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Margaret Ann Mccarthy

February 6, 1933 — October 27, 2023

Margaret Ann Brennan McCarthy passed away peacefully in the company of her sons at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023. She was 90 years old.

Calling hours will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home in Norwich on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Norwich on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. where the Reverend Ralph A. Bove, pastor, will officiate.

Margaret Ann was born in Norwich on February 6, 1933, the daughter of Francis Joseph Brennan and Sarah Margaret Tansey Brennan. She grew up in Norwich and was a 1951 graduate of Norwich High School. She later planned her class reunions. In 1952, she gained employment with Eaton Laboratories, Division of Norwich Pharmacal Company, remaining there until the birth of her sons. Thereafter, continuing her clerical employment, she worked at Norwich Mills and later at Champion Products, from where she retired as a receptionist. She put both sons through college and her oldest son through law school.

A warm, kind, forgiving, and friendly person, who was devoted to Christ, family and friends, Margaret Ann enjoyed her home at 20 Academy Street; playing the organ, piano, bridge, and bingo; the Monday Evening Musical Club; the Lawrence Welk Show; all things Irish; Jeopardy, Yankee baseball; professional tennis, Syracuse football and basketball, and any sport or sports team that her sons followed. Margaret Ann was a devout Roman Catholic and daily communicant at St. Paul or St. Bartholomew. When she could no longer physically attend Mass, she would watch morning Masses on EWTN. She loved to walk to work or church, and run errands for friends, who could no longer do them.

Margaret Ann is survived by her oldest son, Honorable Thomas Patrick McCarthy of Leland, North Carolina, and his wife Trish Zemple and her daughters Allison and Rachel, and her youngest, loving son, Patrick Michael McCarthy of Fairfax, Virginia. Also surviving are thirteen special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews from the McCarthy, Brennan, and Brooker families.

Margaret Ann was predeceased by her husband, Robert Emmet McCarthy; her older sister, Mary Elizabeth Brennan Brooker; her younger brother, William Francis Brennan; her infant sister, Patricia Ann Brennan; her brother-in-law, Lawrence Brooker; her sister-in-law, Judy Brennan; and her nephew, Dr. Matthew Brennan.

Margaret Ann had many special friends throughout her life, but was particularly enamored with Virginia Quinn, Ed Capria, Marie Dykstra, John McGraw, Lil Curnalia, Jessica Thompson, friends and staff at Chenango Valley Home, Mary Ward and the late Dr. Parker Ward, the late Jane Higley, and the late Mary Spano, all of Norwich.

Contributions in Margaret Ann’s memory may be made to the Today, Tomorrow & Always Fund, Holy Family School, 17 Prospect Street, Norwich, NY 13815, Chenango Valley Home, 24 Canasawacta Street, Norwich, NY 13815, or to the Norwich Family YMCA, 68 North Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Wilson Funeral Home.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 pm.

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Friday, November 3, 2023

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