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“We are truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your father...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Amato - Sterling, MA

“Geraldine, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Phil Carroll - Pittsfield, MA

“My sincere sympathy to the entire mccarthy family,and.especially to joe george and jim, who i grew up with ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Frank Colella - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Judy (McCarthy) Hunt - Stoneham, MA

“jean and family. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family. jerry ws a wonderful friend and neighbor to roger for many years. ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: roger and laurene ford - MA

“Aunt Jeannette I am so sorry for your loss. Love Annette ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Annette holtz - WestAllis, WI

“So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Kelley (Ciulla) - FL

“Grandpa, On Behalf of the entire Dale family, may you rest in the sweetest peace, we love and miss you. Love Always,Geraldine, Jim, Julie, Jimmy, and...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Dale - North Reading, MA

“To all the McCarthy family I'm saddened to hear of the passing of "Jerry" I have many memories of our families growing up on Morgan St. May he Rest...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: richard ford - melrose, MA

“DadI love you and I will miss you so muchYou are forever in my heart Your daughter Jan ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanette (Jan) Johnson - MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy, of Melrose, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 30, 2019 at the age of 88. Jerry was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield for many years. Jerry started with the Boston & Maine Railroad as an Apprentice in the 1940's and worked for over 40 years as a Union Machinist, Locomotive Engineer and Inspector before his retirement at the age of 61. He was a gifted & talented Machinist and could fix & build anything. Jerry was a hard worker, never complained, had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke. He was a quiet, supportive family man and always enjoyed taking his children to all their youth sporting events. Jerry loved to travel to Hawaii, Bermuda, Montreal and Niagara falls. He enjoyed Nahant Beach, dancing at the Oceanview Ballroom and his family was the most important part of his life. Jerry was the beloved husband of Jeanette M. (Ciulla) McCarthy for 68 years. Devoted son of the late Bertha (Webb) McCarthy. Loving father of Joseph McCarthy & his wife Holly of FL, George McCarthy & his wife Janet of Melrose, James McCarthy of Billerica, Jeanette Johnson & her husband Richard of Wilmington, Irene Murphy & her husband Tom of Shrewsbury and Geraldine Dale & her husband Jim of N. Reading. Cherished grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.