In memory of
Agnes L. (White) McCarthy
Agnes L. (White) McCarthy, 102, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in Corinth, New York, on Feb. 8, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Charles Fredrick and Lillian (Reed) White. Agnes graduated from Corinth High School with honors and Albany Business College. In 1943, she moved with her husband, Raymond D. McCarthy, to Manchester, where she lived for many years before moving to Vernon. Finally, her grandson, Daniel Morgan, moved her to a specially built apartment in his home in Stafford. A retiree of Hamilton Standard, she was an inspector in the Space and Life Division. At the height of the Gemini and Apollo missions she was on first-name basis with many of the astronauts who had their space suits made there. Agnes enjoyed quilting, ceramics, her flower gardens, traveling with her group of friends, and cooking her specialties for the family. Her finely made quilts, framed hooked rugs, and ceramics are family heirlooms. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Morgan and her husband, Chester, of Vernon; three grandchildren, Kevin Morgan and his wife, Colleen, of Ellington, Daniel Morgan and his wife, Darlene, of Stafford and Laura Laskey and her husband, Robert, of Vernon; eight great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc., 360 Broad St., Hartford, CT 06105. Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville is in charge of arrangements. Agnes's family would like to thank the staff of Woodlake At Tolland for the loving and dignified care given to her. For online condolences, visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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