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Rosemary McCarthy

Rosemary McCarthy, age 94, of Upper Sandusky, and formerly of Laguna Woods, Calif., passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 8:05 a.m. at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.
Rosemary was born on June 30, 1924, in Pitt Township, Wyandot County, to Frederick I. and Stella Claire (Rall) McCarthy.
She is survived by two brothers, Charles (Sharon) McCarthy of Upper Sandusky; and Thomas (Jo) McCarthy of St. Mary’s; and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Rebecca Kinn; and a brother, Edgar McCarthy.
Rosemary graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1942 and went on to the Cadet Nursing Program with the Toledo Mercy Hospital, graduating as a registered nurse in 1948. She went on to further her education from St. Mary’s of the Spring in Columbus, with a bachelor of science in nursing education.
She went on to teach at St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima, then moved to Los Angeles where she furthered her career as a nurse with the Los Angeles School System, retiring after 35 years.
Rosemary was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the former St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Upper Sandusky, and attended St. Peter’s Catholic School up to eighth grade.
For hobbies, Rosemary enjoyed painting in oils and watercolors and had a passion for travel. During her summers off from school, she and her sister Rebecca traveled to many places throughout the world.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at St. Peter’s Catholic cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Wintersteller officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s School or a charity of the donor’s choice and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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