Rae Ann McCarthy

December 4, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  ó  Rae Ann McCarthy ,74, of 26989 State Route 3, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and her family.

Born Aug. 18, 1938, in Mannsville, a daughter of Claude E. and Verna R. Sayler Baker, she graduated in 1956 from Oswego High School. 

She married William J. McCarthy on May 4, 1957, at St. Paulís Church in Oswego with Reverend Murphy officiating.

Mrs. McCarthy was a teaching assistant in the Watertown School District before becoming a customer service representative for local insurance agencies. 

She was employed with Howland LaClair, Jones and Doldo and the McEvoy agencies.

She was a communicant of St. Paulís Church in Black River, volunteered for the Samaritan Medical Center Gift Shop and enjoyed arts and crafts.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons and their wives; Dennis and Julie, Marion, NY, Douglas and Kelly, Ogdensburg and Sean and Tracy, Gouverneur, a brother Terry Baker, Eagle River, Wisconsin, four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home followed by a funeral service with Rev. Leon Schilling officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown or to the Black River Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Squad, PO Box 314, Black River, NY 13612. 

Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.

Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.