Barbara Ann (Brogan) McCarthy August 4, 1940 - September 3, 2023
Barbara Ann (Brogan) McCarthy, 83, of Orefield, PA went home to our Lord on Sunday, September 3, 2023. She was born in Queens, NY, the daughter of James Brogan and Elsie Smith. For over 60 years she was the loving wife of Thomas McCarthy, Sr. who died this past year on September 16, 2022.
Barbara worked for Air Products and Chemicals for more than 30 years. She retired from the International Law Division as an Executive Legal Assistant. Prior to that, she worked for Wally Webster Law as a legal secretary. Barb graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in New York City and later attended Claremont Secretarial School.
Barbara’s love was immeasurable. She will always be remembered for her warmth and her selflessness. She had the most amazing recipes (lemon meringue pie and her chocolate chip cookies were family favorites!) that will be shared for years to come by her children and close friends. Barbara valued time with family and friends more than anything, she looked forward to the annual end of summer trip to Kentucky and Ohio, accompanied by her sister Betty (and usually a couple grandchildren) to visit her cousins, who were like sisters to her.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Tom Jr. (Shelly) of Audubon, PA, Jim of Hellertown, Kerrie Armbruster (Mark Happel) of Allentown, Suzie (Mike Vilcheck) of Slatington, Justin (Heather) of Mechanicsburg, PA, grandchildren: Kyle, Jessica (Zach), Kiersten (Nick), Jacqueline, Ryan, Patrick and Christian (Nicole), Autumn, Luke and Zoe; great-grandchildren: Kaedyn, Logan, Avery and Lily; sisters-in-law: Cathy Kammerer and Patti Taibe (Art); brother-in-law: Al Pruss; and numerous nieces and nephews extending several generations. She was predeceased by her loving sisters: Betty McGrath and Eleanor Pruss with whom she shared a very strong bond.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 11th at St. Joseph The Worker RC Church, 1879 Applewood Dr. Orefield, PA. Friends and family may call from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday and 8:45 – 9:45 A.M. Monday in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Rd. Allentown. Interment will be private in the Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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