Thomas F. McCarthy Jr.

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Jul 25, 1922 – Jan 29, 2019


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Thomas “Tom” F. McCarthy Jr., 96 formerly of Ely Avenue passed away Tuesday at the Genesis Westfield Center. He was born in Springfield on July 25th, 1922 to the late Lucy (Seymour) and Thomas F. McCarthy Sr. He grew up in Indian Orchard and settled in West Springfield in 1963. He attended...

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When we were kids, we all new Tom (Mac) in the Orchard. Myrtle street playground was our home field ( baseball, basketball hockey). Yeah, as small as it was Mac was like a magnet to all the kids growing up. Even though I was younger, I still remember his Dad as well.
The McCarthy family will always be remembered by anyone who grew up in the Orchard.

Me & 3 family members with the two Tom Sr. and Tom Jr.

My condolences to the family. I'm very glad to have had Tom, his parents, and also brother Gene and Gloria in my life at a critical time when I was growing up in Indian Orchard. The two Toms did a fabulous job with the youth of Indian Orchard at Goodwin Park and the Myrtle St. playground. I was sorry when Springfield lost Tom Jr. to another city. I wanted the school on the Goodwin Park site to be named the Thomas McCarthy school. However the country, and Massachusetts especially, was in...

My condolences to Tom's family. Your dad was a great friend to my dad and he and Gerry were at my wedding 25 years ago. You dad meant so much to me and I loved seeing him when I was growing up in West Springfield and came to visit after I moved away. I know that he is in heaven arguing with my dad about who the better ball player was.