2016-07-08 / Obituaries

Ronald McCarthy

Ronald “Ron” John McCarthy, 70, of Kennebunkport, died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2016 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 21, 1945, the son of John and Mildred (Cascone) McCarthy.

Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft fire and crash recovery specialist between 1964 and 1968.

Formerly a resident of Saugus, Massachusetts, Ron coached Saugus town team basketball, attended North Shore Community College in Beverly, and was a member of the local Knights of Columbus.

Ron worked for the former New England Telephone Company which became NYNEX, and finally Verizon, from where he retired. He then went to work as a salesman for Frank Galos Chevrolet-Cadillac followed by Mainely Media publishing.

He was an active member of the Village Baptist Church in Kennebunkport, where he served as executive assistant to the pastor, and in his free time, Ron volunteered at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford.

Ronald is predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Carol Ann (Gould) McCarthy, and a son, Ronald J. McCarthy, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth York McCarthy of Kennebunkport; and children Carol Ann (McCarthy) and Robert Silva; Diane (McCarthy) and Craig Rothburd; Timothy McCarthy; Michael and Jaclyn McCarthy; Christopher York; Nicole (York) and Jesse Johnson.

He was loved and beloved by his nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Anna, Amanda, Max, Sam, Gabriella, Riley, Liam and Teagan.

Visiting hours were Tuesday, July 5, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A Memorial Service was to be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at at Bibber Memorial Chapel.

Burial with military honors will follow in Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport. Should friends desire, memorial donations in his name may be made to: Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Ronald’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

Return to top