John “Jack” McCarthy, 82, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Elinor McCarthy, partner of Nadine Sharp, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2020. Born on February 18, 1938 in Derby, he was the son of the late John Theodore and Mary Kiley McCarthy.
Jack was born and raised in Ansonia, CT and was a member of Assumption parish and then St. Agnes parish in Milford. Jack honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Shortly after leaving the Air Force, Jack had a long career as a system analyst, at notable companies such as Armstrong Rubber, Donahue Sales, Uniroyal, CR Gibson, and Southern CT State University.
In his early years, Jack enjoyed playing cards and pool at Trams and later Hillside with his buddies. He played softball, handball, racquetball and eventually golf. He was a volunteer firefighter at the Webster Hose Company in Ansonia. He enthusiastically watched sports, especially the NY Yankees, NY Giants, and Big East basketball. Jack loved to travel and always organized the plans. Jack was an avid lover of happy hours, listening to live music, dancing, and singing karaoke. His most favorite times were parties with friends and family, and being with his grandchildren. He was a proud Irishman and loved to show it. Jack lived every minute of his life to the fullest and always with enthusiasm; his presence will be missed but never forgotten.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Casey Gray and her husband James; his grandchildren, Lauren, Brianna, Stephanie and Erica Gray and Matthew McCarthy; and many extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his son, John Timothy McCarthy, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Saint Agnes Church (Precious Blood Parish), 400 Merwin Ave., Milford. (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH) Gathering restrictions limit 100 people to be inside the church at once and masks are required. Interment will be private. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. Only 25 people will be allowed inside the funeral home at a time and masks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at http://www.stjude.org/.
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