Daniel P. McCarthy, 65, formerly of Marlborough


Daniel P. McCarthyMalden – Daniel P. McCarthy, 65, of Malden, died Tuesday, January 3, 2022, at his home. He was the son of the late Robert F. and Mildred M. (Brennan) McCarthy.

He is survived by his sister, Jane Charles and her husband Calvin of Stow, his brothers, Robert F. McCarthy, Jr. and his wife Ann of Camden, S.C., and Kevin J. McCarthy and his wife Patricia of Northborough, MA.  He also leaves his beloved nieces and nephews, Courtney and Jonathan Charles, Jennifer Wenning, Kerry Gulyas, Michael, Matthew, and Mark McCarthy; grand nephews Cameron McCarthy and John Joseph Gulyas, Jr., and grand niece Lydia Wenning. He was predeceased by his amazing nephew Maxwell McCarthy. He also leaves his uncle, Bobby Brennan, and family friends, Joe Duca and Paul Polewacyk along with many cousins whose company he thoroughly enjoyed.

Danny was born on the Fourth of July in Marlborough. He attended his neighborhood school, the Hildreth School where he once missed class making a detour to the nearby Dairy Queen instead!  He graduated from Marlborough High School where he sang in a choral group and studied karate. He worked at Cushing State Hospital until its closing, took advantage of the state’s retraining, and earned a certificate from Mass Bay where he gave the graduation address. While at Cushing, he earned the reputation for delivering excellent and compassionate care to those entrusted to him, as he would want his family treated. He was elected to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees where he worked tirelessly for workers’ rights.

After graduation, Dan spent the rest of his career as a surgical tech at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He loved being in the OR and considered many of his colleagues as family. He made friends with everyone from the garage attendant to the nurses and surgeons he admired.

Danny was a devoted son spending a great deal of his free time with his mother after his father’s death. He enjoyed taking her on small adventures and even drove her to her granddaughter’s wedding during a hurricane!

Danny was an avid reader. He particularly enjoyed the tales of Old Hollywood, but loved both American and world history as well. He was very well read and could converse comfortably on any number of subjects including politics. He loved to bake for family and friends.  He loved the music of the 40’s and 50’s, particularly Patsy Cline and the Big Bands.  He had artistic talent, a great voice, and was quite the dancer in his youth.

During the past several months, he discovered the joy of walking. He loved his neighborhood and was friendly with seemingly everyone~ local mechanics, business owners, and neighbors. His outgoing personality endeared him to many, especially his aunts, uncles, and cousins. Although he did not own a dog, there was quite a mutual admiration between Uncle Danny and the family canines. They always bestowed on him a rousing welcome that was an event to behold!  Danny was quite the storyteller as was his beloved father. His family will miss his many stories often requested and repeated at holidays, gatherings, and during just any ordinary visit or phone call. Although his grand spirit will always be felt, we will miss him dearly~ his voice, his laughter, his big hugs, his pies and cookies, and his big heart.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752 Burial will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701

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