Evelyn G. "Dunnie" (Gately) McCarthy

  • Born: April 16, 1942
  • Died: July 11, 2020
  • Location: Brockton, formerly of Sharon, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dunnie by adding your memories and photos.

Evelyn G. "Dunnie" (Gately) McCarthy, 78, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. McCarthy. Born in Quincy, daughter of the late Evelyn V. (Ritchie) Connors and Edward L. Connors, she was raised and educated in Sharon and was a 1959 graduate of Sharon High School. Mrs. McCarthy was a resident of Brockton for over 50 years. She worked as a secretary and office manager at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brockton for close to 30 years, retiring in 2007. While at Our Lady of Lourdes, she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the 20th Century Catholic Club, the Prayer Shawl Ministry and was a longtime CCD Teacher. After retiring, she was a volunteer at My Brother's Keeper in Easton for several years. In her free time, she enjoyed playing Tetris, shopping and spending time with her beloved family and her friends.

Mrs. McCarthy was the mother of J. Daniel McCarthy and his wife Melynda of NJ, Terri A. McCarthy and Sean P. McCarthy both of Brockton. She was the caretaker and longtime friend of Aretha Drayton of Brockton and was the sister of Esther Jennings of Walpole, Edward Connors of NH and the late Martin Gately. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Steven, Alison and Kevin McCarthy and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Thursday from 4-8 PM with mandatory masks and social distancing protocols in place. Due to Covid 19 Regulations, her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes will be private with burial to follow at Melrose Cemetery at 11:45 AM. Donations in Dunnie's memory may be made to Autism Speaks.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Terri and family, Thinking of you all! RIP

Posted by Meagan Hennessey - Brockton, MA - Friend   July 21, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Dunnie was a great woman. RIP sweet lady. Gary and I are very saddened.
Patti & Gary OBrien

Posted by Patti - Family   July 18, 2020

RIP Dunnie. I always remember how kind and caring person she was and how happy she was whenever the cousins got together. Sending condolences to her family. She lives on in the memories you have of her in a special place in your heart. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Donna Marie Dominick Leone - West Roxbury, MA - Family Friend   July 16, 2020

Sending our deepest condolences to you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Sharyn, Steve & Luca Castagno - Pound Ridge, NY - Family Friend   July 16, 2020

Rest In Peace Dunnie as you watch over your family and loved ones. Prayers of love and comfort.

Posted by Lisa Marie Cogliano - Brockton, MA - Family Friend   July 15, 2020

To all of Dunnie's family and friends! We will all miss the most caring and loving person. Love and prayers to all, Evelyn

Posted by Evelyn Cronin - Brockton, MA - Family Friend   July 15, 2020

Dan, Terri, Sean & Family.
You are blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
It was a privilege and pleasure to have known Dunnie, for both myself and Betty.
Our Condolences,
Bob & Betty Wisgirda

Posted by Bob Wisgirda - Friend   July 15, 2020


In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.carol

Posted by Carol Doherty - East Walpole, MA - family   July 14, 2020

Dear McCarthy Family. Our deepest condolences for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and our prayers. With love and sympathy, The Dunigan Family

Posted by Stefan Dunigan - Smithtown, NY - Friend   July 14, 2020

May you Rest In Peace with your beloved Joe, you will be so missed by your family and friends. Your smile and kindness will forever be my memory of you.
Wishing your family the joy of all the wonderful moments you spent together, may they carry them in their hearts.

Posted by Heidi Danforth - Jamaica Plain, MA - Friend   July 14, 2020

Prayers for everyone, love and hugs to all

Posted by Tammy DeSoto - Prescott Valley, AZ - Family   July 13, 2020

You were a class act and so much fun. You have raised a family that is following in your footsteps. I will miss you more than I can say, but I know you are dancing away with Uncle Joe. Until we meet again Auntie Dunnie. Love you lots (your favorite niece) Sissy

Posted by Sissy Ciavattone - Walpole, MA - Family   July 13, 2020

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