OBITUARY

Barbara M. McCarthy

June 16, 1933April 21, 2019

Barbara (Morey) McCarthy, formerly of Swansea, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Catholic Memorial Home at age 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the wife of the late John E. McCarthy, Jr. They were married for 63 years.

Born in Acushnet, she was the daughter of the late Hartley and Diana (St. George) Morey. She spent most of her childhood in Central Falls and Providence, RI with her four siblings.

She graduated from Hope High School in Providence and The Katherine Gibbs School. After raising six children, a feat in itself, she returned to the workforce to build a successful career as a secretary and advertising coordinator for Allied Signal in Pawtucket, RI, where she worked until her retirement in 1991.

Her children and grandchildren will remember her best for her beautiful garden, and her penchant for feeding and caring for any animal that happened to wander into it. She loved the winters she spent on Sanibel Island in Florida, surrounded by family and the seashells she collected during walks on the beach.

Barbara is survived by her six children, Joanne Furze and her husband Francis of N. Dighton, John E. McCarthy, III and his wife Connie of Beaufort, SC, Kathleen M. Penman and her husband Gordon of Boston, Paula J. McCarthy of Providence, Kevin P. McCarthy and his wife Patricia of Satellite Beach FL, and Stephen P. McCarthy and his wife Debra of Somerset, twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Hartley D. Morey of Ft. Myers, FL, one sister, Patricia McGarty of N. Providence and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Wesley Morey and Faith Moura.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. In

lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: Case High Scholarship Trust, Inc. P.O. Box 33, Swansea, MA 02777. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest.

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  • Case High School Scholarship Trust

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Burial Friday, April 26, 2019

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Daryl Keyes

April 30, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Joanne, a classmate from Swansea schools on the passing of your Mother. I came to work at Allied Signal a year after she had retired. Sincerely Daryl Sunderland Keyes

Denise (Ricci) Brown

April 24, 2019

So many of my fondest memories are the times spent with our wonderful families. Holidays and summers spent laughing, singing, and sharing our love for each other are the roots of who I am today. Thank you for the splendid times together and memories to last throughout my lifetime. Auntie’s legacy is the love and compassion she always shown to everyone. You have always been in my thoughts and will always remain in my ❤️. Thank you

Jetty O'Hare

April 24, 2019

Howie and I are so sorry that we can't pay our respects in person as we are still in Florida. Your mother and father were good friends who we shared many good times with. Your mother and I had some good times when we w ere both "at home" with children. We are so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Thomas

April 24, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I have some of the fondest memories of my childhood with your Mom at the beach house. I always looked so forward to it, lots of great times. She will be greatly missed. Much love to all.