COLTON—A Mass of Christian Burial for R. Charles McCarthy, 82, a resident of Darlene Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC and a longtime resident of Colton, will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Colton with Rev. Joseph Giroux presiding. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Colton, as well as a luncheon at the parish center to follow. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton from 4-7 p.m. Mr. McCarthy passed away on September 25, 2023 unexpectedly at his home in Myrtle Beach.
Charlie is survived by his daughter, Bridget McCarthy, Camden; a son, Sean McCarthy, Colton; his two beloved grandchildren, Jocelyn Lavigne and Makena McCarthy; one great-granddaughter, Whitten Gale; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca McCarthy, Parishville; his companion Nancy Avery and her family, Myrtle Beach and two brothers, Edward and Robert McCarthy as well as several nieces and nephews. Charlie was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife of 45 years, Nancy and two brothers, Royal Brothers and Richard McCarthy.
Born in Potsdam, NY on October 26, 1940 to the late Daniel C. and Marjorie Brothers McCarthy, Charlie graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Army, serving from 1958-1962. He married Nancy M. Doyle on November 30, 1963 and later passed on February 15, 2009. Charlie worked in construction most of his career, but was a multi-talented person. He completed his masonry apprentice and worked for several years as a bricklayer, he operated a small logging business as well as owned and operated McCarthy's Hotel and Liquor Store in South Colton for several years. He served as a Clerk of the Works for several construction companies, working projects such as the BOCES Southwest Tech, Parker Soper, SUNY Potsdam, the Town of Colton Streetscape Project and projects in Massena and Waddington as well. Charlie was elected as the Town Supervisor in 1976, serving two terms and nearly 20 years later, was elected as Highway Superintendent for the Town, serving 7 years at this position. In his free time, Charlie enjoyed traveling with his wife and loved playing the game of Golf. He was a member of the K of C and the AMVETS, Post #265. To Charlie, a stranger was just a friend he had not met yet. He was a very kind and compassionate man and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlie's memory can be made to the Friends of the Colton Library and memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of R. Charles McCarthy.