Mary “Shirley” Ann (Gersich) McCarthy (89) passed away Sunday, May 19th 2013, at Vista Health in Waukegan, Illinois surrounded by her family and friends. She was born March 6th, 1924 in Hurley, Wisconsin.
Shirley obtained her RN in Ashland, Wisconsin and was a strong, fun-loving, woman, who loved her family, friends, dogs, sales papers, and Publisher Clearing House entries.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. McCarthy; sons, John P. McCarthy and Edward A. McCarthy; parents, John and Helen (La Forge) Gersich; brother, John “Buddy” Gersich; son-in-law, David E. Stolarick; and grandson, Matthew D. Stolarick.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Stolarick of Gurnee, IL and Mary McCarthy of Bolingbrook, IL; sister, Suzie (Gersich) Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; brother, Edward Gersich of Hubertus, WI; sisters-in-law, Marylyn Gersich and Anita McCarthy; daughters-in-law, Brenda McCarthy and Rebecca McCarthy; and Aunt Evelyn Estrel of Park Falls, WI. Shirley also has thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four greatgrandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Bessie Gordon, who were all instrumental in her life until the end.
Visitation will be held at Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, on Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm and again the next morning from 9:00-10:00am at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd., Gurnee. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00am. Interment will follow immediately in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.