Cecelia M. McCarthy

McCarthy, Cecelia - websiteCecelia Margaret McCarthy (McLaughlin), entered eternal life on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 surrounded by her family at home.  Born in Donegal, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Bridget and Hugh McLaughlin.

Cecelia was a graduate of the Carney Hospital School of Nursing and worked as Head Nurse in the operating room at Carney Hospital until the birth of her first child. Motherhood became her life and career. She continued her nursing education and her nursing license is still active to this day.    Her devotion and love of family was evident in her final weeks of sickness as shown by the love and care bestowed upon her by her children.

Cecelia loved Irish music and Irish Step Dancing and she herself took a few classes.   Her children and grandchildren continue to follow in her footsteps for the love of Irish Dance.  She enjoyed weekends away at the Irish Village on Cape Cod listening to the music of great Irish Bands, especially Deirdre Reilly and Andy Cooney.  She enjoyed dining out with her husband and family many nights, and her favorite seemed to be going to  Cathay Center “Susies” in Weymouth every Sunday for Chinese food.

Cecelia was a woman of strong Catholic faith; she attended daily Mass when the children were young and always had an extra pair of rosary beads with her that she would offer to family and strangers in hospital rooms.  She also contributed to several Catholic organizations and supported Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William, her son, William, of Boston, Kevin of Quincy, Sheila of Braintree, Maureen McCarthy-Dunn of Pembroke, Neil of Braintree, and Mary Gardiner of Quincy.  Cecelia was the grandmother of Michael, Kaitlin, Jamie, Julia, Niall, Lauren, Ciara, Bridget, and Braden.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, October 6 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 7 at 10:30- a.m. at St. Agatha’s Church, Adams Street, Milton, MA.