Putnam – Kevin J. McCarthy, 70, of Lafayette St, died Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Shirley (Pelletier) Harvard McCarthy for 17 years and the late Michelle (Rondeau) McCarthy. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary (Hughes) McCarthy.
Kevin was a truck driver for Frito Lay for many years retiring in 2007. He had previously worked at Electric Boat. He was an avid model train enthusiast, loved the company of his dogs, restoring and tinkering with classic cars, was a passionate New England sports fan, especially the Red Sox, and enjoyed flying model airplanes with the local flyers club.
In addition to his wife Shirley, Kevin is survived by his stepson Brian Harvard and his wife Glori of Southbridge, MA; his step daughter Lisa Kuszewski and her husband Josh of Webster; his brother, Geoffrey McCarthy and his wife Julie of Portland, OR; his aunt Dorrie Bourget of New Hampshire and his two grandchildren, Andrew Harvard and Autumn Harvard as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews from around the globe.
Relative and friends are invited to visit with Kevin’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, with his funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Taftville. In lieu of flowers, Shirley asks for donations be made to local animal shelters in Kevin’s name. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.