
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