Ellen K. McCarthy

Date of Passing:

July 17, 2017

McCarthy, Ellen K., 66, formerly of Thatcher Street, Rumford, died peacefully on July 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Providence, a daughter of Ruth E. (Halton) McCarthy of Cohasset, MA and the late Francis X. McCarthy, she grew up in Rumford and lived in Pawtucket since 1994.

Ms. McCarthy was a member of the Arc of Blackstone Valley. Ellen enthusiastically loved life, her family and friends. She especially enjoyed trips to Briggs Beach, ice cream from Grays in Tiverton on the way home, birthday lunches at Friendly’s, singing and dancing along to Lawrence Welk and the Beach Boys, and outings with her extended family. She will always be remembered for her infectious laugh.

Besides her mother, she is survived by three sisters, Patricia Jacquart of Scituate, MA, Gail McCarthy of Scottsdale, AZ, and Ann Maitland of Nashua, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford on Monday July 31, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Ellen’s memory to the Arc of Blackstone Valley, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Dan and I send our deepest sympathies to the entire McCarthy family. Ellen was such a happy and warm person. I will remember her fondly. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

  3. I remember Ellen with fondness. Always smiling and light at heart. She was part of my childhood neighborhood in Rumford. One of the group, as were all the McCarthy girls. My prayers and thoughts are with you, dear friends from long ago.

    Ginny Cauley

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