GENEVA- Richard E. McCarthy, age 78, of Geneva passed away on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at Geneva General Hospital.
Family and friends may call Sunday (Aug.4) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home 45 High St. Geneva. Funeral services will be held on Monday (Aug.5) with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish or the ALS Foundation.
Richard was born on June 24, 1941 the son of the late Edward P. and Ruth Hennessy McCarthy. He served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965 and was a school teacher retiring after many years from the Phelps-Clifton Springs School Dist. He continued teaching as a substitute teacher for the Geneva City School Dist. for several years.
Dick was a member and Lector of Our Lady of Peace Parish. He loved Gardening and the out doors and taking care of the grounds at St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Stephen’s Church and St. Francis Church. He enjoyed going out for coffee in the morning with his friends as often as he could.
He is survived by his son, Mark McCarthy of Geneva; daughter-in-law, Marni McCarthy of Geneva; grandchildren, Ashley (Mike) Roberts of Geneva, Matthew McCarthy of Geneva and Carly McCarthy of Geneva; great-granddaughters, Gianna and Luci Roberts of Geneva; brother, Jack (Mary) McCarthy of Rochester; sisters, Janet (Steven) Manuel of Rochester and Alice (Dennis) Lantier of White Plains, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dick was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Patricia Dougherty McCarthy.