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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Hazel McCarthy

Hazel G. (Munsen) McCarthy

Friday, December 20th, 1929 - Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Obituary

Hazel G. (Munsen) McCarthy, 91, long time Auburn resident, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 at Life Care Center of Auburn.

She was the devoted wife of the late John L. McCarthy, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2007. Haze was the beloved mother of her five sons: John McCarthy and his wife Jean, of Auburn; Robert McCarthy and his wife Sharron, of Bedford, NH; Kevin McCarthy and his wife Nancy, of Litchfield, NH; Timothy and his wife Beth, of Central Square, NY; and Nick and his wife Maryann, of Matthews NC. She was the doting grandmother of Daniel, Diancy, Thomas, Ali, Maggie, Laurel, Ryan, Erin, Jack, Kendall, Lana, Melody, Michael, Mia, and her great grandchildren – Josh and Kylinn. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Sampson Munsen (Norway) and Mary E. (Thibodeau) (Nova Scotia).

Born and raised in Melrose, she and John married in Wakefield in 1953 and moved to Auburn, MA in 1963. There she relished her role as a wife and Mother, keeping an immaculate house, preparing wholesome meals, all the while supporting John’s bourgeoning business. Her holiday dinners were legendary, freshly made everything, flawlessly presented for 20 or 40 people without a hitch and everyone was always welcome to eat or to join her for a cup of tea. Her home was always beautifully decorated for the holidays and in the summer her red geraniums always graced the deck.

In addition to her immediate family, she prized time (which there was never enough of) with her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. To all of those, she was a valued advisor and cherished friend.

Hazel took great pride in serving her family in every possible manner, always with a smile.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/manh).

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the McCarthy family between 9:30 and 10:30 AM on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. Her funeral Mass will then be celebrated at 11 AM at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Masks and social distancing measures will be required at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    Address
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    North American Martyrs Church
    Address
    8 Wyoma Drive
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Notes
    Masks and social distancing measures will be required at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
    Officiant
    Rev. Frederick Fraini
  • Interment

    Location
    Hillside Cemetery of Auburn
    Address
    65 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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Marie A Brissette

Posted at 04:50pm
To the McCarthy family my sincere condolences goes out to all in the loss of a beautiful lady! There was not a day that your Mom and Dad did not stop in A Mark Ltd to have their coffee etc. before going to work. Miss those days great people always had a smile. ❤️❤️
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Nadia Suber

Posted at 12:21pm
To Nick (my Manager and Nucor family) and the entire McCarthy family: you have my condolences on the loss of your loved one. I'm praying for strength and peace. I hope the beautiful memories mentioned in the obituary fill the coming days with comfort. It sounds like she was a wonderful wife and mother living and loving life to the fullest. I know nothing can fill the void of losing your mother but please know that God will keep you all in perfect peace. Continue to lean on each other and love each other: take care. Rest in Peace Mrs. Hazel
Sincerely, Nadia Suber
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Patricia Daly

Posted at 11:43am
I’ll always cherish memories of spending school vacations with my dear Aunt Hazel, Uncle John and the boys in Auburn. Our many phone calls filled with laughs, good talks and Nana Munsen stories will always stay with me. I’ll miss her warmth and ready smile always. Rest peacefully Hazel with your beloved John.💗
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Gary

Posted at 03:11pm
I was blessed to have Aunt Hazel as my Godmother. Whenever I spent time with her, whether as a young boy in Melrose or a teenager in Auburn, she always treated me as one of her sons. Her spirit, generosity, and bright smile made everyone feel better and welcomed in her home.
Rest In Peace. Your memory will always be a blessing to me.
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