George B. McCarthy, 90, a longtime resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully at D'Youville Senior Care on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 69 years of the late Shirley Ann (Arlin) McCarthy, who passed away on April 24, 2020.
He was born in Charlestown, MA on July 2, 1930 and was the son of the late Stephen and Yvonne (Lepine) McCarthy.
George enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served during the Korean War. He then joined the Lowell Police Department and was a police officer for 33 years. He also owned and operated a catering business and Bob's Diner in Lowell in the 1960's. After retirement he and Shirley purchased a mobile home and traveled all over North America. When he was not traveling you could find him in his vegetable garden or hunting. Above all he cherished the time spend with his family and friends.
George is survived and will be deeply missed by his four children; Kathleen McCarthy of Alton Bay, NH, Karen Butler and her husband LaVaine, Brenda McCarthy, and George McCarthy Jr. and his wife Gizelia all of Lowell; 7 grandchildren, Richard Boisvert and his wife Christina, Kara Boisvert, Christopher Butler and his wife Jennifer all of Lowell, Jason Butler of New Hampshire, Kaileigh Lamontagne of West Virginia, Ryan Pimentel of South Carolina, and Melissa Pimentel of Derry, NH; and great-grandchild, Layla Pimentel. He is also survived by a brother; Stephen McCarthy of Pelham, NH., his dear cousin; Robert Charrette of Windham, NH. and many nieces and nephews who dearly loved him.
In addition to his wife. George was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Goyette and Mary McKinnon, and his brother William McCarthy.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 4-7pm at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Parish, 543 Bridge St., Lowell on Wednesday, June 2nd at 12noon. Interment at Gibson Cemetery, Pelham NH. Funeral Director Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For directions and online guestbook, visit DRACUTFUNERALHOME.COM
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Published by Lowell Sun on May 28, 2021.