James M. McCarthy

June 19, 1962 ~ August 1, 2021 (age 59)


East Providence


James “Jim” M. McCarthy, died August 1st, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Linda M. (Robideau) McCarthy. They were happily married for 33 years. 


Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Daniel J. McCarthy Sr. and Claire E. (Tisdale) McCarthy.


James was a 1981 graduate of Our Lady of Providence High School. He was a proud Free Mason of Adelphoi No.33. A man of many talents and job descriptions, he could do anything. Jim worked at Fram as a facilities and grounds manager. As an assistant superintendent for the City of East Providence. As well as in the Highway Department for the City of East Providence. He regularly volunteered his time at Lighthouse Shops food recovery. He was there for anyone who needed “Just a little help”. In his spare time he was an avid weather watcher, getting his training through Skywarn. Jim enjoyed camping and anything to do with the outdoors, even traveling for 2 ½ months in a camper with his wife Linda, with no set destination. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a true gentleman. 


In addition to his wife Linda. He leaves behind a daughter, Krystal L. McCarthy, and a son, James M. McCarthy Jr.. His four siblings; Ellen McCarthy F.C.J., Daniel J. “D.J.” McCarthy, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth “Buffy” McCarthy, Susan McCarthy, and John McCarthy. His nieces and nephews, Meaghan, Daniel III, Matthew McCarthy, and Larissa Robideau. 


Visiting hours are Friday evening, August 6th, from  6:00pm - 8:00pm. At Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. At the families request please wear a mask and practice social distancing, as well as other COVID precautions. 


Jim’s funeral will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 9:00 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, 21 Traverse St, Providence, RI 02903. The Interment will be private. 


In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lymphoma Society, 2346 Post Rd #202, Warwick, RI 02886, in his memory. This would be greatly appreciated.

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August 6, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

August 7, 2021

9:00 AM
Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Mass of Christian Burial
August 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Church of the Holy Rosary
21 Traverse Street
Providence, RI 02903


Lymphoma Society
2346 Post Rd #202, Warwick RI 02886

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