Sarah Katherine McCarthy

November 29, 1991February 16, 2020

Sarah (Sarie) McCarthy, 28 of Sebago passed away on February 15th. She was born in Portland, Maine, November 29, 1991. She is the daughter of David and Elizabeth McCarthy of Sebago. Sarie graduated from Catherine McAuley High School in 2010, and from Norwich University in 2014, in the Corps of Cadet program. She was a Nursing student at SMCC. She was an avid snowboarder and was a member of National Ski Patrol.

Sarie is so loved as a daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend. Sarie was most known for her trademark smile and infectious laugh. She loved being a big sister to her brothers who love her deeply. Her greatest gift was her brilliant sense of humor and sharp wit; she never missed an opportunity for the perfect joke. She made all that met her feel like an instant friend with her humor and charm. She was a bright light that lit up a room. She wore her heart on her sleeve and she had an energy within that warmed us all. She accepted everyone, would give her all for anyone, and expected nothing in return. When you were around her, you just felt alive!

She had the type of curiosity that led her to books and articles that created a wealth of knowledge of the world around her. From a very young age she was a voracious reader, and grew to love scientific podcasts. She carried the keys to the world in her pocket.

She enjoyed all seasons, loved the winter snow as much as the warm beaches. She has done many hikes in the Maine and NH mountains, always bringing her dear friends and her two Boston Terriers that she adored.

She was fierce in everything she did; her loyalty to her friends and family, her co-workers that she loved, and now she is our fierce angel looking out for us. She always pushed us to grow and see what life can be. Aside from all the people that she touched and loved in Maine, she has a large community of friends that are grieving for her in Charleston, SC, where she lived for 4 years.

Everyone should be as lucky to have a daughter as sharp, sassy and brave as Sarie! She called everyone “darling” and she was ours.

Sarie leaves behind her parents, her brothers, Freddy of Carrabassett Valley, ME, and Henry of Lake Tahoe, CA. Her Nana, Katherine Fitzpatrick of Plaistow, NH, and she was blessed with an amazing amount of aunts, uncles and cousins in her life, from all over the country who loved her dearly. She also leaves behind her boyfriend Jonathan McKinney of Charleston, SC. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Frederick and Elizabeth McCarthy, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Aunts Gail Sanford and Candace Forsley, as well as cousins Ryan Fitzptrick, Molly Perrin and Micah Gianotti.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours for Sarie on Thursday, February 20th, from 4-7pm, at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland ME 04103. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 21st, at 11am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103.


  • David McCarthy, Father
  • Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy, Mother
  • Freddy McCarthy, Brother
  • Henry McCarthy, Brother
  • Katherine Fitzpatrick, Nana
  • Jonathan McKinney, Boyfriend
  • Frederick McCarthy, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Elizabeth McCarthy, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Joseph Fitzpatrick, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Gail Sanford, Aunt (deceased)
  • Candace Forsley, Aunt (deceased)
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cousin (deceased)
  • Molly Perrin, Cousin (deceased)
  • Micah Gianotti, Cousin (deceased)


  • Visiting Hours

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 21, 2020


Sarah Katherine McCarthy

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Paul Bartomioli

February 24, 2020

I am the father of c/Major Steven Tyler Bartomioli, also class of 2014. On behalf of our family we extend our condolences to you. Please know that you are in our prayers to help you through this parent's worst nightmare.

Nancy Hayes

February 23, 2020

So, hard to know what to say. Sarah was such bright light in middle school. I remember her in class - such a talented and intelligent young lady. I had no hesitation in believing that she would do great things one day. I loved her presence in NJHS as well. Sarah was so conscientious in planning for our trip. I remember her mom and Henry at all the meetings as well. My heart breaks for you all. Please know that Sarah is remembered fondly and that we will all keep her and her family in our hearts. My deepest condolences....Nancy Hayes

Andrea Lane

February 22, 2020

Dear Beth and David, Henry and Freddy,
Words can't describe how I felt when I found out you had lost your sweet Sarah. I cried. I know you are a close family. Losing a child or a sibling is beyond a tragedy, a heartache, a thing that shouldn't happen to anyone....especially at a young age. Yet God allows it to happen sometimes, even when we don't understand. Psalm 139 tells us that He knows how many days each of us has...Romans 8:28 tells us He works all things together for the good of those who love trust we must, even when it's hard. I'm praying you will feel God's presence during this dark time in your lives, as you trust He had a reason. Sending love to you all. Ande Lane

David Heath

February 22, 2020

Dave, Beth and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Sarah’s passing and send you our heartfelt condolences. From everything we have read about her we can tell that she was such a positive person and bright light! May you all find comfort in the support and love of family, friends and our community.
David Heath and Deb Dolan

Leah Levesque

February 22, 2020

Sarie left you all way to soon. I am sorry about your loss and my heart breaks for you all. I wish I could share words of comfort to ease the pain but sadly there are no words capable of easing this type of hurt. Know that we are thinking of you all and mourn with you.

Sincerely, The Levesque Family

Lisa Brown

February 21, 2020

From Sarie’s Blind Tiger family in Charleston, SC, we send our love.....

Lindsay Hartman

February 21, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the whole McCarthy family. I'm thinking of you all.

Special prayers to the mother and father.

From Lindsay Hartman
Betsey Hartman McCarthy's niece.

Christian Wong

February 20, 2020

Dear McCarthy family, please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. My daughter & son, close to your family. Especially Wes & Freddy. God bless you all.

maureen harriman

February 20, 2020

Words cannot adequately express how very saddened we are at Sarie's passing. We had hoped and prayed that she would be back in your loving arms.
I think God had other plans, and now she is in his loving arms..
Hugs to you all..xo

Chris, Maureen, Gunnar & Brooke Harriman

Betsy VanDerWater-Fuller

February 20, 2020

Beth, David, & family. I cannot imagine what you are going through with the loss of Sarah. My heart breaks for you and there are no words that can help at this time of tragedy. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
My deepest sympathies;
Betsy VanDerWater-Fuller