Dr. Eugene G. McCarthy Jr.

Dr. Eugene G. McCarthy Jr., age 76, passed away at Sloan Kettering Hospital on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The cause of death was cancer. Dr. McCarthy was born in Boston. His parents were Eugene G. McCarthy and Mary Murphy McCarthy. He graduated from Boston College, Yale University School of Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Public Health and School of International Medicine. President John F. Kennedy chose Dr. McCarthy to be the Chief Medical Advisor in the Alliance for Progress Program for Paraguay. From 1970 to 1977 he was Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health at Cornell University. In 1982, having assessed the acute need for a country wide resource enabling people to obtain a second opinion, he initiated the Health Research Unit at Cornell Medical University. Dr. McCarthy is known as the “Father of Second Opinion.” Dr. McCarthy established visiting professorships at Boston College, the Gregorian, the Biblicum and the Orientale. He was a member of the American Federation of Clinical Research, American Public Health Assoc. NY City Health Assoc. and the NY State Health Association. He was a Fellow of the American Federation of Clinical Research, American College of Public Health Assoc., NY Academy of Medicine and American College of Public Health. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the KnightsofMalta. Honors and Awards; St. Ignatius Medal, Boston College High School Jesuit Secondary School, St. Francis Medal, Franciscan’s Order of Friars Minor-Province of the Holy Name, American Assoc. of the Sovereign Military, Alpha Chapter-Delta Omega Honorary Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Award of Merit, Public Health Assoc. of NY, Medallion de Ora, Universidad Nacional de Asurcion, Paraguay, Alpha Sigma Nu-Jesuit Honor Society and Class Valedictorian-Boston College. His last honor was being awarded the Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. In 1965 he and his wife Maureen, built Smugglers Cove in East Boothbay where they were Innkeepers for over 40 years. Eugene was predeceased by his wife Maureen Goggin McCarthy, who died on September 3, 1999. Son, Joseph McCarthy, who was his oldest son, passed away at the age of twenty five.Survivors include his two sons, John and Paul McCarthy, Three grandchildren, Anya, Matthew and Peter McCarthy. BrotherJames McCarthy, Sisters; Marjorie Slien and Marie Ohman, As a result of their son Joseph’s death, he and his wife established the Joseph Gregory McCarthy Foundation and with the help of the Franciscan Fathers they helped the mentally impaired and homeless. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Joseph Gregory McCarthy Foundation, 11587 Lost Tree Way, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Visiting hours 4-8 PM Monday, November 22, at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at St. Ignatius Church, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. A wake will be held from 10 to 11:45 am, Wednesday, November 23, 2010 at Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. All are welcome to walk with the family to the graveside from the funeral home and a rosary will be recited. Interment will be at 12:15 pm at the Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay, Maine. A celebration of Dr. McCarthy’s life will be held at 5 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at St. Thomas More Church, 65 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128 with a reception in the Rochester Room to follow.