Obituary of Bernard L. McCarthy
Dateline: Vero Beach, Fl
On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Bernard McCarthy, loving husband, father of two, and grandfather of four, passed away at the age of 81.
Bernard was born on October 29, 1939 in Troy, NY to Charles and Elizabeth LaPlante McCarthy. He enlisted in the Marine Corp. in 1958 and spent four years in service. Bernard then spent 32 years employed with Ford Motor Company before retiring. On May 1st, 1965, he married the love of his life, Carol Piekarkski. They raised two daughters, Suzanne and Debra.
Bernard had a passion for helping others regardless of circumstance. In his free time he could often be found bowling, golfing, or spending time with his family. He was also an enthusiastic lover of fishing and enjoyed spending his mornings feeding the nearby birds. He was known for his sense of humor, his positivity, and his ability to always see the good in everything.
Bernard was predeceased by his father, Charles, his mother, Elizabeth, his brother Charlie, his infant daughter Theresa, and infant granddaughter Rachal. He is survived by his wife Carol, his sister Mary (Eugene) Posniewski, his brother Jim (Karrol) McCarthy, his two children, Suzanne (Leonard) Collins and Debra (Thomas) Jones, and his beloved grandchildren, Britni, Alex, Miranda, and Hailey. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held on Thursday July 29, 2021 at 9:00 am at St. Mary’s Church in Crescent where the Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm Wednesday in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernard McCarthy, please visit Tribute Store
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