Eleanor J. McCarthy, Janesville, WI (1924-2014)
February 9, 1924 - July 7, 2014
Eleanor J. McCarthy, age 90, of Janesville, passed quietly into Eternal Life on Monday, July 7, 2014, while residing at Cedar Crest Nursing Home. She was born in Janesville, on Feb. 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Harry and Stella (Cullen) Johnson. Eleanor attended St. Patrick's Grade School, graduated from Janesville High School and continued her education at Madison Business College. She, later, married James R. "Jim" McCarthy at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on July 9, 1949, where she has been a very active member for many years. He predeceased her on Jan. 17, 2006. Over the years, Eleanor worked at Parker Pen, the former Cunningham-Buehl Law Firm, Sintered Specialties and Rock County Council on Aging.
Eleanor was a very loving, caring, calming and quiet lady. who was affectionately known as "Mother Teresa" to her family and friends. When her family was younger, the neighborhood children looked up to her as the neighborhood "mom," a name she was proud to hold. Eleanor was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it, without expecting anything in return.
Eleanor is survived by her five children: James P. (Kelly) McCarthy of Salt Lake City, UT, Nancy (Dan Williamson) Kersten of Janesville, Alan McCarthy of Janesville, Martha McCarthy of Hartland, WI, and Brian (Sharon) McCarthy of Milton; grandchildren whom she adored: Josh (Susan) Kersten, Jeremy, Lindsay, Zach and Philip McCarthy, Alex, Kelly, Maggie, and Abby Schmidt, Marrissa (Miguel) Bucio, Sara McCarthy, April (Casey Peterson) McCarthy and Nikki McCarthy; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two children, Mary Ellen and Philip.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 11, 2014, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 7 PM at the WHITCOMB - LYNCH FUNERAL HOME and, again, on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the CHURCH.
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444