Joseph P. McCarthy, 97

Feb 21, 2017

Joseph P. McCarthy, 97, of Annapolis, Maryland, formerly of Rochester, died Feb. 17 in Annapolis. He was the husband of the late Marie R. (Florentine) McCarthy and the son of the late James W. and Catherine (Bagley) McCarthy.

He was born in New York, New York and lived in Rochester for many years before moving to Annapolis.

Mr. McCarthy worked as a draftsman for Sperry Rand Company in Syosset, New York for 30 years before retiring.

He enjoyed his family, traveling and being the Shine Coordinator at the Rochester Senior Center. He was an avid reader and history buff.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Rochester and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in East Freetown.

Survivors include his daughter, Maureen Eschbacher of Annapolis; his son, Joseph G. McCarthy of Medford, New York; a sister, Theresa Sclafani of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Tiffany Burch, Linda McCarthy and Joseph McCarthy; three great granddaughters, Kaylynne McCarthy, Brynn Burch and Brielle Burch. He was the brother of the late Marie Braun.

His mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Road, Rochester. Burial will follow in Rochester Center Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, visit:

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