Obituary of Louise M McCarthy
Louise M. (Barletta) McCarthy, passed away in her home at The Huntington of Nashua early Saturday morning March 5, 2021 surrounded by family. She was 95 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. McCarthy who left her too soon in 1992 at age 67. She was also the loving mother of six children: Judith Tavano & husband Phil Tavano of Chelmsford, MA: Mary Aloise & her late husband Peter of Delray Beach, FL; Edward McCarthy & wife Leslie of New Milford, CT; Denise Cyr & husband David of Allenstown, NH; Kevin McCarthy & wife Connie of Litchfield, NH; and Brian McCarthy & his wife Pam of Windham, NH. She had eight grandchildren: Erin and Matthew Tavano; Sean and Dan McCarthy; Cathy Cyr-Cooke; and Christopher, Andrea & Nicholas McCarthy. She also had 3 great-grandchildren: Josie Tavano-Honaker (8); Will Tavano (5) and Lily McCarthy (14 months).
Louise was born in Boston, MA in 1926, along with her twin sister Eleanor Restuccia of Topsfield, MA. She was raised and educated in Everett. She also had an older sister, Clare, who sadly died before Louise & Eleanor were born. She was the daughter of the late Sabatino and Maria (Mary) Barletta who were both born in Italy and immigrated to Boston in the early 1900’s!
She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She also enjoyed playing golf and walking. She love music, especially jazz, big bands from the 40’s and dancing! She also enjoyed playing Bridge and traveling. She also was a wonderful volunteer for the
M/A-Com Food Share Food Pantry for Elderly and Disabled Persons.
Louise was married to Ed in October 1948. They lived for a while in Medford and Everett, MA and finally settled in Burlington, MA where they raised their children. She was a member of Catholic Daughters at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Burlington, MA . When the St. Margarets Parish was split, she became a communicant at the new parish of St. Malachy’s. After her husband’s passing she moved to Goffstown, NH and eventually to Nashua, NH.
Louise worked for Met Life Insurance Co in Malden, MA prior to marriage. She returned to work when her youngest child went to school. She worked for Raytheon Corp. in Lexington and Waltham, MA for 20 years as an Administrative Assistant.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington, MA. Tuesday, March 8th, from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, March 9th at 11am. Services will conclude with Burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer ‘s Association (www.alz.org) in Louise’s name.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050