2011-12-16 / Obits

Rita M. McCarthy


Rita M. McCarthy, 97, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 9.

McCarthy was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a Rockaway resident for 46 years coming from the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

McCarthy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.

She is survived by her sons, Edward (Fran), John (Helen), Joseph (Lucille) and Raymond McCarthy; daughters, Mary Lang (Joseph), Margaret Glover, Rita Hayden (Peter), Anne O’Brien and Ellen Crozier (Geroge); 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Interment followed at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, New York.

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