Theresa M. (Carr) McCarthy Print E-mail

Theresa M. (Carr) McCarthy

A devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother

It is with much sadness that the family of Teresa M. (Carr) McCarthy announces her passing on March 31, 2024, at D’Youville Senior Care.

Teresa was a lifelong resident of Lowell, Massachusetts. She and her husband built a home in the Christian Hill section of Centralville where they raised their family, and she spent the majority of her life.

She was born to her parents, the late Mary (Bue) Carr and the late Stanley (Karczewski) Carr. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. McCarthy (Lowell Police Captain). She was also predeceased by her son, Dennis M. McCarthy (Lowell Postal Carrier), her son-in-law, Normand R. D’Amour (Attorney in Lowell) and her brother, Albert J. Carr (Lowell Police Lieutenant).

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Karen McCarthy D’Amour, Karen’s partner Alan Brown, Teresa’s grandson Brian M. McCarthy and his wife Jessica, two great grandchildren, Heather and Shawn and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Murphy McCarthy. She is also survived by her loving niece, Kathleen Duffy, who visited her weekly in the last few years of her life and brought her much joy.

Teresa attended the Immaculate Conception School, graduated from Lowell High School and attended Lowell Commercial College where she graduated at the top of her class. She worked in a variety of office positions until marrying her husband Paul in October 1947 on the “Sweetest Day of the Year.”

The consummate home maker, Teresa loved to be home cooking and gardening and taking care of her family. She was a loyal friend and would reminisce about her experiences with her two dear friends who had predeceased her, Marie and Phyllis. She was a quiet woman who enjoyed her own company. She was intelligent, strong-willed, had an interest in nutrition and health and liked to study medications and their health effects and interactions. She possessed great common sense and often wished she had made the effort to write a newspaper column on the subject. Later in life Teresa enjoyed Saturdays with her daughter, going out to lunch and shopping.

Friends may call on Monday April 8, 2024, at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 9:30-10:30 am.

There will be a Mass in her honor at St. Michael’s Church in Lowell following the wake at 11am.

Burial service will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to: AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley), 280 Merrimack Street, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843-1787, Attn: Development Office.

OR St Jude Children’s Research Hospital – online memorial.

Arrangements by Funeral Director James O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

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