hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

May 9, 2013

Brian Joseph McCarthy, 52

Sandown, NH — Brian Joseph McCarthy, 52, of Sandown and formerly of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

He was born in Haverhill on January 27, 1961, son of Patricia A. (Germain) McCarthy of Haverhill and the late George McCarthy, Jr.

Brian was a graduate of Haverhill High School and Merrimack College and received his Master's degree from Boston University.

He enjoyed reading, sailing and playing tennis at Cedardale.

In addition to his mother, Brian is survived by his sister, Andrea E. and her husband, Steven Berlin, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; his two nieces, Chelsey and Sarah Berlin; and his two nephews, Michael and David Berlin.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 30, at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Interment was private. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill, were held on Monday, April 29. Contributions in his memory may be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 03885. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.