Norman D. McCarthy, Jr., a resident of Cranston and formerly longtime of East Providence passed away on the morning January 22, 2021 at his home following a heroic 20-year battle with cancer. Mr. McCarthy was 77 years old. He was the devoted husband of Anita McCarthy of Cranston and the father of 4 daughters and 6 sons, including the late Kenneth McCarthy. Norman is survived by many grandchildren and several great grandchildren, whom he was so proud of. He is also survived by his sisters Betty-Anne Silva and Sandra Tavares and he is reunited with his brother the late Donald McCarthy.
Mr. McCarthy was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on February 27, 1943 to his parents the late Norman D. McCarthy, Sr. and Bessie Spencer. He was raised and educated in East Providence, going on to graduate from East Providence High School. Norman was dedicated to the transportation profession, as he worked as a cab driver and later as a bus driver in Providence. Following his official retirement, Mr. McCarthy stayed active in the transportation business, most recently working for R.I.P.T.A.
Family was most important to Mr. McCarthy, his greatest joy was his grandchildren and he loved taking them on vacations. Norman also enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas. Another passion that Norman had was golf and any chance he had he took advantage and played a round. His spirit couldn’t be conquered, along with his 20-year battle with cancer, Mr. McCarthy recently fought through a bout with Covid-19. Norman’s tenacity and work ethic will be respected and missed by all of who had the pleasure of him touching their lives.
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