HAMPDEN - Matthew McCarthy, 24, went home to with the Lord on April 2, 2015. He was born April 17, 1990, in Bangor, the son of Barry S. and Gail (Leonard) McCarthy.
Matt graduated from Hampden Academy, Class of 2008 where he played hockey. He was an avid reader, and especially loved learning about history. Matthew and his dad worked together at Hussey Painting. They were "Best Buddies", and loved spending time with each other.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Barry and Gail McCarthy; his brothers, Joseph Leonard and his wife Julie and their children Stephen, Hannah, and Emily; B.J. McCarthy, and Jamie McCarthy and his wife Julieann and their children Lilly and Zane; his sister, Jennifer Sewell and her children Shelby, Nicholas, Ethan, and Matthew; grandmothers, Janice McCarthy, and Gloria Leonard; aunts and uncles, Debbie McCarthy, Patty Newey, William Leonard, Debbie Spaulding, Bobby McCarthy, and Donnie McCarthy; many cousins; friends, Kevin Brown, Caleb Miles and Zach Bullock; many other friends. Matt was predeceased by his sister, Ashley McCarthy; grandfathers, Harold McCarthy, and William Leonard Sr.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 5-7 p.m. Monday April 6, 2015 at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with the Rev. Dick Woehr officiating. Interment will be held later this spring at the Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden. Memorial contributions in Matthew's memory may be made to Patty Newey 183 Baker Road, Winterport, Maine 04496. Condolence to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Son know that we love you and you had a heart of Gold that you touched so many in your short 24 years. The only comfort we have is that you are in the loving arms of your sister, peace be with you and hold on to her until I get there. Love you, Mom and Dad.