Frederick J. McCarthy, 86, formerly of Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY ––  Frederick J. McCarthy, 86, Venice, FL formerly of Watertown and Alexandria Bay, NY, died Wednesday, April 29, 2021. at Sarasota Memorial Hospital from Covid complications.

A memorial Mass will be said 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at St. Cyril’s in Alexandria Bay, NY.

Fred was born Sept. 29, 1934, in NYC. He grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y. with parents Katherine and Francis McCarthy.

Fred met his life-time love Diane J. (Lifieri) Corp during their senior year at SUNY Plattsburgh. Fred and Diane were married on Nov. 24, 1955, at Holy Family Church in Watertown, NY.

Fred earned his PhD in education at Indiana University before returning to SUNY Plattsburgh as the director of admissions.

A 40 -year career educator and administrator, Fred worked at SUNY Oneonta, was Dean of Students at Jefferson Community College and retired from SUNY Potsdam as an Adjunct Professor in 1995.

Shortly thereafter, Fred and Diane moved to FL and enjoyed 11 years of hobbies, travel, and volunteering at the Italian-American Club of Venice together before Fred lost Diane to Alzheimer’s. Fred was an avid photographer and computer aficionado and enjoyed spending time with his many friends and traveling the globe with family and friends. Oh, let’s not forget the daily 5-mile bike rides that kept Fred active and young at heart. Fred was very social and was happiest when on the go!

In 2015, Fred was blessed to meet and marry Cornelia. They’ve enjoyed cruising, dining out, singing karaoke and spending time with their many friends. It’s not often one gets a second chance at love, but Fred was thrilled to find Neale.

Fred is survived by his wife Neale, daughter Patti (Winniczuk) son-in-law Paul; sons Michael (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Scott (Watertown, N.Y.) Grand-daughters Katherine and Nastasha, Grandsons Shea and Sean and Great-Grandson Lakoda McCarthy.