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Thomas McCarrick, 85, Mamaroneck Transit Manager

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Thomas Joseph McCarrick of Mamaroneck died July 5. He was 85.

The son of Patrick and Mariah McCarrick, he was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Cloonacool, County Sligo, Ireland, the fourth of 12 children. McCarrick emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 21 and soon began a career as a bus driver in New York City with the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority.

McCarrick worked his way up the ranks to become division chief of Manhattan and transit superintendent of the Bronx. He retired as a general manager. McCarrick served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

On Sept. 10, 1955, he married Kathleen Corcoran at St. Jerome's Church in the Bronx. They lived in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx until 1976, where they raised seven children.

McCarrick was active in church communities in both the Bronx and Mamaroneck. He was the first president of the Cardinal Spellman Retreat League, a member of the Holy Name Society and a regular attendee of nocturnal adoration.

One of his proudest accomplishments was raising funds for the Cardinal Spellman Retreat Home, for which he was awarded the Pope Pius XII Award on July 20, 1968. He also had a lifelong love of Irish music, regularly entertaining family and friends with the Irish flute.

McCarrick is survived by his wife, Kathleen; four sons, Thomas McCarrick and his fiancée, Michelle Retik, John (Dawn) McCarrick, James McCarrick and Matthew (Ariella) McCarrick; two daughters, Kathleen (Brendan) Weiden and Colette (Michael) Geary; four sisters, Agnes Lynch, Kathleen Lynch, Ceilia Kerin and Francie McGlinchey; and 13 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sons, Timothy and Peter McCarrick; a granddaughter, Leah; four brothers, John, Gerard, Martin and Patrick McCarrick; two sisters, Annie Rockewll and Mary "May" Gildea; and two nephews.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Most Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, 1000 Hutchinson River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10465.

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