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Ann McCarthy
Ann McCarthy

Obituary of Ann E. McCarthy

Ann Elizabeth McCarthy died on June 17, 2020. Ann was born on March 20, 1941 at Evanston Hospital to Alice Rose (Enright) and Lowell Eugene McCarthy. In late 1941 the family moved to Glencoe where she grew up with her brother, Jim, aunt Helen, and grandmother, Mabel (Shea) Enright. She attended school in Glencoe, graduated from New Trier High School and National College of Education in Evanston. After two years of teaching in Schaumburg, she joined her cousin, Laurence L. McCarthy, D.D.S. as his surgical assistant in his oral surgery practice. As his practice grew to four surgeons and three offices, she hired and trained staff and ran the offices. After retiring, she held a couple of part-time bookkeeping jobs. Ann’s great joy besides her family and family gatherings was to travel. She made many trips to Europe, especially to Ireland, driving around in her younger years and via tours later. Short trips and vacations in Door County relived the family vacations there. Her favorite trips were rafting down the Grand Canyon and a safari in Kenya. Photos of the animals, and a large giraffe in her living room reminded her of that splendid time. In earlier years she traveled with her aunt, Helen Enright, later with her good friend, Joyce Menzies. Ann liked to read, shop, dine out and watch the Cubs, the Bears, and later developed a passion for watching golf. Her three cats kept her company at home. When she moved from her Evanston condo to Morton Grove, she was thrilled to have a balcony and filled the space with pots of flowers. Sitting there in the morning and afternoon amidst her “garden” was a great joy. Ann was a thoughtful, pleasant person, devoted to her family and friends, her country, her Faith. Even as her mind was failing, she kept the details of her dear ones’ lives clear. She could remember the lyrics of songs and advertising ditties till the end. She is survived by her brother James L. (Margaret) McCarthy, one niece, Meg (Kirk) Kreikemeier, three nephews, John, Patrick, Brian (Barbara) McCarthy, and nine grand nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday June 22nd at 9 am at McMurrough Funeral Home, 101 Park Place, Libertyville; Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 121 E Maple Ave, Libertyville at 10:30 am. Burial following at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook, IL. Those people wishing to attend may do so, please wear a mask, all precautions will be made to protect attendees’ health. Please omit flowers. Donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Little Sisters of the Poor are requested instead. To Attend the Mass we ask that you please register via the following link https://stjoseph.ivolunteer.com/funeraljune22
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Monday
22
June

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Monday, June 22, 2020
McMurrough Funeral Chapel
101 Park Place
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
8473622626
Monday
22
June

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday, June 22, 2020
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
121 E. Maple Ave
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Monday
22
June

Interment

12:10 pm - 12:20 pm
Monday, June 22, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Lee Road
Northbrook, Illinois, United States