Irene J. McCarthy


Irene J. McCarthy, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born October 7, 1939 in Bethel Park, PA, a daughter of the late William and Josephine Giehll.  Prior to her retirement, Irene was employed with K-mart, North Versailles.  She was an avid gardener, enjoyed working in and around her home, cooking, and loved her dog, Rocky.  Irene was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James McCarthy; son, Jimmy McCarthy; brother, William Giehll; and sister, Denise Robson.  She is survived by her son, Patrick McCarthy; daughter, Dana Olson and her husband, Daniel; sister, Cheryl Rosner and her husband, Richard; 4 grandchildren, Daniel, Stephanie, Jessica and Naomi.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Monday from 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven.

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You'll always be in my heart mima. Its so hard to do this without you. I love you so much.

 Posted April 18, 2017 - 8:39am
Warren McCarthy Sr

Sorry to hear about Aunt Irene.
Love Warren & Norma McCarthy

 Posted April 17, 2017 - 7:37pm
Mindy messenger

My name is Mindy and I'm friends with Stepfanie, I'm so sorry for your loss prayers and hugs for your whole family

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 5:33pm

Thank you Mindy

 Posted April 18, 2017 - 8:40am
Josh Presutti

Gramma Irene was an amazingly soft, kind, and generous loving woman. She made me feel part of the family and always relished in an opportunity to pamper her great grandkids DJ and Noami. She will be missed. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

 Posted April 14, 2017 - 11:46am

My heart is broken forever

 Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:23am


 Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:22am

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