Charles P. McCarthy
FUNERAL HOME
Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Charles P. McCarthy age 84, of Stoughton, formerly of Canton and Charlestown passed away March 19th at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and then from Boston College, where he played varsity hockey and won a Beanpot Championship in 1961. After Boston College, Charlie represented the United States of America at the 1963 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. He worked for many years for at several well-known insurance companies selling group insurance before retiring in the early 2000s. Charlie was active for many years in Canton Youth Hockey and coached at Xaverian Brothers High School. Additionally, he coached for several Boston area hockey clubs such as the New England Colonials, New England Chiefs, South Shore Kings Hockey Club, and the Bridgewater Bandits Hockey Club. Charlie had the great fortune of being able to win multiple league and national championships throughout his years of coaching while coaching his son, Michael, and his grandson, Michael. In addition to coaching hockey, Charlie was involved in Canton Girls Softball and one of his greatest coaching triumphs was coaching his team, The Hustlers, to the league championship. Charlie was an athlete through and through and enjoyed skiing with his family up at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. Charlies love for the mountains and New Hampshire was spawned from him spending much of his free time at the McCarthy Family Home in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Charlie and his family had a trove of fond memories up at the East Side Road home, which included taking summer hike in the trails around the home, skiing at nearby mountains, and enjoying the foliage and "mountain air," as Charlie described it, during the fall. Throughout all of lifes ups and downs, Charlie always had his beloved wife, Dottie, by his side. His greatest joy in life was raising three children, Kate, Lizzie, and Michael, with Dottie. Charlie was known for being able to talk and tell stories for hours on end and one of his most consistent topics of conversation was his children and grandchildren. Beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Connors). Father of Kate M. Brown and her husband Matt of Stoughton, Elizabeth A. Mahoney and her husband Jack of S. Weymouth, and Michael J. McCarthy and his wife Michelle of Canton. Brother of Paul F. McCarthy of Taunton and the late Helen M. Sullivan and Joseph W. McCarthy Jr. Grandfather of Michael, Jack, Matty, Dermot, Charlie, Sean, and Stella. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Thursday from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton Friday morning at 10. Burial Canton Corner Cemetery. Veteran United States Army. Donations may be made in his memory to the Pat Roche Hospice Residence 86 Turkey Hill Lane Hingham, MA 02043. For guestbook see www. dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com.
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Published by Journal-News Independent from Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
25
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021
Mar
26
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. James Church
, Stoughton, Massachusetts
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Charlie was by far the best baseball coach I ever had. He was a funny and caring man. RIP Charlie
mike levrault
Friend
March 26, 2021
Always laughing and talking hockey with Charley. Spent a night with him and a very good bottle of scotch in Ottawa 36 years ago. I won’t forget him.
Dave Kilpatrick senior.
Friend
March 25, 2021
Wayne Zwicker
March 24, 2021
So blessed to have known Charles. Amazing man, father, and friend. Many laughs, one of a kind, and a beauty! Thoughts and prayers and God's blessings to the McCarthy family.
Ryan Shea
Friend
March 23, 2021
Charles! I will never forget how much inspiration you had on my life. As a coach nobody cared more for his players then you. Your communication style was legendary! Charles you taught me so many things on and off the ice that have translated into my life, I can't thank you enough. You were always there for me, more than most will ever know. Love Jamie White
Jamie White
Friend
March 23, 2021
Xaverian Hockey
March 22, 2021
We will never forget our days with the South Shore Kings and our great coach and leader. Charlie was a true character of the best kind God bless him and the McCarthy family. Love Lenice and jack Maher
March 22, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the McCarthy family. Our family shared many good times with Charlie during the years he coached our son. He was a great coach, a good man, who loved hockey and loved working with the boys. One of a kind....
Julie and Ed Coughlin
Friend
March 22, 2021
Xaverian Hockey, Class of 1976
March 22, 2021
Our condolences to the entire McCarthy family. Charles was a good guy who always had a great story to tell. We had many laughs with him during the time he coached our son. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
The Farringtons
March 21, 2021
My condolences to the McCarthy family on the loss of Charlie. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather to the entire family. He was a great hockey player and a fine coach to the younger players. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow.
John Pierce
Friend
March 21, 2021
Great guy. Only met him once, but was a wonderful time.
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Kevin A. Lonergan
Friend
March 21, 2021
Charlie was a great teammate and a fun guy to spend time with. We had many laughs together, i miss him. He had many great hockey moves, including a high slap shot from the blue line at BC, but his best move was off the ice when he married the lovely Dorothy Connors. God Bless.
Jack Leetch
Jack Leetch
Friend
March 21, 2021