Judith A. McCarthy


MccArthy, Judith

Judith Jamison McCarthy, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died March 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Thomas F. McCarthy; loving mother of Thomas McCarthy and his wife Mirela of Taunton, Jennifer Nardone and her husband Joseph of Swampscott and Amy Jamison McCarthy  and her husband Stephen Williams of Kingston. Sister of Carol J. Mayer and her husband Donald of White  Plains, New York. Cherished  Grammy of James McCarthy, Zoe and Sophia Nardone and Cristian Petcu. Judy was the beloved Auntie of Jamie Tibbals and Great Auntie to Douglas, TJ and Kate, all of Scotch Planes, NJ.

Judy was born in Boston and raised in Milton. She was a graduate of Milton High School class of 1957. She earned her undergraduate from Curry College and a Masters in English from Simmons, graduating summa cum laude, class of 1986.  Judy was a master of both the English and French languages. Her passion and skill for writing included published articles, corporate compliance and security, poetry and countless beautiful notes to her children and grandchildren. In retirement, Judy followed her passion for New England history to the “Church of the Presidents” the final resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams; volunteering as a tour guide, she shared her excitement and knowledge with thousands of visitors. Judy loved music and playing her baby grand piano; singing spirituals, blues and her favorites from Tom Jones and James Taylor. If she wasn’t reading non-fiction or the Wall Street Journal, she was knitting, walking along the beach or spending time with her loving cat, Boyo. Judy was most happy when she was with her family and spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them how to garden, write stories, make forts and create art.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday, March 22 from 7-9 P.M. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. Burial private.