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“To The McCarthy Family,So very sorry for the loss of you father. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Walter Welch - Waltham, MA

“To John and the rest of The McCarthy Clan.So sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. Many a fine memory hanging out at the house and Christmas Eve...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Tim Driscoll - Ipswich, MA

“So sorry for your loss ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Ronald Greene - Mansfield, MA

“The World is is a colder place without Charlie! Til we meet again on the other side!No finer a man has there ever been!We will think of you fondly...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Pineau - Waltham, MA

“To the entire McCarthy family,our deepest condolance for the loss of a wonderful man and a supreme Dad.Raising and providing for such a large family...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Peter/ McGann - Waltham, MA

“Hello Jane,I just learned of your Dad's passing. Tim and I send our condolences. God bless. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Marnie Kelly - Waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences to all the family. Fond memories of a wonderful man. Helen Precourt ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Helen Precourt - Marlborough, MA

“Deepest sympathies and condolences to you from all of us in Ireland.The memories I have are of Charile's story telling and recounting tales from his...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Denis McCarthy - Ireland

“So sorry for your loss everyone. Charlie was a great friend and neighbor, may he rest in peace.Jack Kelly from Lakeview. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: jack kelly - Friend

“So very sorry for your loss. So many memories of the wonderful McCarthy family and the brick house in Lakeview. Praying for all of you as you go...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Paula Hachey - Waltham, MA

“To all the McCarthy Family,Charlie was a wonderful man and a cherished friend! We have many beautiful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Gary and Marianne Savignano - MA

“I will always have wonderful memories of the times Charlie and my Dad spent together working on our homes, and sharing a beer. He was generous and...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Leslie McDonald Davenport - AZ

“Our prayers go out to all of the McCarthy family. Your dad was a special man, and made everyone laugh. That handsome Irish smile, and a "brogue...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Laura and Damien McCann - Waltham, MA

“To the McCarthy family,I am so sorry. Your dad was such a wonderful man.What beautiful work he did, building the fireplace, stone wall and patio at...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA

“Rest In Peace. Denny and Angel so sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Rosalie Indelicato - Delray Beach, FL

“We will miss you Charlie. I will cherish all my memories of you. You were the greatest story teller ever! Life is too short, wish we had more time....Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Laura & Jay Ouellette - Barnstead, NH

“Charlie, May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be at your back. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn McDonald Madaglia - Sun City, AZ

“To all the McCarthy Family,So sorry for your loss.He was a great friend to me,my family,and many others.So glad I had a good visit the end of March...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Don Martinson - Leominster, MA


Waltham – ON the fifteenth of February, 1948 twenty-three year old Charlie McCarthy, a native of Ballyisland, Skibbereen, County Cork stepped aboard the SS Washington docked at the Port of Cobh, on Ireland's southern coast. He was Passenger No. 5.

What awaited him on the other side of the Atlantic were hopes and dreams mixed in with a fair amount of apprehension and anxiety. When the Washington docked in New York Harbor he figured out how to get to an aunt's house in a place called Quincy, Massachusetts.

There he found family and food and work and shelter that validated his long held belief that this idea called America is exactly where God wanted him to be. Never afraid of a challenge and having the mindset to never do anything just half-way Charlie joined the United States Army long before he became a citizen and proudly served his new nation as a corporal in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War.

When he got out of the service he married and settled in Waltham where he built his own home and where he and his wife raised their family of ten children. A stone mason by trade Charlie worked long hard hours and enjoyed every minute of it.

His leathered hands and tanned face belied the fact that he was also a student of literature and poetry, a follower of politics and lover of history who had a fine ear for Irish music. His stories of his life were the stories of America and always fascinating to listen to.

Mr. Charles P. McCarthy, of West Concord, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Veterans Adminsitration Hospital in West Roxbury. He was 92.

Charlie was born in County Cork on November 1, 1924, one of five children born to the late Denis and Margaret (Murphy) McCarthy. He was the last to go.

In addition to all of the other things he did he loved his family the most.

He leaves his children, John M. McCarthy of Bedford, Kevin C. McCarthy of Lowell, Mary Pat Lowe of Stoughton, Dennis J. McCarthy and his wife, Angel, of Billerica, Ann Marie Feeney and her husband, Frank, of Hingham, Susan M. Brady and her husband, Paul, of Wayland, Jane E. Taranto and her husband, Stephen, of Waltham, Daniel G. McCarthy and his wife, Miriam, of Lowell, Joan C. Cappadona and her husband, Bob, of Waltham and Eileen McCarthy of Norwood; his grandchildren, Patrick and Connor McCarthy, Charles McCarthy and his wife, Alison, Margaret Nolan and her husband, Erik, Tara Majxner and her husband, Matthew, Matthew and Christina Lowe, Joseph, Andrew, and Joy Marie McCarthy, Colleen, Brendan and Devin Feeney, Leah, Shane and Jake Brady, Johnna and Jacey Taranto, Shannon and Erik McCarthy, Bryanna, Brian, and Bobby Cappadona; his great-grandchildren, Lucy Nolan, twins Jack and Miles McCarthy and Noah Majxner and many nieces and nephews.

Charlie was the former husband of the late Christina M. (Cloonan) McCarthy; father of the late Judith McCarthy; grandfather of the late Traves McCarthy and a brother of the late Eileen Hegarty and Florence 'Finn', Denis 'Sonny' and John McCarthy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Charles' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday May 7th from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284.