Rev. Donald E. McCarthy
McCarthy, Rev. Donald E. C.S.B.

Rochester: Born April 20, 1929 in Rochester, NY. Died on Tuesday March 15, 2011 at the age of 81. He is predeceased by his parents, F. Cyril McCarthy and Marie Gantert. Fr. McCarthy is survived by his Basilian confr?res and Lay Associates, several cousins and many friends. Fr. McCarthy attended Sacred Heart School and the Aquinas Institute and graduated from the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto. He made his first profession in the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) on August 15, 1948 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1958. Fr. McCarthy served the Church as a high school teacher and a college professor in the United States and Canada, including at the Aquinas Institute and St. John Fisher College in Rochester before beginning his ministry in parishes, at Holy Rosary Parish in Toronto. He served as pastor of Christ the King in Rochester. He also served at St. John of Rochester and St. Rita's Parish in the diocese of Rochester. Fr. McCarthy's final years were spent among his Basilian confr?res at St. John Fisher College and then under the grace-filled care of the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Infirmary of the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford.

Calling hours will be held on SUNDAY 1:00 - 4:00PM at Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel (150 French Rd) where an Evening Prayer will be held at 4:00PM. Fr. McCarthy will lie in state MONDAY 2:00 - 7:00pm at Blessed Kateri at Christ The King Church where his Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7:30pm. Interment private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To light a candle in Fr. McCarthy's memory please visit

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 19, 2011.
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God bless you, Fr. Mac! You have been a true blessing to my family as well as myself. Your compassion coupled with a phenomenal sense of humor and a true understanding of life as we all experience it has always so impressed me. You will be very missed--as both a priest and a very dear friend.
Marie Marton
March 29, 2011
Thank you Fr. McCarthy for giving
our children such nice memories
from Christ The King and our grandchildren from St. Rita's
God Bless You The Nicolay's
March 27, 2011
God Bless you Fr. McCarthy. You were the best.
Bob Foley, Aquinas '76
March 23, 2011
I remember fondly when Fr. McCarthy spent time at Holy Trinity. A truly inspiring man with a solid devotion to our Blessed Mother. May he Rest in Eternal Peace and may Everlasting Light shine upon him.

The Bianco Family.
Pippa Bianco
March 20, 2011
Father McCarthy had a great belief in Divine Mercy. One of the messages he spoke about was the Ray of Mercy from St. Faustina's diary, "The rays represent the Blood and Water that gushed forth from the depths of my Mercy when my Agonizing Heart was pierced on the cross. The pale rays symbolize the water, which cleanses and purifies the soul. These rays will shield the soul before the justice of My Father. Fortunate are those who live in this shelter, for the justice of God will not reach them there."
John and Sharon Norton
March 19, 2011
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