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“To ALL the McCarthy's. Jack and I are so sorry for missing the write up in the paper. I don't know HOW we both missed it. Because of that did not...Read More »
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“Mike/Katie and to ALL THE McCARTHY's -- my sincerest condolences to all of you. You are in our prayers. ”
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“I would like to sign the guest book for James. I think this thought in John 11:20-27 will bring you hope and comfort. ”
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BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church, and prayers offered at 9:45 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, for Mr. James T. McCarthy, 98, who died early Saturday morning at his residence.

James was born Aug. 25, 1910 in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Florence and Catherine (O'Keefe) McCarthy.

He was a member of St. Charles Church and the Ancient Order of Hibernia.

James retired in 1969 from the Erie and Lackawanna Railroad, serving over 40 years as a Superintendent.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, the former Catherine I. Baker, whom he married July 10, 1933, and died Jan. 14, 1994; a son, Richard; a son-in-law, Ronald Lawrence; his sisters, Mary, Catherine and Abby; and his brothers, Jerry, Frank, Ted, John and Joe.

He is survived by five daughters, Marian (Burdette) Baker of Boardman, Elizabeth (Donald) Tait of Calgary, Canada, Kathleen (Ed) Maloney of Boardman, Margaret "Peggy" Lawrence of Austintown and Eileen Thompson of Youngstown; eight sons, James (Annette) of Austintown, Jerry (Kay) of Canfield, Francis (Norma) of Austintown, William (Marilyn) of Erie, Pa., Michael (Katie) of Austintown, Timothy of Boardman, Terrance (Mary-Ann) of Canfield and Thomas of Cleveland; 30 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or the Ursuline Motherhouse.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view the obituary and to send condolences.

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