Joanne McCarthy

Joanne M McCarthy

Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Joanne M. (Yanoolis) McCarthy of Bluffton, SC, died unexpectedly in her home on Sunday, February 28,2021 at the age of 79.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Agnes Yanoolis; she was born and raised in South Boston, MA. She moved to Medfield, MA shortly after marrying the late Richard E. McCarthy, where they raised their three children. When her daughter Karen move to Bluffton, SC, Joanne decided to leave the cold winters behind and go as well. Joanne cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.
She was an active member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Medfield, where she was a Eucharistic minister for many years, and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Bluffton. She was a generous person, with both her time and money, and contributed to many charitable organizations. An avid Red Sox fan, Joanne looked forward to Opening Day when she could start watching her beloved Red Sox play!
She is survived by her three children, Paul McCarthy of CO, Karen Balerna and her husband Gene of SC, and Robert McCarthy and Effie Paine of TX, her beloved grandchildren, Scott, Craig, Courtney, Timothy, Kennedy and Cristian, and her siblings Charles Yanoolis, Agnes Hutchings, and Patricia Davidson. She is predeceased by her brother, John Yanoolis and sister, Mary Ann Maio.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of Joanne’s Life at Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Medfield, MA on Thursday March 11, 2021 at 11:30AM. Interment will follow at the Vine Lakes Cemetery in Medfield. Visiting hours will be held at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home,15 Miller St, Medfield on Thursday March 11 from 9:30-11:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name.
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    Vine Lake Cemetery
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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Mike Scribner

Posted at 03:43pm
To the entire McCarthy family, my most heartfelt condolences to you all. I used to service their vehicles when I had my shop in Medfield back in the 70's & 80's, they were wonderful folks to deal with! I even sold them many used cars for their & the children's use, always very fair to deal with! Two of my most favorite customers, although I hadn't seen either one of them for many years, I will always cherish the memories we had! RIP Joanne & Dick!

Patricia Davidson

Posted at 11:01am
Take comfort in all the wonderful loving memories we have.

I will miss the phone calls from Bluffton when we would catch up on all the family happenings.

Rest in peace big sister!

Pat & Jim

Auntie Deb & Uncle John

Posted at 11:07pm
My sister was a kind, loving and a compassionate person... her smiling face & the many memories from our childhood & as adults will remain. Joanne's family was the center of her life... she loved her children, Paul, Karen, Robert and her grandchildren... , they were the center of her life💞💞💞 I am so saddened that she has passed away but truly know that she will live on through the many happy memories, we have shared and will forever be in our hearts... She was a beloved Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Wife and her most cherished title of "Mom" and "Mimi"... Rest in Peace Joanne , Forever in our Hearts...Always
your little Sis Debbie & John 🙏🙏

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