John Francis McCarthy

September 11, 1945 - December 28, 2022


Obituary For John Francis McCarthy

John Francis McCarthy, 77, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. He was born in Washington DC, on September 11, 1945, son of the late Frank and Helene McCarthy.

John went to school at St. John’s Military Academy in Washington DC and after graduating attended Montgomery College and served in the United States Marine Corp. reserves. He worked his entire 35 year career at Marriott headquartered in Bethesda, MD before retiring in 2006.

John married Joyce Townsend on January 9, 1970. They would have celebrated their 53 wedding anniversary this year. John and Joyce had a very loving and respectful marriage. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Some of their most cherished memories are from friendships made while living on Rolling Green Way.

In 2006 John and Joyce moved from Maryland to Raleigh, NC to be closer to their daughter, twin granddaughters and son in law. John enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time at the beach.
He enjoyed spending time with family and watching his granddaughters play softball and volleyball.

John was preceded in death by his parents and sister Margaret

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his spouse, Joyce, daughter Erin Gill; granddaughters Katelyn and Caroline Gill, son in law Mike Gill, and devoted family and friends.

An open house celebration of life will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:00 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh , NC 27615.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John to The Luv u Project The family is especially grateful for their friends and family that have reached out to offer their condolences and support.


19 Jan

A Gathering of Friends and Family

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 01/24/2023

    Dear Joyce, Erin and family Bob and I are heartbroken to hear this news. I love the picture you chose! We will write more later and will be thinking of you on Thursday. Katie and Bob Jones

  • 01/07/2023

    To all that knew and loved John, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending good vibes and prayers for comfort and peace Joyce, Erin, Mike, Katelyn and Caroline! Love you guys!

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