Constance C. McCarthy, 78, homemaker and volunteer

October 17, 2003

Constance C. McCarthy, a homemaker and hospital volunteer, died Tuesday of severe anemia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Rodgers Forge resident was 78.

Born Constance Charlotte Watson in Long Island City, N.Y., she married Edward S. McCarthy in 1942. Her husband, a Baltimore police officer who had been assigned to the Central District, died in 1989.

Mrs. McCarthy was a volunteer at Harbor Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center, where she recently received a pin for 2,000 hours of service. She was also a blood donor for premature infants.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church, 56 Stevenson Lane, where she was a member.

Survivors include four sons, Edward McCarthy of Glen Rock, Pa., Dennis McCarthy of Pittsburgh, George McCarthy of Charlottesville, Va., and Richard McCarthy of Reisterstown; two brothers, George Watson of Queens, N.Y., and Harry Watson of Rodgers Forge; three sisters, Gwen Pearson, May Cortese and Mamie George, all of Queens; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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