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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

James Francis McCarthy Jr.

December 30, 1952March 22, 2020

James Francis McCarthy was born on December 30, 1952 and passed away on March 22, 2020.

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Janet Kegel Anderson

March 30, 2020

To the McCarthy Family-My sincerest condolences. I was so sad at hearing of Jim's passing.
I have such fond memories of Jim, especially from middle school. I can remember ice skating at the pond in front of the house with Jane Bougie and Jim Foley; riding bikes to Hammonasset; going to the movies with "the gang"; parties at the Losnes'; playing in the Eliot School and Morgan Band; and especially our Moms' friendship from years of working the night shift at Ponds. I spent many a Saturday morning with Mom in Jim's mother's kitchen-Joanne was constantly in the process of cooking something!
I will remember Jim as always smiling, always funny.
Know that he is so fondly remembered.
Janet Kegel Anderson

Maryellen Sakonchick

March 29, 2020

I will miss you. I remember the time Michael (god rest his soul) and my brother Nicky would go to your house and play. You were always so nice to him. Now my friend you are with Michael, Mom, and Dad

Ellen Dowling

March 28, 2020

I'm so sad. You were my rock through high school and I was so looking forward to seeing you at the reunion. Just, really sad.

Curt York

March 27, 2020

While our lives took different paths, I will never forget the years we spent growing up together - such fond memories, Jim. Your mother's, Joanne's, popcorn and fried peanut butter sandwiches; catching sunfish in Valvano's Pond; shooting your BB gun in the basement; at your birthday, me running across the living room and jumping on the couch - landing on your mother's knitting needle which impaled my thigh, necessitating me having to go to the doctor's office to be checked out and getting a tetanus shot; weekend football games at Morgan High School; camping out in Valvano's submarine; fun times at my parent's woodlot; trapping mink in the stream; George's Suzuki and riding it down the hill in your front yard; being active members of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department and shuffleboard challenges afterwards; getting up early for each opening day of fishing for trout; cruising in your valiant painted with the American Flag and a case of Bud; taking Valvano's canon and putting it in the Morgan School courtyard along with many other Morgan School pranks like picnic tables on the roof; chickens in the courtyard; glass ball garden ornaments in the courtyard; tipping over the construction worker's outhouse in Morgan's parking lot.
Even at 68 years of age, I cried my heart out out when I read of your passing, Jim. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Our families were so close and the days of our youth were fun and memorable. God Bless you, and I will look forward to seeing you again in the afterlife. Thank you for the bond of friendship we shared and never broke. RIP, my friend.

Ken Rogers

March 25, 2020

The summers that we spent in Maine - Jim, Mike, Jack, George, Stanley, Jon and me. We all pretty much learned to drive....which was useful when we built that Falcon hot rod. RIP, my friend.
Ken