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Judith Claire McCarthy

Judith Claire McCarthy

July 14, 1931 - December 25, 2018     Age: 87

Judith C. McCarthy, (nee Hamrick) 87, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away December 25, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

Born in Paris, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Dr Rev. Earl Jasper and Helen Funkhaser Hamrick.

She graduated from Aurora College where she majored in Music. She was the widow of the late James J. McCarthy.

A former resident of Geneva, Illinois, Mrs. McCarthy had made her home on Amelia Island for the last 15 years. She considered her role as “Domestic Engineer” a most important part of her family’s life. Throughout her life she had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Song Spinners and was a volunteer at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

She was an active member of Amelia Plantation Chapel. There she served on the Prayer Committee and as a Deacon.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Thomas P. McCarthy, and her sisters Shirley J Ochrimowski and Ann Mary Potter.

She is survived by her brother Dr .John D Hamrick and his wife Diane of Amelia Island, Florida; her children, Nancy E. Hemperly of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Stephen J. McCarthy and his wife, Dani of Kailua, Hawaii, Patricia C. Samala and her husband, Michael of Pearl City, Hawaii, Michael A. McCarthy and his wife, Susan of West Fork, Arkansas, a daughter in law, Susan Maire McCarthy of Santa Rosa, California; her 11 grandchildren, Brian, Taylor, Melchiza, Eli, AaronKeone, Hannah, Rachel, Abigail, Casey, Max, and John Michael and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Amelia Plantation Chapel at 2:00 pm, with The Reverend Doctor Conrad Sharp officiating.

Memorials may be made to Kenya Partners, 609 Quaker Lane, High Point, North Carolina  27262 (www.kenyapartners.com) in memory of Judy McCarthy


6 Condolences

  • Shannon Sullivan Posted December 28, 2018 9:32 am

    Judy, was a lovely soul. I enjoyed her friendship a great deal. I am sadden and left with an heavy heart over her passing.

  • Sarah Harper-Formelli Posted December 29, 2018 4:08 pm

    I am saddened by the loss of one of the greatest people I have ever known. She was the most loving Aunt one could ever have. I will truly miss her voice, her jovial wit and our conversations to check up on each other. I will forever remember all of the wonderful memories spent with her throughout my life, but most of all I will remember how she always told me how much she loved me and how grateful she was that I belonged to her.

  • Sunny Kusuma Soewanto Posted December 31, 2018 8:17 pm

    Pak Stephen……my deepest condolence for the departure of your beloved Mom ….Mes Judith C McCharthy …???May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family

  • Stephanie Kramer Posted December 31, 2018 8:42 pm

    To the family of Judy McCarthy, I am praying for comfort for you. Judy was a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor and loving heart. I enjoyed sitting with her in church and listening to her beautiful voice sing hymns of praise. She spoke of her family often and of the great love she felt for each of you. I miss her already and I know you do too. Love, hugs, and prayers, Stephanie

  • Karen Murray Posted January 1, 2019 4:09 pm

    Nancy, Steve, Mike, Pat and family,

    Nancy, Steve, Mike, Pat and family, Jim and I are so sad to learn of Aunt Judy’s passing. We have such great memories of visiting and reconnecting with her at one of the Connelly weddings. I will always remember her for her great booming laugh and her amazing sense of humor. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jim and Karen (Hynes) Murray

  • Jane Cervantes Posted May 13, 2019 11:05 am

    Dearest Family of Judy,
    I have been thinking of Judy and just found this article. Your mother was a delight and I so enjoyed living next to her. We shared much laughter and many good talks. I am sorry for your loss and pray for all of you. Please know that she was just a wonderful woman. It is comforting to know she is with Jim and her son now. They were so loving to our Kodi and watched over all.

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