David V. McCarthy

August 2, 2016

David V. McCarthy
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

DAVID V. MC CARTHY – in Woburn, August 2nd at eighty three years of age. Beloved husband of Ellen (O’Brien) McCarthy of Woburn. Devoted father of Ellen E. Richardson, her husband David of Tewksbury, Dr. David W. McCarthy, his wife Lucy of Lynnfield, Marie E. McCarthy of CT and Thomas C. “Tucker” McCarthy, his wife Janice of NJ. Dear brother of James McCarthy of Jamaica Plain and the late Thomas, Robert, Marion, Marjorie, Louise and Doris. Loving “Papa” of Kaitlyn E. Richardson, Meaghan Knox, Madelyn E., Liam V., Ryan, Abigail, and Tucker McCarthy. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Dave’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.

OBITUARY:

David V. McCarthy passed away at his home, Tuesday morning August 2nd. The beloved husband of Ellen (O’Brien) McCarthy, he was eighty three years of age.

Born in Boston, Dave was the youngest of eight children born to Thomas C. and Louise (Callahan) McCarthy. Raised and educated in West Roxbury, Dave was a graduate of Boston English High School along with the Class of 1950.

Following high school Dave enlisted in the United States Army where he served in Germany for three years in the Army Security Agency. He was always a very proud Veteran.

Upon his return home, as a child he lost his Dad at age eight. In his early teens he began working for the First National to help out at home. Well through high school and any other “free time” he had he would return there to work. Well, as luck would have it he returned there after the service for a brief stay before starting college. On a particular Saturday Ellen O’Brien was filling in at that particular store and they were introduced! Well, it was love at first sight in 1955 and in 1960 they married! They have actually been together for sixty one years, having been married for fifty six of those precious years. Fifty four of those years have been spent right here in Woburn, in the Forest Park section of the city. It was there that they raised their four children and their home was their castle. Everything took place at the homestead be it family holidays, birthdays, celebrations and gatherings.

At the helm of the kitchen was Dave! He was a phenomenal cook, holidays being the ultimate meals of which he had total control over. From turkeys to lobster newburg and corned beef to eggplant parmesan, it took him time but the flavorful meals were worth every minute!

Also when Dave was younger he caddied at Brookline Country Club where he learned many a helpful hints along the way. He developed quite an interest in golf and was pretty darn good at it throughout the years.. He never refused a round of golf!

Being Irish was not just celebrated on March 17th, it was every day of the year! Dave was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and always enjoyed anything to do with his Irish heritage. In particular Dave loved listening to irish music and if it wasn’t irish, it was classical music.

As their children grew and they began their families, “Papa” had arrived! He loved his grandchildren dearly. Babysitting, going for picnics with them to Horn Pond or walking them to pre school or school, there was not a thing he would not do for any of them. Many, many happy and very precious times were spent with “Papa.”

Dave and Ellen had the very good fortune of travelling over the years but particularly after they had retired. They travelled extensively throughout Europe, France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Ireland and many other hidden gems abroad. One place then though that was always a favorite was Cape Cod. Always an enjoyable and comfortable place to visit, any time of the year.

Daves life was full of many, many happy and joy filled times . He and Ellen were very devoted to each other, their children and their grandchildren leaving a wonderful legacy in each of their hearts.

Sadly Dave was predeceased by his parents Tom and Louise McCarthy and siblings the late Thomas, Robert, Marion, Marjorie, Louise and Doris McCarthy.

He is lovingly survived by his dear wife of sixty one years Ellen T. McCarthy and their dear children:Ellen E. Richardson, her husband David of Tewksbury, Dr. David W. McCarthy, his wife Lucy of Lynnfield, Marie E. McCarthy of CT and Thomas C. “Tucker” McCarthy, his wife Janice of NJ. Dear brother of James McCarthy of Jamaica Plain. Loving “Papa” of Kaitlyn E. Richardson, Meaghan Knox, Madelyn E., Liam V., Ryan, Abigail, and Tucker McCarthy. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Dave’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. May the many warm memories shared with David throughout the years sustain Ellen and her family at this time and through all the years to come.

    John Neal

  2. To the entire McCarthy family: I am very sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful memories provide a source of comfort.
    Tricia Maguire Keenan

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