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Whenever I think of Dick, I automatically think of Ann. I enjoyed seeing them at holiday time. Catching up with their latest 'doings' was always on the agenda. I'll always remember them fondly.
I could always depend on Richard's smiling face, his jokes, his joy. I'm thankful and proud to have known him. Always happy to see him and Ann come into my workplace. They brought such joy!
Rogers and Polly Evans
Little did we know when we bought our house in Simmons Cove the greatest feature to put buy, was getting Dick and Ann McCarthy as our neighbors and friends … who really became our chosen family . Dick helped guide us to some of the rules of our subdivision and how to take care of of our palm trees , especially the berries , needed to feed the tree. He was a genuine care , sweetheart of a person. His sense of humor is well known. Ann and Dick were born a week apart , Ann first. Our favorite joke was of his was Ann robbed the cradled getting him! We will really miss him. Especially his guidance . Love you Dick!
Donna & Wes Douglass
We will always remember Dick's great smile and wonderful dry sense of humor. We are blessed to have been neighbors for the past 4 years. n
You had to get your way most of the time. Stubborn very stubborn. You introduced me to the tennis players at Central Park where we played 2-3times a week without fail. I think you got all there was out of this life it was a great ride. Happy trails to you my friend
Ron and Avis Miller
I will always remember you jokes and the 1st Time I heard you speak. Warning us about trimming the bark on the Palm Trees. From that point forward we knew we would be friends. We will miss your jokes and seeing you go and get the morning newspaper. Knowing you and Ann are together in heaven.
Richard "Dick" C. McCarthy
Richard “Dick” C. McCarthy, 88, passed into heaven on February 2nd, 2022. His wife and soulmate of 65 years, Ann, had passed away 3 days earlier and Dick could not bear to be away from the love of his love any longer.
Although he started his life in Maine, he grew up in Deansboro and Waterville, NY.
After spending 4 years in the US Air Force, he continued his education in Gainesville. While attending the University of Florida he met Ann in Lakeland at a dance. They were married a year later and lived in Gainesville until he finished his degree. They then moved to Orlando where he earned his MBA.
He spent most of his career working for The Department of Transportation, which ultimately took them up the east coast to the Canadian Border. Once retiring they made their way back by way of Ocean City, MD. Dick spent his last 2 decades in Fernandina where he enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, and became a lifetime member of The Men’s Newcomers Club of Amelia Island. His devotion to others will always be remembered and we’ll forever feel his smile beaming down from above.
Predeceased by his parents Michael and Lillian, and sister Pamela. Dick is survived by his daughter and son in law, Patti and Mark, and two grandsons, Derek and Kyle.
Dick donated his body for scientific research to the University of Florida College of Medicine. Friends are invited to join the family Saturday, February 12th, 2022, begins 11:00am at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 201 N 4th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 for a Memorial Service. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice: https://www.communityhospice.com