Massena:June McCarthy, 94, of Massena, NY passed away January 29, 2014 surrounded by loving family at the St. Regis Nursing Home, where she had been in failing health for several months. June is survived by her three sons; Vincent J. (Neary) H., Paul (Annalee) and John F. (Scott Glessner).
She was devoted to her five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and loving Aunt to her five nieces and three nephews. June was born June 8,1919 in Massena, New York, daughter of Henry and Charlotte Butler Quenelle.
She graduated from Massena High School and Central City Business Institute (Syracuse), both in 1937. June managed Quenelles Liquor Store for 10 years, worked for Alcoa and retired after 13 years from Key Bank as secretary to the Branch Manager. June married F. John McCarthy on June 10, 1942 at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Gerald Kellogg officiating. During WWII, June served in a volunteer corps which stood watch in towers around Massena on the lookout for enemy aircraft. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Choir, member of the Ladies Christian Benevolent Association and was a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart for many years. June delivered meals for Meals-on-Wheels in Massena and also was a Liturgist for the Sacred Heart Bereavement Committee. One of Junes greatest joys was volunteering at the St. Regis nursing home. She assisted residents in attending the Wednesday mass and helped to prepare the altar for services. June also was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Regis for the Wednesday mass as well as for residents unable to attend mass. June was predeceased by her parents, her husband, F. John, her brother Paul Quenelle and her sister Norma Lamoureux.
June will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Trinity Catholic School Endowment fund or the St. Regis Nursing Home Activity fund. Those wishing to share condolences and memories may do so towww.phillipsmemorial.com