McCarthy, Rev. Raymond W.fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
November 14, 2005

McCarthy, Rev. Raymond W.fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Monday, November 7, 2005. He was born in North Attleboro, MA in 1918, the son of Raymond L. and Margaret (McGowan) McCarthy, brother of Eileen McCarthy Dupelle and the late William Joseph McCarthy. He graduated from North Attleboro High School and received his Bachelors Degree from Providence College, Providence, RI.

He graduated from St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore MD, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Fall River, MA in 1945. For more than 25 years following his ordination, Fr. McCarthy served in many parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese, including Fall River, Taunton, Somerset, and North Attleboro, MA. He was the founding Pastor of St. Mark's Parish (Attleboro Falls, MA) in the early 1960s, and responsible for construction of the parish church. During this time he was also heavily involved in Catholic Charities work for the diocese. He relocated to the St. Louis area in 1972 and founded the Counseling Center of Clayton shortly thereafter. During this period of time he participated in serving mass throughout the greater metropolitan area, and regularly at the parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton. He was an active member of the Missouri Athletic Club for over 25 years. He was interested in boating and golf in his younger years and was an avid swimmer throughout his life. He was a veteran, international traveler with many trips to Rome and Ireland, as well as Western Europe, Greenland, Ethiopia, Turkey and Japan. He was an accomplished religious scholar with a deep and profound faith in God and his teachings. He is survived by his sister, Eileen McCarthy Dupelle; sister-in-law, Elizabeth McCarthy; nephew, Michael R. Dupelle; and four nieces, Virginia Phipps, Ann Dailey, Eileen Gould of North Attleboro MA and Maureen Colson of St. Paul, MN; and many cousins in the United States and Ireland, whom he visited on many occasions.Services: Fr. McCarthy donated his body to St. Louis University Medical School and a memorial mass will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 106 N. Meramec Avenue in Clayton, MO. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.


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