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Nora McCarthy

March 18, 1960 — May 7, 2015

Nora McCarthy

Nora Driscoll McCarthy, 55 of Brunswick Road passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John L. Driscoll and Helen Maloney Driscoll and beloved wife of James A. McCarthy of Troy.

Raised and educated in Troy, she was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names, Baypath College and Hudson Valley Community College. Nora was head teller for several banks including Bank of America, Fleet, North Star and 1st Bank of Albany. Nora was a vibrant woman whose joy in living overflowed into all her actions. She infused warmth and love into every endeavor with an amazing sense of fun. Nora was an avid golfer. She was a member of the Country Club of Troy for 20 years and enjoyed playing with the girls on Thursday mornings. She enjoyed knitting all kinds of blankets for friends and donating many to local hospitals. She was an avid reader and enjoyed a good crossword puzzle.

Survivors in addition to her husband James, include her three children, Deidre B. McCarthy of Troy, James A. McCarthy, III of NYC, Jacqueline M. McCarthy of Troy, her two brothers John Driscoll (Anne) of Troy, Thomas Driscoll (Lyle) of Cazenovia, brothers and sisters in law Dennis McCarthy (Libby) of Brunswick, Elizabeth Rasmussen (John) of Demark, longtime friend Michele O'Hare of Slingerlands and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:15 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Visitation Details

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Service Details

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 10:00am, St. Ambrose Church

Interment Details

St. Peter's Cemetery

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