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John J. McCarthy

Quincy, John J. McCarthy, age 85, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Friday, October 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  

John was born and raised in Dorchester to the late Maurice and Anne (Joyce) McCarthy. He was proud to be a Double Eagle, having graduated from Boston College High School and Boston College, Class of 1954.  He has lived in Quincy for fifty-six years and previously in Dorchester.

John was the personnel administrator for Draper Laboratories in Cambridge for forty years. 

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean War.

He enjoyed all Boston sports, politics, current events and walking. John was especially devoted to his children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Beloved husband for fifty-seven years of the late Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Sawyer) McCarthy.

Devoted father of Brian E. McCarthy of Hull, Kevin J. McCarthy and his wife Michele of Mansfield and the late Maribeth E. Easter.

Loving grandfather of Jennifer Easter, Connor McCarthy and Bridget McCarthy and cherished great grandfather of Kinley.

John was the last of three siblings and was pre-deceased by Maurice McCarthy, M.D. and Joyce McDonough. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, October 26th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy at  10 o’clock.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.


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October 25, 2017
I will never forget your Dad Kevin and Brian, your sister Maribeth was one of my best friends growing up in Merrymount and your Dad was one of the coolest around. I'm sure he has a great place in Heaven with your Mom and Maribeth. Love to your families. I'll say my prayers for all of you.. Love Jeannie

~ Jeannie Houten McGrath


October 24, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathy Kevin and Brian on the loss of your Dad. I have very fond memories of the McCarthy family in the Merrymount neighborhood. Loved your family. I will always remember your Dad and his walking home from Quincy Square. God Bless you both and your families.

~ Linda Wiedemann Sweeney


October 23, 2017
RIP MR. McCarthy and thank you for your service to this country. Your son Kevin always said what a great Father you are and you and your wife did an outstanding job with your family, Kevin is proof of that. God Bless your soul and Bless and protect your family in this sad time...

~ Gerry OConnell


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