J. Patricia McCarthy
1926 - 2021
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ONEIDA-J. Patricia Mc Carthy, 94, Birchwood Drive, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, Thursday evening, May 13, 2021, with her loving family by her side.Born in Syracuse on September 11, 1926, she was the daughter of Edward M. and Rosalie Bernall Donegan, the eighth of nine children. Pat was a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua High School, Class of 1944. She married Patrick E. Mc Carthy in St. Anthony of Padua Church on April 3, 1948. They moved to Oneida, with their family, in 1966.Patricia was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Churches and volunteered many years while residing in Syracuse and Oneida. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Court Our Lady 1250, St. Patrick’s Altar-Rosary Society, the Oneida Healthcare Auxiliary, past president of the Women of Rotary and was a recipient of the Oneida Rotary Club’s “Roses to the Living.”Pat was known for her dominance of competition in speed skating, where she competed throughout the Northeast and was inducted in the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame for speed skating as well as the Urban Sports Hall of Fame. She was a member of the New York State Speed Skating Association. She also competed, for many years, with the Empire State Senior Games in swimming, tennis and badminton.Surviving besides her husband, Patrick, of 73 years, are her three daughters and their husbands, Mary Lynn and Dr. Preston Denby of Oneida, Caren and Michael Mazzullo, of Verona and Shannon and Thomas Dixon of Sherrill; her eight grandchildren, Kimberly (Richard) Fox, Brett (Karen) Denby, Heather (Derek) Kane, Michael (Chris Campbell) Mazzullo, Jessica Mazzullo, Patrick Dixon, Amy Dixon and Mark Dixon, sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two infant sons, Patrick and Joseph Mc Carthy, her five sisters, Hyacinth, Beatrice, Rosemary, June and Alyce and her three brothers, Edward, John and James.Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Tuesday from St. Joseph’s Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the church 9: 30- 11 AM, Tuesday, prior to the service. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry. To leave a message of condolence, please visit campbell-dean.com. CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Oneida https://www.lastingmemories.com/j-patricia-mc-carthy

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Published in Oneida Daily Dispatch from May 14 to May 16, 2021.
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May 18, 2021
To our beautiful Queen of Birchwood Dr., we are all going to miss you so much. You have been a mentor, mother and friend to me and my family and many others on our street. We will always cherish your words of wisdom, your generosity and your beautiful laugh and all the treasured gifts and words of encouragement you have given my children over the years, they both loved you so much. We will be sure to keep track of Patrick and keep him out of trouble, especially making sure he stays of the roof. To your family may the beautiful memories you have given them, bring them comfort until you all meet again. God Bless!
Michelle Yeoman
Neighbor
May 17, 2021
Dr. Denby, I am very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's passing. You can take comfort that she is in a better place. My prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.
Stephanie D Schell
May 16, 2021
My condolences to the McCarthy family, their friends and acquaintances for the loss of this kind woman. Patricia, Pat and their children were economically much better off than I was while growing up. Yet, I never once got the feeling they felt better than the poor paperboy; quite the contrary, actually - one of the few families to offer a cold drink on a hot day (always did). Kudos for a life lived well and righteous, Patricia, Pat and daughters. Best wishes moving forward to all!
Hal Hewitt
Acquaintance
May 15, 2021
Caren ,Shannon, and Lynn- I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Although she lived a very long life, it’s so difficult at any age to lose our parents. May she Rest In Peace and my thoughts are with you all.
Catherine Hatch
Friend
May 15, 2021
She was truly a lovely lady, so very sorry for your loss .
Mary Rogan
Friend
May 15, 2021
Caren, so very sorry to hear about your mom. Have many memories of her and your family. Cherish each memory of her- my heart goes out to you and your family.
Brooke Chamberlin Fountain
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