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Margaret "Peggy" McCarthy

November 21, 1924 - March 24, 2017

Peggy McCarthy, 92, of Portland, Oregon, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017.


Mass will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1623 NW 19th Ave, Portland, 97209 at 11:30 am on Thursday, March 30th. Burial will follow at the Willamette National Cemetery, at 11800 Mt. Scott Blvd Portland,  97086.


Peggy was born to Jimmy and Katie Ward on November 21, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Joe McCarthy in 1945 and had 4 children.


Her beloved Joe, son Jimmy sister Dolores Taylor and niece Patricia predeceased her.


She worked for 25 years for a Wall Street brokerage firm.  After retirement in 1989, she moved to Oregon to be near her children and grandchildren.


She lived downtown Portland and was a parishioner of St Michael the Archangel Church, where she worked in the office as a volunteer for many years.


Peggy is survived by daughter Regina, her partner Beth, son Joseph, wife Debbie and son Kevin, wife Kathy.


She has 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 5 nieces and nephews and many, many friends.


Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Donate by phone, 866-232-8484


The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Maryville Nursing Home, HKC Unit, for their support over this last year taking such wonderful care of Peggy.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 11:30 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1623 NW 19th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 02:00 pm

Willamette National Cemetery


11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97086

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