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“Dennis will always be remembered as a friend and classmate at St. Josephs and St. Marys.God bless you many times my friend!! ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dr Steve norton - waltham, MA

“Remembering Dennis as a classmate at St. Joseph's Grammar School. He faced challenges but always had a big smile. Wishing him peaceMary (Furdon)...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mary (Furdon) Baker - Waltham, MA

“Remembering Dennis and the McCarthy family. I am very sorry for your loss. May Dennis Rest in Eternal Peace. Marian Carpentino ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He was one of the McCarthy kids, one of the McCarthy crowd, and like all of you he had that wonderful...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Eilish Connaughton

“Dennis was like a brother to many of us that were lucky enough to be friends of Bryan. He was kind, funny, inspirational and loved his family. Our...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Lori Kelly - Waltham, MA

“Marybeth, I remember Dennis well. Such a sweet handsome young man when I knew him. May he Rest In Peace.. My condolences to your family. It's never...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Edmunds - Wilmington, MA

“Marybeth, I remember Dennis well. Such a sweet handsome young man when I knew him. May he Rest In Peace.. My condolences to your family. It's never...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Edmunds - Wilmington, MA

“Marybeth, I remember Dennis well. Such a sweet handsome young man when I knew him. May he Rest In Peace.. My condolences to your family. It's never...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Edmunds - Wilmington, MA

“My condolences goes to mr.McCarthy’s family, may god be with you, through out this difficult time,God bless. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Brillant Charles - Malden, MA

“My condolences to the McCarthy Family.Peace and eternal rest . ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Dahlbeck - Waltham, MA

“To the McCarthy family, I am so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Dennis at Hogan Regional Center as his Music...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Silveira - Waltham, MA

“Dear Marybeth & McCarthy Family~It is with heartfelt sympathy that we reach out to all of you at dear Dennis' passing. Although we never met Dennis,...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carol & Carmen Quintiliani - MA


Mr. Dennis P. McCarthy, of Waltham, entered into Eternal Life on February 20, 2022, the feast day of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto of Fatima. He was 67 years old.

Born in Boston on November 26, 1954, he was the son of late John Dennis McCarthy and Mary Elizabeth (Hennessey) McCarthy. Dennis was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School which was a substantial accomplishment considering his special needs. His disabilities certainly did not discourage him from pursuing further education or career minded opportunities despite consistent setbacks.

To know Dennis was to love him; he was a blessing to his family and was a 'sweetheart' to all. He had an endearing child-like trust and love that made anyone close to him feel welcome. Despite his tenacious and can-do attitude, the severity of the disabilities increased leading to hospitalizations followed by residential care for the last eight years of his life. Dennis spent six years at Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. His family would like to extend a special thank you to Thomas Danforth, for being a faithful friend throughout and Elizabeth Medrano, Hogan PCA, a loving caregiver for Dennis.

In addition to his love of family, Dennis enjoyed skiing and bowling. This proved to be a very loving environment for him.

He leaves his brothers and sisters, John D. McCarthy, Jr. of Waltham, Charles J. McCarthy and his wife Christina of Marlborough, Marybeth McCarthy and her husband Robert Enik of Waltham, Bryan P. McCarthy and his wife Noreen of Falmouth, and Christin of Worcester and 17 loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dennis' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, February 28th from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. before leaving in procession to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, Newton, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Needham.

Memorial donations may be made to Missionaries of Charity, Dorchester, 401 Quincy St, Boston, MA 02125, or at https://www.cgsusa.org/support/ways-to-give/