Elaine McCarthy - March 03, 2011Elaine Mary (Rossi) McCarthy, 81, of York, died Thursday, March 3, 2011 in York.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York. Burial will be at 3 p.m. that afternoon at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Visitation will be at Metz Mortuary in York from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The family will greet friends at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening, followed by a Rosary service at 7 p.m.
Elaine was born Oct. 30, 1929 in Denver, Colo. to Michael and Mary (Capra) Rossi. She was baptized and attended grade and high school at Assumption Catholic Church in Welby, Colo. She graduated from Loreto Heights College in 1951.
She married Joseph McCarthy on Aug. 18, 1956. To this union were born daughter, Sharon M. and son, Patrick F.
She came to York in 1954 to serve as home representative for the gas company. She was a long time home economics teacher in the Benedict, Bradshaw and York high schools. She was past president of the York Education Association and a member of A.D.K. Teacher Sorority, Home Ec Club, St. Joseph’s Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America where she served twice as district deputy.
Survivors include her husband, Joe of York; daughter, Sharon of Pittsburgh, Penn.; son, Patrick (Renae) of Aurora; brothers, Vincent (Mary), Joseph (Barbara) and Alfred (Connie) Rossi of Denver, Colo.; sister, Veronica (Chuck) Mitchell of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley McCarthy of Eau Claire, Wisc., Sean McCarthy of Ames, Iowa, Kyle McCarthy of Aurora, Brendan and Rory McCarthy of Pittsburgh, Penn.; sisters-in-law, Lucille (Don) Spielman, Mary Jane (John) Broderick, Peggy (Tom) Haun, Connie Dugan; and brother-in-law,James McCarthy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Margaret Rossi; nephews, David Rossi, James Spielman and Daniel Bevelheimere.
Memorials are directed to Walk for Life, York or St. Joseph’s School. Condolences may be left for the familiy at www.metzmortuary.com.