December 28, 2017
Born in Catskill, NY
Resided in Catskill, New York
He was born in Catskill, a son of the late Charles McCarthy and Mabel Denniston McCarthy Palmer. A Catskill High School graduate, he entered the US Airforce in 1963. Butch served in Okinowa, Japan and was discharged in 1967. He married Rosemary DeMatteo on May 3, 1969
Butch worked at G.E., Selkirk from 1968 - 2002 as a technician. He later worked as the Emergency Services Director at the Red Cross, Kingston from 2003 - 2009.
He had a passion for drum corps competition and enjoyed playing and watching golf. Butch was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill.
Loving husband of Rosemary McCarthy, father of Sean McCarthy (Rebecca) of Coxsackie and Kyle McCarthy (Amira) of Wappingers Falls; grandfather of Jacob and Ellie McCarthy. He was the stepson of the late William Palmer.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, January 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. Family and friends will gather at St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill on Saturday for an 11:00 am Funeral Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Matthew 25 Food Pantry, 8 Union St., Catskill, NY 12414.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414
Catskill, New York 12414