McCarthy, Mary Helen, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on November 23, 2010 in Saginaw, Michigan. Age 76 years. Mary was born in 1933 in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to Edward and Mary (Hogue) McCarthy. She also lived as a child in Corning, New York, and in Ashtabula, Ohio, where she graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1951. Mary subsequently got her degree in mathematics from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. She taught math for many years in the public school systems of Niagara Falls, New York and Saginaw, Michigan. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, William McCarthy. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (John) Baron, brothers: Robert (Gloria) McCarthy and Thomas (Mary) McCarthy, and by her sister-in-law, Laura Lee McCarthy, as well as by many nieces and nephews and cousins and their families. Thanks go to her friend Ruth Samra and to Ruth’s family, to Ernie Balcueva, M.D. and Kishan Kella, M.D., to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, to Hospice Advantage and Tendercare, and to Helping Hand and the staff at Swanhaven Manor, Saginaw, where Mary lived contentedly in recent years. A memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State).