Rev. Richard C. McCarthy, Jr., 75: Former Portland priest

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PORTLAND — Rev. Richard C. McCarthy, Jr., 75, died Aug. 14 at Saint Joseph’s Manor, where he resided for the past several years.   

He was born in Portland, a son of Richard C. and Virginia Lappin McCarthy, and attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1952.  

From 1954 to 1956 he served stateside in the U.S. Army before attending  St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md. He later studied at Glastonbury Monastery in Hingham, Mass., and at Maryknoll Seminary in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

On May 17, 1969, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland by the Most Rev. Peter L. Gerety, D.D.  

He was assigned to St. Patrick’s Church in Ellsworth, St. Mary’s Church in Bangor and lastly at St. John the Evangelist Church in South Portland until he retired in August 1982 due to declining health.

Surviving are his sister, Joanne Dennis of Portland, two brothers, John  K. “Jackie” McCarthy and his wife Joan of Cumberland and David E. McCarthy and his wife Vivian of Falmouth; many nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial services were held last week.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Manor Resident Activity Fund, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or to VNA Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.

Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland.

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