It is with great sadness that the family of Richard T. (Chuck) McCarthy announces his passing. Chuck McCarthy peacefully entered into eternal rest on December 17th, embraced by his loving family. Chuck was the cherished husband of Patricia (Slattery) McCarthy, with whom he shared 64 years of happy marriage. He was a proud, loving and devoted father to his son, Kevin McCarthy, and held a sincere fondness for his daughter-in-law, Kate Ballou. “Pops” was also a very proud and loving grandfather to his wonderful grandson, Bob McCarthy. Besides his wife, Chuck is survived by his brother, Peter McCarthy, and sisters-in-law Caroline Clayton, Georgia McCarthy and Martha McCarthy. Chuck was predeceased by his brother, Charles (Pug) McCarthy, who entered eternal life in 2006. He was born in Northampton, MA and was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School, Wilbraham Academy and Amherst College. Upon graduation from Amherst, Chuck served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was assigned to Geiger AFB in Spokane, Washington where, as athletic officer, he successfully recruited and coached several championship baseball and basketball teams. Following his discharge from the Air Force, Chuck began his successful business career in the plastics industry as an independent sales representative. Chuck never stopped working, in part because he cherished the many close relationships that he developed during his 60 year career. He relished the fact that these relationships remained intact through the years. Chuck lived a life that was filled with happiness. He found much joy in his work, in his personal pastimes, in his many years of world travel, in his very special lifelong friends, in his loving family, and above all, in his faith in a Living God. Chuck will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21st directly at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 519 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit on Friday, December 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., in Springfield. A private burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Northampton. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Chuck’s honor may be directed to St. Mary’s Church Sound System, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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St. Mary's Church of Longmeadow
519 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow MA 01106
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