Paul Joseph McCarthy

April 1, 1944 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 77)


Paul Joseph McCarthy  


Paul McCarthy of Miramichi, NB, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.  He was 77 years of age.  Born in Miramichi on April 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Joseph V. McCarthy and Marie Fitzpatrick.

Paul served in the Royal Canadian Dragoons from 1961-1964, and was stationed in Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown, and Cypress.  He worked for General Motors for several years and opened a tavern in Shediac, NB, before starting his business McCarthy Sales in the Miramichi.  Paul was an Entrepreneur, a Businessman, and was very passionate about cars.  He was very proud of his daughters, and had a very special bond with his grandchildren.

Paul will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Lucille McCarthy (Gautreau); his daughters: Lisa Doucette (Paul) of Fredericton, NB, and Lynn Van Dalen (Rick) of Burlington, ON; sister, Karen Traer (Donny) of Miramichi; grandchildren:  Alyssa, Cole, and Kayley; as well as his cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Anne-Marie Brown; and brother, Danny McCarthy.

A visitation took place at Adams Funeral Home, 140 King St., Miramichi, on Thursday, August 12th, 2021, from 2-4 PM.  A funeral service was held at Adams Funeral Home Chapel immediately following the visitation on Thursday, August 12th at 4 PM, with Father John Keoughan as Celebrant. Music for the service was recorded music, and the songs were:  "Amazing Grace", and "The Dance" (Garth Brooks).  Grandchildren Alyssa and Cole Doucette presented a reflection on Paul's life. The first scripture reading was read by Marian Fitzpatrick, and the second scripture reading was read by Rick McCarthy. Prayers of the Faithful were by Rick McCarthy.    Interment was held in St. Michael’s Cemetery. 

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506)773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to




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