Mrs. Marie Antoinette McCarthy, age 85, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Flushing, NY, she was one of twin daughters born to the late Alexander and Florence Linke Brachocki. At an early age, her family moved to Poland. In 1939, her family returned to the Brooklyn. She attended the Academy of St. Joseph High School in Brentwood, New York. Upon completing high school, she attended St. John’s University where she met her future husband, Joseph Vincent McCarthy. During the early years of their marriage, her husband worked with the NYPD before being admitted to the Bar and practicing as an Attorney. Mrs. McCarthy remained at home and cared for their children as the family grew and the McCarthy’s lived in various suburbs including Queens Village, Locust Valley and Glen Cove. Over the years the McCarthy family vacationed on Amelia Island where Mrs. McCarthy and her husband would build their retirement home in 1998.
Mrs. McCarthy was fond of Irish dancing, shopping, ballet, Mah Jong and the sports of golf and tennis.
She had been active at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Glen Cove, New York and St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Bayville, New York and a congregant St. Michael’s Catholic Church while living in Fernandina Beach.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Joseph V. McCarthy, who passed away in 2010, two sons, Matthew Eugene McCarthy, who passed away in 2001 and Eugene Thomas McCarthy , who passed away in 2011.
She leaves behind, children, Joseph McCarthy, Chatham, NY, Kevin McCarthy (Barbara), Kings Park, NY, Stephen McCarthy, East Meredith, NY, Antoinette McCarthy, Amherst, NY, Joanne McCarthy, Amelia Island, FL, James McCarthy, Jacksonville, FL, Deidre McCarthy (Mitchell Friedman), Bayville, NY, a sister, Marie Louise Signorino, Venice, FL, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive friends on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Oxley Heard.