Barbara J. ((Merrill)) McCarthy

December 17, 1939 ~ June 14, 2021 (age 81)


Barbara J. McCarthy (Merrill), age 81, of Pepperell, formerly of Squantum passed away June 14th at the Nashoba Hospital.  Born and raised in Quincy, she attended N. Quincy High School, lived in Squantum for many years and has lived in Pepperell for the last 7 years.   Barbara worked at the Squantum School in Quincy for many years before retiring.  She was an avid Boston sports fan and especially loved the Red Sox.  She loved all of her dogs especially Danny. 

Beloved wife of the late James M. Sr.  Mother of Barbara Culhane and her husband John of Littleton and James M. McCarthy Jr. and his wife Mary of Dunstable.  Sister of the late Robert Merrill.  Grandmother of Kayleigh Kirkness, Charlotte McCarthy, Henry McCarthy, and the late Bridgette Culhane.  Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Thursday 4-7 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Catherine’s Church Westford Friday morning at 9 am.  Burial VA National Cemetery, Bourne Friday afternoon at 12:45 pm.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Boston Fire Department Relief Fund at  

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