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Nancy J. McCarthy


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Nancy J. McCarthy Obituary
February 15, 1927 - September 3, 2016 Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, teacher, and friend, Nancy Josephine (née Russell) passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, at Nazareth House in Cheviot Hills due to complications related to Alzheimer's. Born to Annie and James Russell in Ballyporeen, Ireland, she was one of 9 children, and last living. After studying in England, Nancy arrived in New York in 1949 aboard the SS Queen Elizabeth. She joined brothers Paddy and Tommy in Los Angeles, and began a 30-plus year career teaching for the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese at Cathedral Chapel, Saint Augustine, Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Paul the Apostle. She met her late husband Liam McCarthy, from Cork Ireland, at a Los Angeles Irish dance. They married August 29, 1954 at Cathedral Chapel. Nancy is survived by her 4 children, Don, Mary, Kevin, and Brian; "Nana" leaves 8 loved grandchildren, Finbar, Aine, Colleen, Brendan, Dylan, Maddy, Liam, and Niall. Rosary and visitation will be Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-7:30 pm at Nazareth House Chapel in Cheviot Hills. Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 17, 12:30 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, in the Church of the Risen Christ. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the at alz.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11, 2016
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