Marie I. McCarthy, 80, of North Falmouth died February 2 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was the wife of Joseph W. McCarthy, whom she married in 1965.
Born in Whitman, she was the daughter of Florence J. and Mary (Driscoll) McCarthy. She was a graduate of Whitman High School and Salve Regina College.
After completing college, Ms. McCarthy taught through the Lay Apostolate in Texas and went on to teach elementary school.
She and her husband settled in Whitman, where she was a member of the Holy Ghost Church and the Mother's Club; together they were active in local politics.
After spending summers at New Silver Beach, the couple moved their family to North Falmouth in 1985. Here Ms. McCarthy was active in the New Silver Beach Association, Wild Harbor Yacht Club, North Falmouth Village Association and Emerald House.
Ms. McCarthy belonged to St. Elizabeth Seton Church, where she was a volunteer wedding coordinator and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
She leaves five children, John McCarthy of Medway, Sheila Leddy of Milton, Courtney Affanato of Milton, Michael McCarthy of Boston and Meaghan McCarthy of Boston; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Madeline McCarthy Lynch of Newport, Rhode Island, and Elizabeth McCarthy O’Conor of Chicago, Illinois; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Kara L. McCarthy, who died in 1976; and her brother, Florence J. McCarthy Jr.
Calling hours will be Friday, February 7, from 4 to 8 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 8, at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road in North Falmouth.
Burial will be private.