R. Mae McCarty

R. Mae McCarty

R. Mae McCarty, age 89, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on August 29, 2023, at Luther Manor in Dubuque while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Mae’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Moracco Supper Club, 1413 Rockdale Road in Dubuque. A private family burial will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mae’s family.


Mae was born on May 27, 1934, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to Carlyle and Louise (Birkel) Meehan.  She attended the former Immaculate Conception Academy in Dubuque.  Mae was united in marriage to John R. McCarty on August 11, 1951, at the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubuque.  Sadly, John was called home ahead of her on June 24, 1986.


Mae was a cashier at the former Walsh Stores in Dubuque for many years.  In her free-time, she loved playing cards, dominoes, as well as playing bingo with her family and friends.  Mae also enjoyed many road trips with her friends throughout the years.  Mae loved children and generously provided childcare for many of them. 


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Mae include,

her six sons,

Michael (Catherine) McCarty, Minneapolis, MN,

Patrick (Denise) McCarty, New Port Richey, FL,

Kevin (Nancy) McCarty, Dubuque, IA,

Timothy McCarty, Richmond, KY,

Kerry (Connie) McCarty, Colorado Springs, CO,

and John J. (Bonita Peters) McCarty, Appleton, WI;


her eight grandchildren;


her eleven great-grandchildren;


her three sisters,

Lorraine Dietrich, Cedar Rapids, IA,

Shirley Kane, Dubuque, IA,

and Frances (Larry) Breitbach, Dubuque, IA;


her two brothers,

James (Judy) Meehan, Williamsburg, VA,

and Richard (Gladys) Meehan, Dubuque, IA;


her sister-in-law,

Joan McCarty, Dubuque, IA;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Mae was preceded in death by her husband, John R. McCarty; her parents, Carlyle (Louise) Meehan; her sisters, Patricia Balk, Marlene McCarty, and Donna (Dennis) Runde; and her brothers-in-law, Dennis McCarty, James McCarty, Owen Dietrich, Stanley Kane, and Donald Balk.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mae’s name to Luther Manor, or Hospice of Dubuque.


Mae’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care.  The love and support which has been so graciously offered to Mae over the last two years has truly brought peace and comfort, not only to her, but to all who knew and loved her as well.  We are forever grateful for each and every one of you.


Online condolences may be shared with Mae’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

Celebration of Life

Moracco Supper Club
1413 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 52003
September 7th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

5 comments on “R. Mae McCarty
  1. Dick and Glady so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Dick. Know you are in my thoughts and prayaers

  2. Mike Kemp says:

    On behalf of the James and Joan Macarthy family, we are so sorry for your loss. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Bill says:

    Fran and Larry:
    You have our deepest sympathy on the death of your sister. If you need anything just let us know. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  4. Christopher R. Cupps, Sr. says:

    Mae was one of my neighborhoods Mothers who kept an eye on me. I grew up with her boys and her brother Richard. She was always a good friend and I never forgot her through the years. R.I.P. my friend. <3' Glad I got to see her a couple months ago.

  5. Clara Evanoff says:

    My deepest sympathies to family of Mae. Charlie and I met Mae when we were managing Applewood and we remained friends. I enjoyed sitting on her patio and just talking.

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