Mary Ann McCarthy, age 73, of Bethlehem Twp., NJ passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at home.
She was born on May 5, 1947 in Newark, NJ. She spent most of her life in NJ, except for a few years that she spent in Mildenhall, England while her husband was stationed there in the US Air Force. She resided in Piscataway, NJ for 11 years before settling in Bethlehem Twp., NJ in 1983.
She was the daughter of the late John and Irene Marcus Flynn.
She was the wife of Thomas P. McCarthy, celebrating 53 years of marriage.
Prior to her retirement, Mary Ann was a Masterpiece Customer Service Representative for Chubb Insurance in Bridgewater and Whitehouse, NJ for 19 years.
Memberships include St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Pittstown, NJ. Previously, she was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Ann’s Church in Hampton, as well as a Sunday School Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.
She loved gardening, playing Bingo, playing the slot machines, and the Jersey Shore. She was a huge animal lover. She loved all of her pets throughout the years, as well as her son’s dog Bailey, who she would dog-sit when they were away. She also enjoyed watching old movies and singing. She was a singer in the back-up group for “The Angels” when they recorded their hit song,‘TIL, in 1961. She had a beautiful voice that her family will never forget. She also had an interest in her family genealogy, and she was passionate about cruising with her husband and close friends. Some of her favorite cruises were to New England and the Southern Caribbean.
Survivors in addition to her loving husband include three sons: James McCarthy and his wife Sharon of Bangor, ME, Kevin McCarthy and his wife Samitha of Los Angeles, CA and Brian McCarthy and his wife Kristin of Hampton, NJ. Five grandchildren: Thomas, Abigail, Hannah, Gillian and Madeleine. She is also survived by many beloved cousins.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 4pm-8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2 White Bridge Road, Pittstown, NJ. Entombment at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Annandale, NJ.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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