Enjoyed reading and telling colorful stories of her life

CONWAY, N.H. — Christine Mary McCarthy (O’Keefe) was blessed with a long life. She enjoyed reading, traveling and telling colorful stories of her life. She lived to the ripe old age of 95, almost reaching her 96 birthday. She was a lifelong New Englander and enjoyed cheering for all the Boston sports teams. She was born and raised in the Point of Pines, Revere and lived there until 1960. She moved to Wakefield where she raised her four children. Over the years she was a voracious reader and enjoyed golf and many bridge games at Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham. Christine spent her final years living in Conway, N.H. with her youngest son, Rob and his wife, Tracy.

Christine was born on January 2, 1926. She is the second child and only daughter of Christine Mary (Cogan) and Robert Rice O’Keefe. She had four brothers, Robert, Joseph, Edward, and John (Jack), all deceased, who she fondly referred to as “the boys.” She graduated from Revere HS and Katherine Gibbs School. She was a proud member of the WAVES (Women’s Auxiliary Naval Reserve) during World War II. She met her husband, Edward (Charlie) B. McCarthy while both were working for HM Stevens at Fenway Park in Boston. They were married on January 17, 1953 at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Point of Pines, Revere. She is survived by four children: Edward of Marlton, NJ; Christine of Pasadena, CA; Claire of Washington, DC; and Robert of Conway, NH. Her husband predeceased her in June 1979 from a stroke. She also leaves eight loving grandchildren: Lauren and Caroline McCarthy, Daniel and Kelsey McCormick, Bonnie and Hailey McKelvie, and Christopher and Torrin McCarthy.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 2 at St Patrick’s Cemetery, 120 Elm St., Stoneham, followed by a reception at Bear Hill Golf Club, 2 North St., Stoneham.