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James M.

  • VISITATION: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 9:30-10:30am, Heritage Funeral Homes (6615 W. Oklahoma Ave.)
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11am, St. Gregory the Great Church (3160 S. 63rd St.)


James M. McCarthy

McCarthy, James Milton passed to Eternal Life at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at age 88. Preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Janet (Nee Heinrich) McCarthy. Beloved son of the late John “Mac” McCarthy and the late Leona (Nee Kappes) McCarthy.

Loving Father of Sharon (Don Meier) McCarthy, Susan (Bryan) Pawlak and Karen McCarthy. Grandfather of Justin Pawlak and Samantha (Scott) Zimny and Great-grandfather of Colton Zimny.

James is the second of surviving brothers Fr. John McCarthy of the Jesuit Community in St. Louis, Missouri and Edward (Joan) McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, and preceded in death by his brother Paul (Janice Schleder) McCarthy. Further survived by multiple nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 9:30-10:30AM at the FUNERAL HOME followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH (3160 S. 63rd St.). Burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa on April 25, 1932, James served in the U.S. Army as Private First Class (sharpshooter) from July 1953 to June 1955. Following in the footsteps of his father, James was a Printer by trade. He worked at the Milwaukee Journal newspaper for 40+ years, garnering a plaque noting his perfect attendance. After retiring, James was able to spend more time with his family, particularly his beloved grandchildren (and great-grandson!), and pursue his many interests: especially golfing; collecting guns, attending Milwaukee’s summer festivals; reading the Journal Sentinel daily (religiously checking the latest stock market prices) over his morning coffee at McDonald’s; and enjoying the sweet sounds produced by his classic Bose 901 speakers while sipping an evening cocktail (or maybe even two) in his comfy downstairs man cave.

Jim led a full, happy life. His family and friends will miss him dearly.


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