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McCarthy, Thomas F. January 3, 1935 - December 5, 2018

On Wednesday, December 5, Thomas F.  McCarthy, Esq. loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Tom was born on January 3, 1935 to Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. McCarthy of Bronx, NY.  Tom graduated from Manhattan Prep, Villanova and Fordham Law School.  He was a member of the US Army Reserves.

Tom practiced law until his death. He specialized in civil litigation, and possessed both passion and acumen for his clients, Tom served as counsel for the FDNY Emerald Society for many years. He additionally represented firefighters who were injured or died in the line of duty.

Known to his family as Pop, he is survived by his wife, Gail, three children, Tom, Sue and George and their spouses (Kelly, Erik and Nicole), nine grandchildren: Lindsay, TJ, Jack, McCarthy, Annabel, Maeve, Norah, Georgie and Fiona.  Pop was also loved dearly by his many nieces and nephews, and he remained close with his siblings Mimi, Carol and Jim, throughout his life.

A wake will be held on Sunday, December 9 from 2-6 pm at McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville. A Funeral Mass will follow on Monday, December 10 at 10:45 am at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Tom was a fighter from the moment he entered the world as a three-pound premature baby unlikely to live, to the second he departed it.

Calling Hours: 2 to 6 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018

Mass: 10:45 am, Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

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    Christine and Frank Ironside says

    We are so sorry for your loss. I still can remember Tom walking home across the bridge and your son running to meet him halfway. It was so poignant. Indeed, a lovely memory.
    Christine Ironside

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    Cecilia Clarke says

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Although it is many, many years since I babysat for you, I have such fond memories of you all. I was always so happy to run into Tom and Gail on visits to my family and I have continued to receive updates on everyone from my father. Tom will be sorely missed by him.

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    Elena and Sergio says

    Dearest friend, words cannot express our heartfelt sorrow, you will be dearly missed. With your passing, our neighborhood has lost one of the nicest person. May God bless you Tom.

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    John K. Whelan says

    I have nothing but the fondest of memories of Tom, who I used to see and chat with most days as he returned from the office. He was a wonderful person.

    My heartfelt sympathy to Gail and the kids.