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Veronica McCarthy 1914-2008

Dec 31, 2008

Funeral services for Veronica C. McCarthy were held Dec. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pomeroy, with burial in Pomeroy Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Richard Ries officiated with Fr. Larry Burns present on the altar.

Veronica Catherine Burns was born near Emmetsburg Dec. 9, 1914, the daughter of Tom and Margaret (Murphy) Burns. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1932. On Dec. 26, 1938, she was married to Francis McCarty in Emmetsburg. The lived in Graettinger five years then moved to Pomeroy where they had a grocery store and later an antique business.

Survivors included six children: Tom (Ruthann) McCarty, Naples, FL; Dan (Mari) McCarty, Madison, WI; Jim (Patricia) McCarty, Agoura Hills, CA; John (Jane) McCarty, Western Springs, IL; Mary (Jim) Moench of Fort Dodge and Pat (Barb) McCarty of Ankeny; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Burns of Emmetsburg and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Andrew, her husband and sisters, Elizabeth Bormann, Mary Kuebrich and Helen Forbes.