Doris Lucinia Lowe McCarthy
1932 - 2021
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC
Doris Lucinia Lowe McCarthy, 89, of Fayetteville, North Carolina left us on Monday, the 15th of November. 2021, peacefully at her home.

Doris, also known as "Dottie" was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Raymond Lowe and Mabel Maker Lowe. Dottie's family of five moved from Lexington Massachusetts to the Talcottville section of Vernon, where the family grew to eight. Dottie, along with being a wife and a mother, was a LPN at Crestfield Convalescent Home in Manchester, as a private nurse to a very special family for several years. Dottie had many activities and interests, she became very active in Cub Scouts with her oldest son's as a den mother, she often sang in the Talcottville church choir, she was active in local politics supporting her then councilman husband James E. McCarthy, she was also an active member of the League of Women Voters, volunteered religiously to work the polls on voting days. Among her many activities, she spent a lot of time at the Manchester VFW, the Ladies Auxiliary; she also served on the VFW pageant committee as well as Ladies Auxiliary parade chair, Dottie continued her efforts by volunteering for the Red Cross and in her "Spare Time" Also a member of a weekly bowling team, she was even known to upholster a few chairs when she had time. One of Dottie's FAVORITE things to do was dance with her favorite partner, James who played in a Big Band for three decades. Dottie met Jim 69 years ago at a Valentine's Day Dance in Boston, since then, the two would be found at many dances and known occasionally for clearing the dance floor, often turning heads with their fancy footwork. Upon retirement, James and Doris moved to New Port Richey, Florida where ceramics became her favorite hobby. Due to advancing age, Doris and Jim made a final move to Fayetteville, North Carolina to be closer to family members to look out for them.

Doris Lucina Lowe is survived by her six children, Deborah M. Pevler, Linda M. Pittelli, Marianne M. Friedman, sons, James E. McCarthy Jr., David C. McCarthy, and Richard L. McCarthy. In addition to her children, she leaves behind nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Dottie leaves a bit of herself in all of us. We loved her dearly as she loved us, we will truly miss her.

A celebration of Doris' life will be held at a later date in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Sharon Tierney
December 3, 2021
I remember some of the best summers on the Cape with Aunt Dottie and Uncle Charlie(kids of course also). I knew when I heard Aunt Dottie laugh, the fun was going to start
Joyce (Lowery) Kane
November 28, 2021
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