McCarthy, Harold E. "Harry"
FITCHBURG - Harold E. "Harry" McCarthy passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. He was born on Feb. 19, 1936, in Richland Center, Wis., to Everette and Anita McCarthy and was the middle child of seven children.
Harry graduated from Richland Center High School in 1954, started college at Platteville, then went into the U.S. Army for two years, after which, he attended school at UW-Madison and worked as a tax compliance supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for over 35 years.
Harry had two children during his first marriage, Sean and Megan. In 1994 he married Pat Mackler, and they enjoyed having four grandchildren.
Harry was a member of the Madison Area Retired Golf/Bowling Associations and volunteered with the Madison School System's reading program and with St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary. He loved his Irish heritage and was a member of The Dane County Shamrock Club, the Madison St. Patrick's Day Committee, and the State Shamrock Club Board.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; his children, Sean (Sandy) McCarthy and Megan McCarthy; his grandchildren, Will Hinze, Maddy Hinze, Jack McCarthy and Kennedy McCarthy; his siblings, Bill (Sue) McCarthy, Tom (Mary) McCarthy, Kathleen (Ray) Alexander and Don (Donna Olson) McCarthy; his brother-in-law, Mike (Pam) Mackler; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Jerry; and in-laws, Frank and Weltha Mackler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5405 Flad Ave., Madison. Burial will follow at the VERONA CEMETERY at 565 N. Main St., Verona, with a lunch following at the PIZZA RANCH, 100 Keenan Court, Verona. If you are able to attend the services, we invite you to honor Harry by wearing green or something Irish.
Memorial donations according to Harry's wishes can be made to St. Mary's Auxiliary/Volunteers, American Legion Post 151 or St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank Dr. Orest Kostelyna for his continued care of Harry throughout the many years and to the doctors and staff at St. Mary's Hospital who cared for him many times during his visits.
Harry lived a full life but it's just never long enough. He was a Christian and a Catholic and loved his family and friends. He was an honest, kind and loyal man with a quick wit and an Irish twinkle in his eyes. He loved God and received God's greatest gift, to love and to be loved. He was blessed and will surely be missed by many! May God continue to bless you, my dear husband! The pains of missing you are real. I've been honored to call you "my husband" and forever will.
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