Walter F. McCarthy, Jr.

Walter F. McCarthy, Jr., 79, of Mattapoisett died April 1, 2014 peacefully at home.

He was the husband of Patricia A. (Fay) McCarthy with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Brockton, the son of the late Walter F. and Miriam P. (Davidson) McCarthy, he lived in Brockton and Buzzards Bay for many years before moving to Mattapoisett in 1993.

Mr. McCarthy was formerly employed as a marketing representative at Bay State Gas for 38 years until his retirement and was a commissioner of the Bay State Alumni.

He served with the Seebees in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. McCarthy was a member of Florence Eastman American Legion Post 280 and a former member of the Brockton Lions Club for over 30 years. He enjoyed driving automobiles, gardening, volunteering and was an avid Boston sports fan.

Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Richard McCarthy and his wife Tracy of Buzzards Bay, Brian McCarthy and his wife Kimberly of Hopedale, MA; 3 daughters, Laura Burrill and her husband Curtis of Scarborough, ME, Theresa Barrett of North Easton, MA and Patricia Cifello and her husband Thomas of Buzzards Bay; a sister, Susan Jahnke of Wareham; 14 grandchildren, Richard and David McCarthy, Erin and John McCarthy, Lt. Scott and Curtis Burrill and Kimberly Hjort, Amanda, Daniel, Matthew and Timothy Barrett; Justin, Thomas and Jeffrey Cifello; 4 great-grandchildren, Sean, Kendra and Cadence Burrill and Cassidy Hjort; and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Police Department, P.O. Box 436, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the Mattapoisett Fire Department, P.O. Box 362, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit For directions and guestbook, please visit

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