Thomas Francis McCarthy Jr.
December 28, 1931 – November 4, 2019
Thomas Francis McCarthy Jr. passed away early Monday morning, November 4th at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. Tom was born to Thomas and Agnes McCarthy in Elizabeth, New Jersey on December 28, 1931. Growing up, Tom spent his time at the beach and with his two sisters, Rosemary and Eileen. He was a proud alumnus of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and attended many of their reunions. After he graduated, he married his high school sweetheart Barbara in 1953. He attended Fordham University until he was drafted into the Army in 1951, serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Fort Benning, Georgia. He later went back to school and graduated from Seton Hall University. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and mostly worked in the import/export meat business. While raising his family in Cranford, New Jersey, he had the opportunity to travel to many places. No matter where he went he was always up for a good story and made friends easily. In his 40s, he moved his family to Denver for a new adventure and to pursue his love of skiing. Post-retirement he lived in Heritage Eagle Bend, where he enjoyed golf and met his friend Rose who became a big part of his life.
He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his son William McCarthy and his grandson Ryan. He is survived by his 4 children, Lynn (Michael Igoe) McCarthy, Michael (Karen) McCarthy, Richard (Evangeline) McCarthy, Karen (Brook) Boehler, his daughter in law Jami Isaacson and his 6 grandchildren, Meg, Brigid, Maureen, Dan, Clare and Liam.
A visitation for Thomas will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with the Rosary recited at 7:00pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. A funeral mass will take place at 10:00am on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Risen Christ Catholic Church, 3060 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80222. Thomas will be laid to rest at 11:30am at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery. The family will have a reception from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Darcy's Bistro & Pub, 4955 S Ulster St, Suite 103, Denver, Colorado 80237.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Thomas' memory class of 1949 may be made to St. Benedict's Prepatory School, 520 MLK Blvd, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the McCarthy family.
St. Benedict's Prepatory School
520 Dr. MLK Blvd, Newark, New Jersey 07102
- Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, November 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, November 8, 2019
- Reception Friday, November 8, 2019
Thomas Francis McCarthy Jr.
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