James McCarthy Obituary: He Graduated From Notre Dame High School!

James F. McCarthy Jr.  On Feb. 12, 2023, James McCarthy, of West Haven, died on February 12, 2023. He was 72 years old. James McCarthy grew up in West Haven.

He was the son of the late James F. McCarthy and Alice Sullivan McCarthy. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1968 and went to Fordham University.

He worked as a firefighter in West Haven for 21 years before retiring as a lieutenant and moving to Las Vegas. In 2015, James moved back to West Haven to live with Ed and Marilyn McCarthy, his brother and sister-in-law.

He liked everything about sports, whether it had to do with Notre Dame, the New York Yankees, NCAA sports, or going to the Final Four. Most important was that he cared about and went to his nephews’ high school sports games.

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In addition to Ed and Marilyn, Jim leaves behind his niece Kerry (Joseph) Olivieri and their son Joseph Olivieri, as well as three nephews: Edward (Courtney) McCarthy, Jr., Timothy McCarthy, and James McCarthy.

On Friday, February 17, from 10 am to 12 pm, people will be able to pay their respects at the West Haven Funeral Home. There isn’t anything else. You can give money to the WHFD Historical Library instead of flowers.

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