Published in the December 5, 2016 edition.

GloriaMcCarthyobit-webGARDNER — Gloria Lydia McCarthy, 93, of Melrose and formerly of Gardner, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn.

Mrs. McCarthy was born Jan. 30, 1923 in Leominster. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Minnie (Geroud) Richard.

She grew up in Leominster and graduated from St. Bernard Central Catholic High School.

During the war she was employed at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut.

She is survived by three daughters Maureen Labriola and her husband Chris of Wakefield, Nancy J. Pappas and her husband Christos of Townsend, Sheilagh J. Senior and her husband Kevin of Wakefield, and three sons Patrick J. McCarthy and his wife Josie of Vancouver, Daniel B. McCarthy and his wife Valerie of St. Petersburg, Fla., Barry A. McCarthy of Melrose; one sister Jeanne Harris and her husband Richard of Leominster; 12 grandchildren Richard McCarthy, Brian McCarthy, Gill McCarthy, Christopher Labriola, Annie Labriola, Brett Labriola, Tassos Pappas, William Pappas, Victoria Pappas, Nicole Senior, Natalie Senior and Charlie Senior, and five great-granddaughters.

She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years: Eugene T. McCarthy in 1994; by two sons: Michael T. McCarthy and James R. McCarthy; by two brothers: Armand Richard and Dell Richard, and one sister, Blanche Boyden.

The funeral was held at noon on Monday, Dec. 5 at Lamoureux-Fletcher Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Calling hours were Monday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Funeral directions are under the direction of Lamoureux-Fletcher Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner.

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