Jack McCarthy – sunrise 11.25.41, sunset 7.29.18.
Jack was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport and later in life Lordship, Fort Myers, FL and St. Maarten. Jack was the senior class president of the first class to graduate from Notre Dame High School. Jack graduated from Seton Hall and then served in the US Army from 1967-1968 as a 2nd Lieutenant in south East Asia. After his military service Jack obtained his Masters from USC and later in life obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Southern University.
Jack was an avid sailor, member of Fayerweather and Milford Yack Clubs and the Gaelic American Club.
Jack was a Justice of the Peace and enjoyed joining people for life.
Jack was a dedicated public servant, Administrator of Humane Affairs and Health of Social Services for the City of Bridgeport. An official in the establishment of the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority, with later became the Bridgeport Regional Trash to Energy Burn Plant.
Jack dedicated decades of his life to community service, including Chairman of the Board of Bridgeport’s Police Activity League (PAL).
As a lifelong devote Catholica and a member of St Ann’s Church, Our Lady of Peace, St. Columkile and Our Lady of the Sea.
Jack was a devoted son, fiancée, godfather, favorite “uncle” and friend to all those who knew him. Jack was pre-deceased by his parents – the Irish Queen Flossie and Irish King John McCarthy.
Jack is survived by his fiancée Linda Bogos, cousins Roberta and Jeff Yegidis of Lake Hopatcong New Jersey and Fort Myers, FL, their son and godson Michael Jones of Milford, CT, “nieces” Betsy Goldemen of Washington, DC and Emily Wells of Houston, Texas.
Calling hours will be at Larson’s Funeral Home in Bridgeport, on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 4:00 PM till 8:00, with a funeral mass at Lady of Peace Church in Stratford, at 10:30 am, with internment immediately following at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Bridgeport, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Peace, Sanctuary Fund.