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Theresa M. McCarthy

Obituary for Theresa M. McCarthy

May 31, 1935 - June 15, 2019
| Age 84


It is with heavy hearts and yet great relief that we announce the passing of Theresa M. McCarthy on June 15, at 84 years young. Born on May 31, 1935 in Plymouth Meeting, Theresa was the daughter of Harry and Mary Alice Hoy (nee Leforte) and sister to Francis, Mary Alice, Regina, Joseph, Catherine, Agnes, Lawrence, Edward, Rose, and Robert.

Upon graduating St. Mathew's High School, Theresa went on to work at the Reading Rail Road where she met her future husband, the late Thomas J. McCarthy Jr. She was the devoted mother to Patricia Beach (Kevin), Brian McCarthy (Maryann) and Maureen McCarthy, cherished grandmother of Kevin Jr., Caitlin and Lauren. Additionally, Theresa was lucky enough to be "adopted" by her neighbors, the Helm family. Anchored by Richard & Mary, their children Steven, Richie, Marykay, Maureen, Danny Boy, & Jimmy all embraced "Lala" as their own.

Theresa was an avid sports fan. Among her favorites were the Eagles, Phillies, Villanova basketball and The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. She traveled extensively with groups that included both friends and family. Her hobbies included weekly card games, the theater, casinos and time spent at the shore.

She was extremely outgoing with a feisty personality that allowed her to make many new friends after a brief encounter. In short, wether your were a new friend or old, sister or aunt, mother or grandmother, she was certainly a character, and one that will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Theresa's Life Celebration on Friday June 21, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11 am followed by a Memorial Service at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's memory can be made to American Cancer Society at

To share your fondest memories of Theresa, please visit, 610-277-7000.

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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