WEBSTER - Armand J. McCarthy, 88, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Rita (Gallant) McCarthy; a son, Richard J. McCarthy and his wife Mary C. McCarthy of West Boylston; a daughter, Kathleen A. Flibbert and her husband David J. Flibbert of Webster; 2 grandchildren, Jason Flibbert and his wife Valerie, and Jeffrey Flibbert and his wife Brittany, all of Dudley; 2 great-grandchildren, Kayla Flibbert and Connor Flibbert; a brother, Albert McCarthy and his wife Lorraine of Coral Gables, FL; 4 sisters, Claire Ugalde of Worcester, Claudia Seale and her husband Arthur of Oxford, Frances Normandin and her husband Roland of West Brookfield, and Gail Sivret of Dudley; a sister-in-law, Dolores LeBlanc of Webster; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Walter, Kenneth and Roger McCarthy and by a sister, Janet Williams.
He was born on June 18, 1931 in Worcester and lived in North Oxford, a son of Walter and Blanche (LaPlante) McCarthy, who died in childbirth. He was raised by his father and stepmother, Irene (Strack) McCarthy. He obtained his high school diploma through a correspondence course from the American School in Chicago.
He was an Army veteran of Vietnam, serving as a medic from 1956 to 1958 and then remained in the Army Reserves for 4 years.
Mr. McCarthy worked at First National Stores, later known as Finest Supermarkets, retiring as the deli manager in 1993.
He was a communicant of Saint Louis Church and a weekly adorer at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. For many years, he attended a retreat at Calvary Retreat House in Shrewsbury. He belonged to the swimming club at the YMCA in Southbridge. He liked walking at the track at Webster Lake.
The family would like to thank the staff of Care Central VNA & Hospice for their compassionate care during Mr. McCarthy’s illness.
A funeral Mass at Saint Louis Church will be held privately. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace. Donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster.