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1952 Mary 2021

Mary Catherine (McCarthy) Fisher

September 12, 1952 — January 16, 2021

Mary Catherine (McCarthy) Fisher
Mary was born in Duluth on 9/12/52 to Robert and Janet McCarthy. Mary passed on 1/16/21 at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth at the age of 68 after an unexpected critical illness.

Mary was a devoted and loving wife and mother to her husband Jim and her two children, Kelly and Rebecca.  She also cared deeply for her dog Maggie. Mary enjoyed a successful career both as a Director of Patient Information Services and later as a Health Unit Coordinator for Essentia Health in Duluth. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends more than anything-the people she cared for were always her priority. She also loved traveling, flowers, fashion, and making her home beautiful.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents, her brother Patrick McCarthy, her Sisters In Law Jan Wedin and Mary McCarthy. Mary is survived by her husband Jim, her daughters Kelly (Gabe) of Duluth and Rebecca (Kennedy) of Los Angeles, and her dog Maggie. She is also survived by her brothers Bob (Sherri) McCarthy, Jack (Terri) McCarthy, Dan (Jeanne) McCarthy, Tim McCarthy, Brian (Erica) McCarthy, Tom (Patti) McCarthy, Sister In Law Therese McCarthy, and Brother In Law Richard Fisher, along with many beloved nieces and nephews and friends too numerous to count.

Mary was a kind, generous, intelligent, and witty person with a gentle spirit. To know her was to love her, and her joyful presence and laughter will be missed by so many. May she rest in peace.
A celebration of life will be planned at a time when it is appropriate to have a larger gathering after pandemic restrictions have been lifted.

Mary’s  Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed, starting at 10:55am Tuesday, Jan. 26th at,
Funeral arrangements to be made through Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN, (218) 727-3555.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Catherine (McCarthy) Fisher, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Starts at 10:55 am

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