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Lois J. (Arens) McCarthy
January 26, 1926 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Lois J. McCarthy, 97, of Liberty Twp., passed away on Thursday May 25, 2023, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren, Ohio. Lois was born January 26, 1926, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Theresa (Raub) Arens. She was a member of St. Rose Church and the Girard Senior Citizens. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gardening, playing golf, bowling, painting, and playing cards. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Janie (David) Nist, Thomas (Doreen) McCarthy, Michael (Carol) McCarthy, Rick (Cindy) McCarthy, Kathy (Steve) Sepesy, Mary Jo (Bill) Ciccotelli, John (Sue) McCarthy, Kevin (Andrea) McCarthy, Frank (Lisa) McCarthy, and Theresa (Karl) Hamilton; brother, Walter (Bud) Arens Jr.; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Thomas F. McCarthy, who she married June 15, 1946, and had many wonderful years with him until his passing on April 15, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her son Mark McCarthy; granddaughter, Shannon Sepesy; sisters Audrey DeFelice and Natalie Nagy; and brother Jack Arens.
Lois spent time volunteering for Hospice of Mahoning Valley and in the nursery at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She was also in the Altar and Rosary Society and a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Rose Church for many years.
Her family would like to thank the sisters and staff at Antonine Village which she called home for the last four years, and Gillette Nursing Home and Traditions Hospice Care for their wonderful care during the past month of her life.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 1st, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on the same day at 12:00 PM at St. Rose Church. Then Lois will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery next to her husband Tom.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to: Antonine Village, 2675 N. Lipkey Rd., North Jackson, Ohio 44451. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.