May 6, 1919 - November 12, 2014


The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ethel A. McCarthy, age 95 of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Ethel died Wednesday, November 12th at the Masonic Home in Bloomington. There will be a visitation after 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Monday. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Ethel was born May 6, 1919 in Albany to Rudolph and Alma (Shleppenbach) Hanauska. She was united in marriage to Joseph McCarthy at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in on February 11, 1947, She home studied high school and earned a certification in Medical Record Procedures. She was president of the Sixth District Minnesota Medical Records Association. She provided space for the first permanent location of the Albany Public Library at their place of business and became Librarian at that time. She was employed at the Albany Radio Station, Albany Medical Clinic and the Albany Hospital medical records department. She had may interests including music, care of birds, arts, flowers, gardening, golfing and spending time at the Library. These were some of her favorite pastimes.. She was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Seven Dolors Christian Mothers, Mother of Mercy Nursing Home Auxiliary, and the East St. Cloud VFW Auxiliary. She had a busy and interesting life.

Ethel is survived by her children, Kevin McCarthy, St Cloud; Patrick (Paula) McCarthy, St. Paul; Maureen Kemper, Avon; Sean McCarthy, San Diego, CA. and 5 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Eugene (Joyce) Hanauska; Louis (Ann) Hanauska; Kenneth (Mary Pat) Hanauska, Genevieve (Willard) Wagner, and Betty (Jerry) Tasto.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph in June of 2001, her grandson Donald, and an infant brother Aloys.