Shawn M. McCarthy

  • Born: January 17, 1960
  • Died: March 6, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shawn McCarthy, 59, of Manchester died peacefully on March 6, 2019 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH following a brief illness after a day surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Manchester, the youngest son of Walter and Dorothy (Kuscienka) McCarthy.

Shawn attended local schools and received his master's of business degree from NH College. He worked as a financial analyst at BAE Systems for 36 years. He was also a member of the board of directors and former president for The 100 Club of NH, a member and officer of the Southern NH Radio Control Airplane Club and a 17-year participant in the annual Trans NH bicycle ride to raise money for the NH Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Shawn was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family and friends more than anything else in life.He was always able to see the humor in any situation; he also enjoyed traveling, football, RC model airplanes, bicycling, participating in triathlons and watercolor painting.

Shawn leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Michelle (Pepin) McCarthy, his sons Shane and Tyler McCarthy, his brothers and their partners, Kevin (Linda) McCarthy, Brian (Lisa) McCarthy, Marc (Michelle) Pepin, Paul (Linda) Pepin, David (DeDe) Pepin, mother-in-law Lillian Pepin and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Nursing Facility for their care over the past few months. We are also grateful to all the wonderful people at the Community Hospice House for the loving care they gave to Shawn during his short stay there.

Services will be held on March 30, 2019 at The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH with calling hours from 9-12 and a celebration of life service from 12-1.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to any of the following:Community Hospice House in Merrimack NH, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NH, The 100 Club of NH or Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Massachusetts.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Michelle and family,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers after the loss of Shawn. I was so sorry to hear about his passing.

Posted by Karen Leafe - Manchester, NH - Coworker   March 27, 2019

Shawn and I attended high school together. We sat next to each other in some classes and he always had a kind word, fun laugh, great smile and was a wonderful person. My condolences to your family. Your in my thoughts. Rest in Peace
Roger Bellerose

Posted by Roger Bellerose - Goffstown, NH - Friend   March 24, 2019

Shawn had a smile. that made everyone around him smile too. He was a friend, a fun pilot a good person gone too soon. Every time we get one of our planes up in the air we will think of you. Our condolences to your family.

Posted by Darrell &Joan Wagner - Hudson, NH - Friend   March 22, 2019

I feel very lucky to have known Shawn. He greeted everyone with a smile, and I was always touched by the love and devotion he had for his family. A life taken from us far too soon. You will be missed, Shawn.

Posted by Vicki Powers - Nashua, NH - Friend   March 12, 2019

I feel privileged to have known Shawn and worked with he and Michelle while they were in Charlestown. I recall such a bright smile with a positive attitude and unwaivering support and encouragement from both Shawn and Michelle. Please accept my condolences and hold all your memories close. Know his team is thinking of all friends and family at this time. Janet Keith

Posted by Janet Keith - Saco, ME - Acquaintance   March 12, 2019

Rest in Peace!

Posted by Scott Ives - Dunbarton, NH - Friend   March 12, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

Just a handful of the digitals Shawn shared with me.

Community Photos

Community Photos

Community Photos

Red Rock Canyon, NV, July 2011