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Dorothy R. (Cater) McCarthy

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 from 2 – 6 p.m. for Dorothy R. (Cater) McCarthy, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, who died following a long illness at Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation of Peabody on Monday, October 14th, at 96 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in Chelsea, she lived there until moving to Revere in the 1940’s.  Dorothy was a 1934 alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere.  For over 30 years, Dorothy worked within the Revere School Department, & served as secretary to the Superintendent of Schools.  Dorothy was the widow of Michael F. McCarthy, Sr., who passed in July of 1963.  She is the devoted mother of Michael F. McCarthy, Jr. & his wife Joanne R. of Reading, & Maureen J. McCarthy of North Andover.  She is the cherished grandmother of Michael J. & his wife Eileen McCarthy of Irvine, California, & Kevin R. & his wife Laura McCarthy of North Reading.  She is also lovingly survived by her great-grandchildren, Michael P., Thomas F., & the late Ronan J. McCarthy.  Many nieces & nephews also survive her.  Mrs. McCarthy was the sister of the late: Alfred Cater, & Elga Shea-Brabanec.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: CHOC Foundation, In Memory of Dorothy R. McCarthy at “Children’s Hospital of Orange County,” 455 So. Main St., Orange, CA 92868 (www.choc.org/giving).

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: CHOC Foundation, In Memory of Dorothy R. McCarthy at “Children’s Hospital of Orange County,” 455 So. Main St., Orange, CA 92868 (www.choc.org/giving). 

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  1. Kathy Miksis
    Oct 26 2013

    Dear Maureen,
    You won’t know me by name but our mothers resided a few doors down from each other at Rosewood. My mother is Theresa. We wanted to tell you how sorry we are to hear of your mother’s passing. You should take great comfort in knowing what a great daughter you were to her.

  2. James Freedman
    Oct 18 2013

    Maureen, Mike and Joanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Dosey always seemed like family to me and I always enjoyed the visits with Jeanne. The two of them are together now, (with Elga) looking down and most likely laughing together.

  3. Nancy Delaney
    Oct 17 2013

    So sorry for your loss Joanne. Thinking of you and your family.

  4. Kate Walsh
    Oct 17 2013

    Offering my deepest condolences to your entire family.

    With Sympathy,
    Kate Walsh (Laura’s cousin)

  5. Paula Steverson
    Oct 16 2013

    Dear Maureen,

    I was sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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